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Darkness reigns over the Marvel Universe! As Knull makes his long-dreaded arrival, no corner of the world is safe — and all-star talents unite to explore key moments in the saga! Featuring epic clashes between Knull's army and Earth's heroes, the return of fan-favorite characters, surprising revelations regarding the Venom mythology and introductions to exciting new player Darkness reigns over the Marvel Universe! As Knull makes his long-dreaded arrival, no corner of the world is safe — and all-star talents unite to explore key moments in the saga! Featuring epic clashes between Knull's army and Earth's heroes, the return of fan-favorite characters, surprising revelations regarding the Venom mythology and introductions to exciting new players in the Marvel Universe! Starring Scream, the American Kaiju, Cloak and Dagger, Cortland Kasady — ancestor of Cletus — and more! Plus: Dane Whitman, wielder of the mighty Ebony Blade, rises again to defend the Earth against Knull's unstoppable onslaught with Aero and Sword Master by his side! But what secrets will the brutal battle reveal about the Black Knight's past? Collects King In Black: Planet of the Symbiotes (2021) #1-3, King in Black: Black Knight (2021) #1.


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Darkness reigns over the Marvel Universe! As Knull makes his long-dreaded arrival, no corner of the world is safe — and all-star talents unite to explore key moments in the saga! Featuring epic clashes between Knull's army and Earth's heroes, the return of fan-favorite characters, surprising revelations regarding the Venom mythology and introductions to exciting new player Darkness reigns over the Marvel Universe! As Knull makes his long-dreaded arrival, no corner of the world is safe — and all-star talents unite to explore key moments in the saga! Featuring epic clashes between Knull's army and Earth's heroes, the return of fan-favorite characters, surprising revelations regarding the Venom mythology and introductions to exciting new players in the Marvel Universe! Starring Scream, the American Kaiju, Cloak and Dagger, Cortland Kasady — ancestor of Cletus — and more! Plus: Dane Whitman, wielder of the mighty Ebony Blade, rises again to defend the Earth against Knull's unstoppable onslaught with Aero and Sword Master by his side! But what secrets will the brutal battle reveal about the Black Knight's past? Collects King In Black: Planet of the Symbiotes (2021) #1-3, King in Black: Black Knight (2021) #1.

48 review for King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes

  1. 5 out of 5

    Paul E. Morph

    This is one of the two King in Black anthology books. This one collects stories featuring Scream, the Ravencroft staff (John Jameson and Misty Knight), American Kaiju, the new Toxin, Cloak & Dagger, the new Hornet and the Black Knight (Dane’s story is the only book-length tale in this collection and guest stars Aero and Sword-Master). As with most anthology titles, featuring work from many different creative teams, the quality is wildly variable. There’s some really good stuff in here (I’m excite This is one of the two King in Black anthology books. This one collects stories featuring Scream, the Ravencroft staff (John Jameson and Misty Knight), American Kaiju, the new Toxin, Cloak & Dagger, the new Hornet and the Black Knight (Dane’s story is the only book-length tale in this collection and guest stars Aero and Sword-Master). As with most anthology titles, featuring work from many different creative teams, the quality is wildly variable. There’s some really good stuff in here (I’m excited about the new Hornet and the Black Knight’s new book and it’s always great to see Cloak & Dagger) and some not-so-good stuff (I really could do without all these other symbiote-powered characters and American Kaiju is just a joke of a character). I gave each story a mark for the writing and a mark for the artwork and, as usually happens with anthology titles, it averaged out to 3 stars. My next book: King in Black: Return of the Valkyries

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brian Garthoff

    I guess I didn’t learn my lesson from Absolute Carnage. This particular set of tie-ins are strictly filler, extra comics with the King in Black logo on it to suckers like me. Planet of the Symbiotes is mostly inoffensive but utterly forgettable.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Khurram

