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Published May 17, 2021

Wakanda’s Symbiote Invasion Begins, the Fantastic Four Is Down a Member, and Daredevil Falls to Knull

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New this week on Marvel Unlimited: The battle for planet Earth heats up across New York, Wakanda, and the universe at large! Venom epic KING IN BLACK continues weekly across key series and storylines, pulling in everyone from Marvel’s First Family to the intergalactic mutants of S.W.O.R.D. Unfortunately, a final salvo does not seem close at hand. Meanwhile, the Thunderbolts, superhuman ne'er-do-wells and self-serving mercenaries, infiltrate the Ravencroft Institute to get to the center of Knull’s plot. But what lies in wait is even scarier than the God of Symbiotes himself...

Recap this week’s KING IN BLACK issues below, and see what other digital comics are new to MU this week:

NEW ON MAY 17

KING IN BLACK: BLACK PANTHER (2021) #1

Symbiotes invade the unconquerable country of Wakanda! T’Challa’s most treasured allies are lost in a storm of Knull’s making in this wild one-shot! Critically acclaimed writer, actor, and producer Geoffrey Thorne explores a Wakanda gone dark—invaded by Knull’s massive symbiote army. Wakanda needs its king. It needs the Black Panther. But once again, the hero must choose between his role as an Avenger, his role as a king… and the yearnings of his heart.

Shuri falls to Knull's influence.

DAREDEVIL (2019) #27

Ensnared in the web! As New York begins to crack under the weight of Knull's symbiotic assault, Matt Murdock has a crisis of faith in the most electrifying issue of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto's groundbreaking DAREDEVIL run yet. But this time, they're joined by none other than Mike Hawthorne, spearheading a brutal story that pits Daredevil against the god-king of the symbiotes himself—Knull. Guest-starring Elektra, Assassin Without Fear!

Knull tempts Daredevil with symbiotic power.

FANTASTIC FOUR (2018) #29

“Bonding Time.” In the middle of the chaos that is KING IN BLACK, a symbiote bonds with a member of the Fantastic Four! Also in this issue, the Unseen is putting together a squadron for a secret mission in deep space...

A member of the Fantastic Four falls.

S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #3

Take a trip with the Everywhere Man! The Void-God has overtaken the Earth. Top-level mutants have been assimilated. Protocol V is in effect. But space is a big place... and a lot of things happen there at once. Walk a mile in the Manifold's shoes, as S.W.O.R.D.'s Quintician takes a multi-artist journey across the universe and back... and comes face-to-face with S.W.O.R.D.'s deadliest enemy.

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Manifold confronts a Knullified reality.

KING IN BLACK: THUNDERBOLTS (2021) #2

The secret to saving the world lies within the Ravencroft Institute, but can the Thunderbolts get it out? Not if a mob of Knullified inmates have anything to say about it! The Thunderbolts’ plan to save the world is revealed, and it must be seen to be believed!

The Thunderbolts infiltrate the Ravencroft Institute.

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The X-Men, the Avengers, Venom, and all of New York’s heroes prepare for the King in Black! Knull, the God of Symbiotes, has amassed an army and is headed straight for Earth. The planet’s greatest and most powerful minds unite against the impending threat... but nothing can halt this Darkness. Who is the Lord of the Abyss? And will Eddie Brock: Venom survive his thrall?
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