During the Summer of Symbiotes, Carnage is on a relentless mission to dethrone the King in Black and claim his throne. However, in the highly anticipated “Death of Venomverse” miniseries, the formidable symbiote antagonist, Knull, will unexpectedly make his comeback. The ultimate showdown between Carnage and Knull promises to be an epic clash, determining once and for all who reigns as the most lethal symbiote in the Marvel Universe.
Knull made his first appearance in the acclaimed “Venom” run by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman. Within the series, it was revealed that Knull, the King in Black, is an ancient being responsible for the creation of symbiotes. After being awakened from his millennia-long imprisonment, Knull unleashed his formidable symbiote army, nearly conquering Earth in the “King in Black” event. He displayed his immense powers and posed a grave threat to the Earth’s superheroes. However, Eddie Brock, infused with the power of Captain Universe and the Enigma Force, emerged as Knull’s ultimate adversary, embodying the God of Light. Eddie successfully defeated and killed the King in Black, assuming the mantle of the God of Symbiotes as the former Venom.
Contrary to expectations, Knull, the formidable villain, will make a comeback in Marvel Comics’ “Death of Venomverse.” This time, his focus shifts towards Carnage, as the symbiote powerhouse aims to claim the new King of Black title. The anticipated confrontation between these two symbiotic forces will unfold in this thrilling storyline.
Carnage’s symbiote takeover includes fighting Knull
New revelations have emerged from Marvel Comics regarding Carnage’s relentless pursuit to become the ultimate surviving symbiote in the “Death of Venomverse” storyline. In his ongoing series, Carnage has embarked on a consuming spree, assimilating the abilities of various super-powered individuals such as Hydro-Man, Spot, and dark elves from Svartalfheim, augmenting his own strength. Additionally, Carnage has embarked on a quest to acquire the knowledge from Malekith on forging a new All-Black Necrosword. This endeavor proved successful, resulting in the creation of a weapon known as the All-Blood. Furthermore, Carnage has experienced a significant power boost by absorbing particles of Uru metal, the same material utilized in crafting Thor’s legendary hammer, Mjolnir.
In the upcoming “Death of Venomverse” miniseries, readers will witness the relentless and formidable Carnage traversing the vast expanse of the Multiverse, determined to eliminate every incarnation of Venom that crosses his path. However, his crusade will take an unexpected turn when the formidable Knull resurfaces. Revealed through captivating cover art by Bjorn Barends, the God of Symbiotes defies all expectations by being alive once again. The striking image depicts Knull towering over the defeated Carnage symbiote, brandishing the mighty All-Black, while flames encircle them. With an eerie smile adorning his face, Knull firmly grasps the horns of Carnage’s head, showcasing his dominance over the vanquished symbiote villain.
The lingering question persists: how will Knull make his return? In the “King in Black” event, Eddie Brock seemingly ended his existence once and for all. However, in the realm of symbiote characters, survival after death is not unheard of. It’s plausible that this version of Knull hails from a different reality than the one previously encountered. Regardless of his origin, the unexpected resurgence of the King in Black sets the stage for the ultimate showdown, as Carnage faces his most formidable obstacle yet in his quest to claim the throne for himself.
What else can readers expect in the series?
The upcoming “Death of Venomverse” miniseries will introduce a host of new and familiar symbiotes to the Marvel Universe. Issue #2 tantalizes readers with “The Symbiote Six,” a formidable group of symbiotes that are twisted versions of the Sinister Six. This installment will also feature the debut of a character named Venom Boy and include a classic story penned by Venom creator David Michelinie. On the other hand, Carnage will face off against Silence, an enhanced iteration of the Scream symbiote. In Issue #4, fans can expect an epic showdown between a female Agent Venom, possibly Anne Weying from Earth-1051, and Carnage. All of these intense battles will culminate in a climactic final confrontation with Knull, with the coveted title of King in Black hanging in the balance. The miniseries writer Cullen Bunn promised a significant and impactful storyline for the “Death of the Venomverse.”
“It has been too long since I delved into the world of Venom and its characters,” expressed Bunn. “Eddie, Flash, Andi, and Carnage have been calling out to me, urging me to tell their stories once again. This upcoming tale, an utterly wild and grandiose epic, feels like the perfect moment for me to jump back into the symbiotic fray. As I return to a multiverse teeming with Venom symbiotes, possibly for the last time (though I hope not), I knew I had to deliver something monumental. Thus, the title ‘DEATH OF THE VENOMVERSE’ was born. Rest assured, this title carries weight and is not just an empty promise! Brace yourselves for a plethora of surprises, moments of heartache, and a swarm of symbiotes that will leave you astonished!”
Marvel Comics is set to kick off the highly anticipated “Death of Venomverse” miniseries on August 2. Fans can mark their calendars for the epic showdown between Carnage and Knull in “Death of Venomverse” #5, scheduled to hit comic book stores and online retailers on September 27.