King In Black: Planet Of The Symbiotes #1

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Clay Mcleod Chapman, Frank Tieri Artist: Guiu Vilanova, Danilo Beyrouth Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
7.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating


Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jan 18, 2021

    Both stories offer some interesting ideas that could have a ton of possibilities for future stories. It seemed like the previous series were both cut short too early, so here's hoping we get to see more from both soon and not just in tie-ins like this. Scream and Ravencroft show the true potential of horror in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jan 12, 2021

    As tie-in issues go most issues usually fall into one of two categories, essential reading or unnecessary money making issues. In terms of importance this one appears to fall into the latter, and in terms of enjoyment factor it’s a pretty good, fun read. If you only plan on picking up one or two of the tie-in issues you can’t go wrong with this one, it’s fun, it expands the event and doesn’t feel unnecessary. It does a great job of fleshing out the event and has everything you want in a tie-in issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 11, 2021

    In both stories, there's a clear vibe of monsters that look weird, gross, and downright frightening. You can't go wrong with this two-part story if you dig horror comics, and while each story is short, they pack a punch. Read King In Black: Planet of the Symbiotes #1 for a creepy and visually unnerving two-parter. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 11, 2021

    This is a tie-in worth reading and I highly recommend giving it a shot. Does it largely impact the KING IN BLACK event? No" or at least not yet. However, if executed correctly, this certainly can impact the main event giving this mini-series importance, which in the end is what we all want we buy and invest time and money into a comic and event. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Jan 11, 2021

    Tie-ins can get a bit boring and at times have a feeling that makes them stick out like a sore thumb with the current story. Planet of the Symbiotes does not have the feel at all. This was such a great addition to the King in Black story and is executed beautifully. Dont miss this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Jan 1, 1970

    Overall, Planet of the Symbiotes #1 is a great read for any Venomaniac. These are the kind of tie-in stories that add extra depth to a major event like The King in Black, as he wreaks havoc across the Marvel comic universe. I just can't get enough of these symbiote stories. The issue is more than worth its weight in value with two different stories to pour over, and as promised by the editors, more to come in the future! Oh, what a time to be a Venom fan at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Jan 13, 2021

    The first story is very much a standalone tale while the second story teases a future threat, courtesy of Knull. Despite the very different writers and artists on each story, I enjoyed both stories pretty much equally. King in Black could definitely use more content like this. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Jan 9, 2021

    King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes #1 is best for readers familiar with related material. Both segments are major developments, but it requires background information to appreciate fully. Since the Ravencroft story seems to be leading into the main Venom run, readers will probably be confused by Plague's appearance. Some fans might even require knowledge of the original Planet of the Symbiotes to see how this series stands out. Otherwise, this issue is just okay. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jan 17, 2021

    The stories adds a good glimpse into the world but does not add much plot to the event itself. Read Full Review

  • 3.0 - Chase Magnett Jan 13, 2021

    Completionists may include this issue in their "King in Black" collections, but it's the sort of publication that nobody can pretend will go remarked upon after the day it hits shelves. Read Full Review

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