Marvel 's Venom-centric The King In Black event , which brings the dark god of the symbiotes Knull to Earth, just got an apparent prequel under the Form of a limited series of five issues titled King in Black: Symbiote Spider-Man from writer Peter David and artistGreg Land. (Image credit: Greg Land (Marvel Comics)) David and Land recently collaborated on a Symbiote Spider-Man title that went to the ' pre-Venom era when Peter Parker still wore the black symbiote costume like Spider-Man. Now, with Knull heading to Earth for King In Black, he sAs well, some details of Peter's past may become particularly relevant yet - with some unexpected characters seemingly playing a part in the story. Knull, the King in Black, has set his sights on Earth - but as avid Marvelites know, his hand has been at work on the edge of the Marvel Universe for years! Reads the official Marvel synopsis for King In Black: Symbiote Spider-Man # 1. In this series, witness one of Knull 's earliest attempts to birth life in the darkness of non-creation! From superstar creators Peter David and Greg Land, comes a titanic tale with this year's King epic In Black! Greg Land's cover image for Symbiote Spider-Man # 1 shows Spider-Man, but also includes Kang the Conqueror, Rocket Raccoon and Avengerlongtime the Dark Knight. The inclusion of Black Knight in the story is interesting for several reasons. On the one hand, Dane Whitman / Black Knight uses the Ebony Blade, a magical sword with a black blade that drains the life force of those it kills. Meanwhile, Knull is the creator of the mysterious All-Black, the Necrosword, a dark blade with the power to kill gods. Also, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief CB Cebulski said at the end of 2019 that Black Knight would be a big part of the Marvel Universe this year . As far as Kang is concerned, the concept that this is a prequel or a flashback may explain his presence - after all, he's a time traveler. If there's a key to defeat. of Knull in the past, it would make sense for Kang to imone way or another. King In Black: Symbiote Spider-Man # 1 (of 5) is slated to go on sale in November. Geoff Shaw, Khary Randolph, Superlog, and Alex Saviuk are all planning a design variant covers, as well as a fifth blank variant. Look for the full Marvel Comics solicitations for November 2020, which will arrive later this month here on Newsarama.