In the latest issue of King in Black, the God of Light was revealed in a way that changes the way a powerful cosmic entity fits into the Marvel Universe.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for King in Black # 4, by VC’s Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, Frank Martin and Clayton Cowles, on sale now.
After traversing a formidable roster of heroes that includes Thor and the Sentry, Knull finally has his back against the ropes thanks to the arrival of the God of Light.
In King in black # 4, It was revealed that the God of Light is the cosmic entity, the Enigma Force, who empowers characters with the abilities of Captain Universe. Making his way to earth to bond with Eddie Brock, the arrival of the Uni-Power and the revelation as the God of Light completely changes how the cosmic force and symbiotes fit into the Marvel Universe, while also providing heroes a path to victory against one of your most powerful challenges yet.
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While Dylan Brock initially appeared to gain the upper hand against Knull, the dark god rallied and sought to regain his lead once Jean Gray of the X-Men entered his mind and saw a vision of his past victories. However, at the end of his vision, the long-awaited God of Light finally arrives and is able to reach Earth once the Silver Surfer breaks the barrier of Knull’s symbiote. The God of Light is then revealed to be the extremely powerful and enigmatic Captain Universe, and has chosen Eddie Brock as his new host. Captain Universe is also revealed to be a symbiote, the light opposite of Knull’s darkness.
Appearing for the first time in Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden’s Micronauts # 8 in 1979, The Captain Universe is effectively a cosmic power known as the Uni-Power that is part of the Enigma Force and, in turn, part of the Universe itself. He seeks out those in great danger and bonds with them, speaking of the potential for heroism in all beings, while imbuing them with great cosmic power. Despite its long history, there appears to be no pattern to its appearances. Many heroes have taken on the mantle of Captain Universe, including Doctor Strange, Hulk, Invisible Woman, Susan Storm, X-23, Silver Surfer, and both Spider-Men, and Captain Universe’s powers have helped the good guys out. at the top in the previous universe smashing events like Annihilation, infinite, Y Spider-Geddon.
Unlike Knull, who created thousands of symbiotes to absorb hosts into his hive, the Enigma Force decided to pour its power into a single host.
It’s choosing a legally dead Eddie Brock as his host is consistent with a symbiote’s abilities to reanimate corpses, but also involves his survival and his role in Knul’s eventual defeat. The reveal changes a lot in the Marvel Universe, and many other changes are likely to come as the King in black the event comes to an end.
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