Marvel Comics and King In Black #5 Spoilers and Review follows.
Where Does Event Finale Leave Marvel Universe Heading Into Venom #200 and Avengers #45?
Here’s an almost textless version of the above Brett Booth variant cover that has more unencumbered art.
The book has a few more variant covers in addition to the above.
Plus the main cover.
The book also includes a storyline catch-up and creators’ credits page.
The issue opens with the Silver Surfer confronting Knull after having turned his cosmic surfboard into a cosmic sword, but…
…the Silver Surfer brough allies.
To their surprises Venom is back aka Eddie Brock without his symbiote infused with the power of Captain Universe.
So powerful that Venom summons Mjolnir and the surfer board to make…
…a new battle axe to take on…
…Knull aka the King in Black and dictator of all things symbiote.
Knull even throws the symbiote controlled Celestial
Spider-Man throws in his two cents about symbiotes…
…as Venom impales Knull!
It appears Venom is separating Knull from the Black that he is or was King of.
However, Knull says that Eddie Brock’s son Dylan will still have a piece of Knull in him even if Knull is killed.
We then see more of Venom’s Captain Universe powers on display as we get a cosmic chop of Knull before…
…Venom takes Knull into the sun and…
…strangles him into atoms?!
Knull is gone so says the voice of the Captain Universe power.
With Knull’s influence and power of the symbiotes gone, the Vampire Nation is free to attack Blade…
…who has some tricks up his sleeves setting up the last issue of Avengers in issue #45 before Heroes Reborn.
The battle being won, Thor and the Silver Surfer get their weapons back and the cosmic battle axe is no more.
Venom then needs to…
…free his son from any symbiote influence using his Captain Universe powers.
With that, the Captain Universe powers leave Eddie Brock so that…
…he can reunite with the original Venom Symbiote and…
…become the new King in Black!
Next up is Venom #200 (aka Venom #35) out in two months on June 9, 2021.
However, first, we get Avengers #45 out in two weeks on April 21, 2021.
A dynamic action-packed over-sized finale that successfully capped off an often times uneven event. Equally paired macabre art to the sci-fi horror tinged story. A satisfying end. 7.5 out of 10.
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