Publisher Description:  Knull makes his long-dreaded arrival this December in King in Black #1, and his conquest of the Marvel Universe will escalate in scale and stakes come January.  The god of the symbiotes’ reign will have significant impacts on the Venom mythology as well radical consequences for Marvel’s heroes and teams.  

King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes #1 will collect essential King in Black stories by creators like Clay McLeod Chapman, Guiu Vilanova, Frank Tieri, and Danilo Beyruth, featuring the return of Scream and a visit to the Ravencroft Institute.  Jane Foster reunites the Valkyries to take on Knull’s army in King in Black: Return of the Valkyries.  It’s a symbiote showdown like you’ve never witnessed before in King in Black: Gwenom Vs Carnage #1.  The Black Knight wields the Ebony Blade once more to take down Knull in King in Black: Black Knight #1.  And Kingpin assembles a squad of villains to save the city in King in Black: Thunderbolts #1.

Knull’s invasion will also be felt in tie-ins to some of your favorite ongoing and upcoming titles like Daredevil #26, Deadpool #10, Guardians of the Galaxy #10, Savage Avengers #17 and S.W.O.R.D. #2.

Look for the following King in Black titles to be released in January:

King in Black #3 (of 5)
Written by Donny Cates
Art and Cover by Ryan Stegman
After last issue’s shocking finale, the heroes of the Marvel Universe are reeling.  Outgunned and outmanned, but never outdone, they unite and face KNULL, God of the Abyss, as he ensnares the planet in the darkness of his reign!  Superstars DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN continue to raise the game — and the stakes for the Marvel Universe in this Earth-shattering epic!

King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes #1 (of 3)
Written by Clay Mcleod Chapman & Frank Tieri
Art by Guiu Vilanova & Danilo Beyruth
Cover by Tony Moore
"Darkness Reigns Over The Marvel Universe!"

King in Black: Return of the Valkyries #1 (of 4)
Written by Jason Aaron & Torunn Grønbekk
Art by Nina Vakueva
Cover by Mattia De Iulis
"Jane Foster Returns!"
Once there was an entire army of Valkyries, but now Jane Foster is the only one.  When the King in Black comes to Midgard, Jane must rebuild the Valkyries to help stop him -- starting with Hildegarde, a warrior from Asgard’s own hallowed halls, and X-Man Dani Moonstar, a former Valkyrie herself.  But what Jane doesn’t know… is that she never was the only Valkyrie after all.  Who is the fourth warrior?  Jason Aaron and Torunn Grønbekk team up with artist Nina Vakueva for a story that will rock the foundations of the Marvel Universe!

King in Black: Return of the Valkyries #2 (of 4)
Written by Jason Aaron & Torunn Grønbekk
Art by Nina Vakueva
Cover by Mattia De Iulis
"Save The Sentry – Save The Valkyries – Save The Earth!"
Knull and his symbiote horrors have come to Earth, and now all Jane Foster sees when she looks at that big blue globe… is a vision of death.  Most of Earth’s heroes are locked in battle on the ground, and it’s up to Jane and the Sentry to protect the rest!  But Knull’s power has spread over the galaxy and infected creatures even older than the gods… and it may not matter how many Valkyries Jane can bring to their aid.

King in Black: Gwenom Vs Carnage #1 (of 3)
Written by Seanan Mcguire
Art by Flaviano
Cover by Ken Lashley
"Gwen Stacy Enters The Fray Against The King In Black!"
Bonded to a synthetic symbiote from another reality, GHOST-SPIDER, aka Gwen Stacy of Earth-65, is unique among the webslingers of the multiverse!  But when KNULL descends on her adopted home, his gravity well of dark psychic energy will reap unforeseen consequences not only on Gwen, but on her symbiotic suit as well!

King in Black: Black Knight #1
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Jesus Saiz
Cover by Dan Mora
"The Black Knight Duels The King In Black!"
KNULL’s ferocious assault upon earth has begun and Dane Whitman – Avenger, hero, and wielder of the mighty Ebony Blade as the BLACK KNIGHT – takes up sword and shield to defend against the unstoppable onslaught.  Though the blade grants Dane incredible power so too does it consume him with a lust for violence and destruction.  As the endless horde of symbiote dragons darken the skies of Shanghai, will the Black Knight overcome the growing evil within himself and join AERO and SWORD MASTER in saving the city?!  And what secrets will the battle against Knull reveal about Dane’s past?

King in Black: Thunderbolts #1 (of 3)
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Juan Ferreyra
Cover by Kyle Hotz
"Kingpin’s Killers Versus An Army of Unkillable Dragons!"
An army of evil space dragons have come to attack Earth and are starting with New York. MAYOR FISK has a plan for that.  Assembling a group of killers, mercenaries, and just generally pretty horrible people like TASKMASTER, RHINO, STAR, MR. FEAR, and BATROC THE LEAPER, Mayor Fisk tasks them with saving the city or die trying… or die right then and there.  The fate of the entire world may rest in the hands of the absolute worst people in the Marvel Universe. What could go wrong?

Daredevil #26
Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Marco Checchetto & Mike Hawthorne
Cover by Marco Checchetto
"A Devil Consumed!"
Matt faces a darkness unlike any before.  Meanwhile, ELEKTRA may be in over her head for the first time in her life.  DAREDEVIL must find the strength to continue the fight as all hell breaks loose.

Deadpool #10
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art and Cover by Gerardo Sandoval
"King of the Monsters Versus King of the Dragons!"
An evil, ancient cult wants to kill DEADPOOL.  An evil, ancient space god wants to kill Deadpool.  Why does everyone want to kill Deadpool??? (I mean, we know why…)

Guardians of the Galaxy #10
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Juann Cabal
Cover by 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…

Savage Avengers #17
Written by Gerry Duggan
Art by Kev Walker
Cover by Valerio Giangiordano
"Black Skies" Part 1!
CONAN rings in the New Year on Ryker’s Island — which he promptly breaks out of with the help of...DEADPOOL.  The two warriors fight together against the symbiotes of KNULL, and Conan makes a surprising discovery that may help him overcome KULAN GATH.

S.W.O.R.D. #2
Written by Al Ewing
Art and Cover by Valerio Schiti
"What Is Protocol V?"
The S.W.O.R.D. station is thrown in at the deep end of a planetary crisis as Krakoa battles the KING IN BLACK!  While a cross-division team take on latex dragons from outer space, Abigail Brand prepares a deniable operation all her own. What is PROTOCOL V - and can the Earth survive it?

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