Marvel Comics Exclusive Reveal: VENOM #31 — The King In Black Arrives!

VENOM #31 hits your local comic book store this December, but thanks to Marvel Comics, Monkeys Fighting Robots has the privilege of revealing the cover and solicit text for you.

The comic is by writer Donny Cates and artist Iban Coello, with the cover by Coello and colorist Frank Martin.

About the issue:
What happens to Eddie Brock when he finally comes face to face with the lord of the abyss, the KING IN BLACK: KNULL?


KING IN BLACK is what Cates, Ryan Stegman, and all of their collaborators have been building up to since the start of their run. From the first arc of VENOM through ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, everything has been leading to the arrival of Knull, King of the Symbiotes, on Earth.

Similar to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, KING IN BLACK will be its own event mini-series with essential tie-ins in VENOM (and most likely additional titles).

Donny Cates on KING IN BLACK:
“As far as event books go, this is the coolest, darkest, most heavy metal, Cthulhu dark horror thing I’ve ever been able to do…
I still can’t believe that Marvel is letting us go as dark and scary as we’re going.”

Ryan Stegman:
“One of the things I’m most proud of in this series… is the creation of the character Knull…
We have some new designs that we’ll be unveiling throughout the series that are really cool and really creepy.”

Check out the VENOM #31 cover below:

marvel comics exclusive venom king in black

And with the KING IN BLACK trade dress:

marvel comics exclusive venom king in black

Are you excited for KING IN BLACK? How have you been liking VENOM? Sound off in the comments!

Anthony Composto - EIC
Anthony Composto - EIC
Editor-in-Chief for Monkeys Fighting Robots. A lifelong fan of Spider-Man and the Mets, Anthony loves an underdog story. He earned his B.A. in English because of his love for words, and his MBA because of his need for cash. He considers comics to be The Great American Art Form, and loves horror movies, indie dramas, action/thrillers, and everything in between.