    A pretty good addition to the King in Black main series. It does what a good companion book should do it, promotes or new and re-introduces and makes them interesting on their own or as side series. The 3 Planet of the Symbiotes mini series each are two short stories. Issue 1 contains Screem and Revencroft. Issue 2 American Kaiju and Hornet. Issue 3 Cloak & Dagger and Toxin. Then a revelation for the Black Knight (building off the Black Knights appearance in Symbiote Spider-man King in Black). I f A pretty good addition to the King in Black main series. It does what a good companion book should do it, promotes or new and re-introduces and makes them interesting on their own or as side series. The 3 Planet of the Symbiotes mini series each are two short stories. Issue 1 contains Screem and Revencroft. Issue 2 American Kaiju and Hornet. Issue 3 Cloak & Dagger and Toxin. Then a revelation for the Black Knight (building off the Black Knights appearance in Symbiote Spider-man King in Black). I found all of these stories interesting to the point that I did want to know what was next for these characters. I hope that is covered in the main story or their own series or it is just a waste. A nice cover and sketch gallery at the end as well.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    Planet Of The Symbiotes is basically an anthology book - each of the three issues included two or more stories, and they're all collected here for better or worse, alongside the Black Knight one-shot which didn't fit elsewhere. It's an anthology book, so your mileage may vary. Some of these stories are pretty good - any follow-up on Scream's status quo is appreciated given how her solo series was unceremoniously cancelled, and while I'm still bitter about the loss of Pat Mulligan, I was glad to s Planet Of The Symbiotes is basically an anthology book - each of the three issues included two or more stories, and they're all collected here for better or worse, alongside the Black Knight one-shot which didn't fit elsewhere. It's an anthology book, so your mileage may vary. Some of these stories are pretty good - any follow-up on Scream's status quo is appreciated given how her solo series was unceremoniously cancelled, and while I'm still bitter about the loss of Pat Mulligan, I was glad to see Toxin again too. Some stories were less impressive - American Kaiju goes nowhere, and the Cloak & Dagger one feels like it wants to say more, but only has 10 pages to do it in, so it fails to make an impact. The Ravencroft story follows up on the Ruins Of Ravencroft one-shots, but again feels more like a primer for something else than a complete story on its own. The Black Knight one-shot also serves as a bit of a prelude to Si Spurrier's Curse Of The Ebony Blade mini-series, but it has more pages available so it's a bit more complete. There's some nice character work, especially when Aero and Sword Master show up, and Jesus Saiz's artwork is gorgeous. I feel like some of the Planet Of The Symbiotes stories would have been better served with either their own one-shots, or an oversized page count so they could breathe a little better. As it is, most of them are okay, but are hamstrung by the shortness of the stories.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    When a huge crossover happens in the Marvel Universe, we get a lot of unnecessary crossovers. I'm sure there is someone who wants to know what is going on with specific characters, but sometimes it feels like overkill. This Volume of the "King in Black" crossover was one of those. Highlights: - Riot, Agony, Lasher, and Phage, all taken by Knull, fight against Scream, who's connection to fire prevents her from being controlled. - Knull reanimates the body of Cortland Kasady to become Plague, fightin When a huge crossover happens in the Marvel Universe, we get a lot of unnecessary crossovers. I'm sure there is someone who wants to know what is going on with specific characters, but sometimes it feels like overkill. This Volume of the "King in Black" crossover was one of those. Highlights: - Riot, Agony, Lasher, and Phage, all taken by Knull, fight against Scream, who's connection to fire prevents her from being controlled. - Knull reanimates the body of Cortland Kasady to become Plague, fighting inside Ravencroft against Misty Knight and the current warden, John Jameson (who is also Werewolf-By-Night) - Apparently Pym particles mixed with Kurt Connors Lizard formula makes a hero called American Kaiju LOL Perfect for fighting Knull dragons. - The current Prowler, dons the suit of Hornet, to assist in fighting the symbiotes. - Cloak and Dagger make an appearance. When Cloak starts to succumb to his darker tendencies, Dagger must buckle down with her light to keep him from falling too far. - Toxin, another named symbiote spin off, helps the police by fighting a symbiote crossed with a Brood. Not horrible, not great. Skip this unless you are a completionist, OR love the characters.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    Mostly a collection of shorts. Some good, others forgettable, but the real highlight is the Black Knight one shot. The art by Jesús Saiz is gorgeous and it’s a fun story that sets up the character’s upcoming miniseries. Looking forward to it.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ellie Hope

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    Mostly short stories, on the periphery of the event, starring characters I could not possibly care less about.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Drew

    Some decent tie ins

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tiag⊗

  11. 5 out of 5

    Meri

  12. 4 out of 5

    Antonio Caballero

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mikaboshi0909

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    Kyle Dinges

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    Josh Barringer

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    Darkness

  25. 4 out of 5

    Arkadiusz Frankowski

  26. 5 out of 5

    David Akeroyd

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    Dan Stinton

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    DZMM

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    AJ Kallas

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  36. 4 out of 5

    Jinx:The:Poet {the Literary Masochist, Ink Ninja & Word Roamer}

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    Richard Harrison

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    Raúl Garibay

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    Clay

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    James Landsaw

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    looneybooks79

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    Rose Wise

  44. 4 out of 5

    Rick Nelson

  45. 4 out of 5

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  46. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Spencer

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    Meteora

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    Max Washington

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