Published November 20, 2020

Mark Knull's Long-Dreaded Arrival with King in Black Temporary Tattoos

Available Wednesday, December 2 at participating comic shops!

KING IN BLACK, the highly-anticipated Marvel event that will serve as the epic next chapter in Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s groundbreaking run on VENOM arrives Wednesday, December 2. To celebrate the launch of this years-in-the-making saga, fans will also have an opportunity to take home a KING IN BLACK temporary tattoo, designed by Donny Cates’ very own tattoo artist, Ian Bederman! Matching the KING IN BLACK #1 Tattoo variant cover, the darkly mesmerizing artwork serves as a perfect symbol of the chaos and destruction that awaits the Marvel Universe when Knull’s reign begins.

King in Black tattoo pack

In addition, Bederman has contributed four other unique designs that will grace the covers of each KING IN BLACK issue. Check out the brand-new tattoo variant cover for KING IN BLACK #2, and collect all five Ian Bederman Tattoo variant covers starting with KING IN BLACK #1 on December 2!

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KING IN BLACK (2020) #2 Tattoo Variant Cover by Ian Bederman

Stay tuned for more KING IN BLACK variant cover reveals, and don’t miss your chance to commemorate the start of this historic Marvel Universe event in a special way by picking up a KING IN BLACK temporary tattoo while supplies last at your local participating comic shop.

You can also pre-order KING IN BLACK #2, written by Donny Cates with art by Ryan Stegman, at your local comic shop today! The second issue of the symbiote series goes on sale Wednesday, December 23!

King in Black #2

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