Published December 4, 2020

This Week in Marvel Prepares for Knull's Arrival with the Creators of 'King in Black'

Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, and Devin Lewis join TWIM as 'King in Black' makes its debut!

This Week in Marvel King in Black

The King in Black is here! Marvel's symbiote event kicked off this week as KING IN BLACK #1 went on sale, and This Week in Marvel is getting the inside story! Ryan "Agent M" Penagos and Lorraine Cink welcomed writer Donny Cates, artist Ryan Stegman, and editor Devin Lewis to the show to find out what kind of bug is in Knull's bonnet and why he's going after the Avengers -- and Earth!

Here's a quick snippet of their conversation:

Cates: “All of us now on this episode have heard how KING IN BLACK ends, and it is a quite literal redefining moment for quite a lot of characters.”

Lewis: “Things go pretty badly for a number of characters. A couple of folks have some really rough days in KING IN BLACK #1, and that’s because it is, in a lot of ways, the culmination of everything Donny and Ryan have been doing now for two years.”

Stegman: “I hope that some 14-year-old has their mind blown by this, and does their event when they grow up and that, you know, it just continues on down the line.”

But that's not all that happened on this episode! Ryan and Lorraine also shared their holiday picks from this year's Marvel Holiday Gift Guide! Check out what they're planning to give (and maybe hoping to receive):

Ryan's Picks:

Marvel Classic Sticker Book, Tiger Electronics X-Men Game, Infinity Gauntlet Pin Mates, Transformers Generations X-Men/Transformers mashup – Ultimate X-Panse jet, M.O.D.O.K. tiki mug from Mondo, Marvel Legends talking Deadpool and Stormbreaker, books for kids 

Lorraine's picks:

  • Holiday at home: Her Universe Loungewear, Boxlunch cookwear, gingerbread apron and PSL cup 
  • Toys: Marvel Studios' WandaVision Halloween Funko pops, retro Marvel toys from Hasbro Marvel legends, Koto Women of Marvel line 
  • Kid's Books: Mighty Marvel First BooksAvengers Assembly Orientation (and my book, Marvel Powers of a Girl)  
  • Subscriptions: Marvel Unlimited, Disney+ Subscription, Sirius XM Subscription


You can listen to the full episode below:

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