Character Close Up

Knull

The Abyss Made Flesh. The Destroyer of Stars. The King in Black. Venom’s greatest enemy is the one he never saw coming. Learn about the God of Symbiotes here.

KNULL'S COMIC HISTORY

Marvel Unlimited

Want to read all these digital comics? Get instant access to all these and more!

King in Black

in King in Black (2020) #1

After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull’s death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn’t come alone! With an army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth’s heroes have ever faced. Venom has seen firsthand the chaos that even one of Knull’s symbiotic monsters can wreak—will he survive an encounter with the God of the Abyss himself?

First Appearance

in Venom (2018) #3

According to Knull, he predates the universe as we know it. As explained to a helpless Eddie Brock, Knull was the darkness that enveloped everything in existence until the Celestials brought their “light of creation.” In response to the intrusion, Knull waged war on the cosmic gods with his living suits of symbiote armor.

Imprisonment

in Venom (2018) #4

See how Knull amassed his great power and fell to his own “creations.” Pride goes before destruction, and Eddie Brock learned Knull’s harsh lesson only too late.

First “First” Appearance

in Thor: God of Thunder (2012) #6

In his first canon appearance, Knull unknowingly empowered the “God Butcher” Gorr, the immortal-slaying being who would go on to rob Thor of his worthiness.

Ancient History

in Silver Surfer: Black (2019) #5

In a battle waged outside time itself, the Silver Surfer struggled to triumph over Knull’s dark possession of his Power Cosmic. But Norrin Radd finds that living without light has its perks…

The Klyntar

in Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #23

The Guardians learned of the Klyntar’s origins, and their strange “home world,” when the team plunged into the stronghold of the symbiote race.

Myth of Knull

in Web of Venom: Carnage Born (2018) #1

A cruel cannibal obsessed with murder, few mourned Cletus Kasady after he seemingly died in VENOMIZED. In the prelude to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, see how a cult’s “fallen idol” is resurrected in the name of Knull.

The Codex Cult

in Absolute Carnage (2019) #1

Knull is nigh in the Venom event that targeted every. Single. Symbiote. Host. Ever. Thanks to Kasady’s devotees, Knull threatened Carnage on Earth and beyond.

He Returns

in Incoming! (2019) #1

Dylan Brock receives a vision of Knull’s return. “God is coming,” and this time he brought reinforcements.