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King In Black – Omnibus (2022)

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Collects King In Black (2020) #1-5; King In Black: Immortal Hulk (2020) #1, King In Black: Iron Man/Doctor Doom (2020) #1, King In Black: Black Knight (2021) #1, King In Black: Marauders (2021) #1, King In Black: Black Panther (2021) #1, King In Black: Captain America (2021) #1, King In Black: Wiccan And Hulkling (2021) #1, King In Black: Spider-Man (2021) #1, King In Black: Scream (2021) #1 and King In Black: Ghost Rider (2021) #1; King In Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage (2021) #1-3; King In Black: Namor (2020) #1-5; King In Black: Planet Of The Symbiotes (2021) #1-3; King In Black: Return Of The Valkyries (2021) #1-4; King In Black: Thunderbolts (2021) #1-3; Symbiote Spider-Man: King In Black (2020) #1-5; Black Cat (2020) #1-3; Daredevil (2019) #26-27; Deadpool (2019) #10; Fantastic Four (2018) #29-30; Guardians Of The Galaxy (2020) #10; Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #23; S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #2-4; Savage Avengers (2019) #17-19; Spider-Woman (2020) #7-8; The Union (2020) #1-2; Venom (2018) #31-34; And King In Black Handbook (2021) #1.

Darkness reigns in the Marvel Universe!

After a campaign of terror across the galaxy, Knull – ancient and malevolent god of symbiotes – reaches Earth with an endless army of symbiote dragons at his command! The King in Black is a force unlike any ever faced by Venom and the rest of the planet’s heroes – but now Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the Sub-Mariner and more must battle an endless wave of darkness! Outgunned and badly outnumbered, can anyone possibly survive Knull’s symbiotic onslaught? Or will they all be forced to bow to the King in Black?

Featuring every epic chapter in one monstrous, black-hearted volume!

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1509 pages
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Inside The Collection

About the Author: Donny Cates

Donny Cates (born September 14, 1984) is an American comic book writer, artist, and podcaster, known for his work on titles like Venom, Thanos, Doctor Strange and Thor.

Early life

Donny Cates was born in Dallas, Texas. Raised in Garland, Texas, Cates states that he was taught to read by his father using comic books. Cates graduated from Garland High School and attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he would meet future artistic collaborators Tradd Moore and Geoff Shaw. Cates majored in sequential art, but left the school after being accepted into a Marvel internship program. While interning, Cates stole a Diamond Distributors Gem Award awarded to Astonishing X-Men #1. At the advice of Marvel editor Mark Peniccia, Cates left the program after a year to pursue writing his own comics. After a chance meeting with a Dark Horse Comics staffer at C2E2, Cates was given the opportunity to write short stories for the company.


Cates’ first comic work was a short story in Dark Horse Presents vol. 2 #24, released in August 2013. Co-written by himself and Eliot Rahal, the title of this story was Hunter Quaid: Armageddon Outta Here. It was followed up three issues later with Hunter Quaid: The Only Things We Have to Fear… are Nazis and Creepy Monsters. Satisfied with these stories, Dark Horse gave Cates the green light for later projects like Buzzkill, The Ghost Fleet and The Paybacks. Between 2016 and 2017 Cates also wrote stories for IDW Publishing, including an entry in Star Trek: Waypoint and a one-shot, Star Trek: Deviations. Cates eventually began writing for Image Comics, where he released God Country. With this title he attracted the attention of editors at Marvel, who offered him a contract.

His first long-term Marvel works were runs on Doctor Strange and Thanos. After the success of these titles, Cates was given writing duties on Venom, where he was paired with artist and podcaster Ryan Stegman. This led to him penning multiple company-wide events, including Absolute Carnage and King in Black.

Personal life

Cates currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, comic artist Megan Hutchinson. The two host a comic review podcast, The Devil’s AdvoCATES Book Club.

[Latest Update: May 28, 2022]