While Marvel’s King in Black has had its share of surprises, Eddie Brock landing an entirely new role beyond Venom is perhaps one of the most important.

Warning: spoilers ahead for King in Black # 4 by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman!

In the latest issue of Marvel Comics’ King in black event, the assembled heroes of the Marvel Universe are engaged in a renewed offensive against Knull the Symbiote God and Eddie Brock is given an entirely new role beyond being Poison, and potentially could provide the edge that the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and more have been waiting for. Knull has defeated heroes at almost every moment, and has almost taken over the entire world by covering it with a large symbiote dome to block out the sun. However, now there may be some hope in future issues thanks to Eddie Brock.

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In previous editions of King in black From writer Donny Cates with art by Ryan Stegman, Knull managed to claim several heroes in the first wave of his invasion, which was centralized in New York. Even though Captain America and Venom had planned and prepared Earth’s defenses for months, they still underestimated the power of the King in Black. At the end of the first issue, Knull ripped the Venom symbiote from Eddie Brock and subsequently killed him by throwing it from a skyscraper.

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Now those who survived the first wave have come up with a new plan, combining their strengths on a grand scale to simultaneously strike Knull with incredible synergy and increased power. Meanwhile, X-Woman Jean Gray investigates Knull’s mind, and discovers that the Symbiote god of darkness has an existing opposite in light. King in Black # 4 He sees this opposing god of light struggling to break through the symbiote dome Knull had created, but the Silver Surfer helps the light through. This god of light then addresses himself directly to his desired host. Surprisingly, Mr. Fantastic identifies this god of light as the Enigma Force, now understanding that he has always been a symbiote of a completely different (and opposite) caliber. However, the real surprise comes when the Enigma Force revives Brock, choosing him as its new Captain Universe to fight the King in Black.


Longtime Marvel fans know that Enigma Force has always been just that – an enigmatic and mysterious force of unknown origin. However, the truth has finally come to light that it is a symbiote itself. Many Marvel heroes like Spider-Man, Daredevil, X-23, Hulk, and more have been temporarily chosen by the Enigma Force in Marvel Comics’ past, although it seems like Eddie Brock may finally be the perfect host you’ve been looking for. for.

Not only will Brock physically return from the grave in the next issue (mentally, his soul was still alive as a symbiote codex), but he will also become the next Captain Universe. However, will he continue to search for his other half? Poison what was taken away? Perhaps the true key to defeating Knull is a combination of symbiotes fused into the perfect host. Regardless, Marvel fans are on a wild ride now that the heroes have a chance to battle the King in black as the Marvel Comics event continues.

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