There may be no issue of The King In Black out this week. Still, its presence is writ-large across the Marvel Universe today, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Symbiote Spider-Man, Return Of The Valkyries and, of course, Venom.
. For some, it's just the appearance of a dragon across the skies of Manhattan, such as Miles Morales: Spider-Man #22.
In Spider-Woman, it gives us the circumstances that have freed Stegron to get up to his dinosaur-related shenanigans.
Kang sees this from a different perspective, as a time traveller who knows what is to come, in Symbiote Spider-Man #3.
While the Guardians Of The Galaxy #10 are dealing with a different part of the elephant and are trying to describe it from their angle.
While they have the great god of Knull as master of The Void, and we all know where he got that from.
A certain Sentry who is no longer with us. Though he is still with us in spirit – and with Jane Foster, Valkyrie in Return Of The Valkyries #1.
As she sees an Earth condemned to death. But also, in Thor #11, going on a dinner date with Donald Blake. Who is keeping Thor contained somewhere else, unable to fight Knull in the battle. Will that stop him getting a second?
While Eddie Brock is still dead… in Venom #31.
But survives as sentience within the Hive Mind of the symbiote. And it appears he is not the only one.
There's a whole army he could raise, right? To fight The King In Black machine from within? That's if everyone else can work out what the hell is going on…
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #10 KIB
(W) Al Ewing (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
THE GUARDIANS CLEANSED?! KNULL and his dragons are cleansing entire worlds of life. SPARTAX is their next target – and the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY can't save it alone. It's a good day for the return of the legendary STAR-LORD… Meanwhile, as the team battle cosmic horror, something worse is waiting – as the clock ticks down to the Last Stand in… THREE…
Rated T+In Shops: Jan 06, 2021 SRP: $3.99
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #22
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Taurin Clarke
• The Battle with Ultimatum is over, but Miles and his family will bear the scars for the rest of their lives.
• A day with Starling may raise Miles' spirits, but there's always another shoe dropping. Rated T In Shops: Jan 06, 2021 SRP: $3.99
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
IT'S A SUNNY DAY IN HEL!
But the God of Thunder is about to bring down a bloody rain! Trapped in a suburban horror show, THOR faces down an old foe. But something far worse than the Midgard Serpent is sinking its fangs into Thor's world…for DONALD BLAKE now roams the TEN REALMS with naught but death on the brain! Rated T+In Shops: Jan 06, 2021 SRP: $3.99
SPIDER-WOMAN #8 KIB
(W) Karla Pacheco (A) Pere Perez (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
SPIDER-WOMAN BREAKS BAD!
As the cure comes in sight, SPIDER-WOMAN puts it all on the line…then she crosses it. With friends like OCTAVIA VERMIS, who needs enemies? Not Jessica Drew, but it looks like she's getting them anyways. Even if Spider-Woman can find the cure, what will there be left to save? Rated T+In Shops: Jan 06, 2021 SRP: $3.99
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN KING IN BLACK #3 (OF 5)
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land
FORCES COLLIDE! Take a trip with SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN as he aligns himself with…KANG THE CONQUEROR? That can't be right. Be here in January to see how the pieces fit as Spider-Man heads to space! You'll never guess who else is here to help Spidey! (Hint: She's on the cover!) Rated T In Shops: Jan 06, 2021 SRP: $3.99
VENOM #32 KIB
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Iban Coello
KING IN BLACK ARRIVES! EDDIE BROCK is about to face the biggest challenge of his life…but he's not alone. Rated T+In Shops: Jan 06, 2021 SRP: $3.99