Marvel's King In Black story gets kicked into high gear this week, but the ripple effects will go well into 2021. It will also mark the return of some of the fiercest warriors out of Asgard. The Valkyries are set to return in 2021, but they will be bringing along a new addition. See some all new art revealed in the trailer for King In Black: Return of the Valkyries #1 from Marvel Comic.
Jason Aaron and Torunn Grønbekk team up on the story, with art by Nina Vakueva. You'll see the likes of Jane Foster, Dani Moonstar and Hildegarde, but there will also be a newcomer. The origin of this newcomer is described as "startling", so that comes with a lot of questions.
So what else do we know about the story? Here's a short description, provided by Marvel: "This band of Asgardian legends will reunite to take down Knull as his unrelenting darkness threatens to overtake the Nine Realms. As Knull’s conquest spreads throughout the galaxy, the Valkyries will be locked in a battle only they can hope to overcome. What is the secret weapon the mysterious new Valkyrie holds and more importantly, will it be enough to turn the tide?"
"The Valkyries – these powerful women who navigate both the spaces of the living and the dead – are inherently interesting to me," says co-writer Torunn Grønbekk. "The role demands a perspective on life and battle that is quite unique; they see the whole picture, always, and when you combine that with the great humanity you find in characters like Jane Foster and Dani Moonstar, you get something really special. It takes courage to see the world through the eyes of a Valkyrie (especially when that world is under attack by Knull!), and that makes for complex and exciting stories of the kind I want to tell."
We'll find out more when King In Black: Return of the Valkyries #1 arrives on January 6, 2021 at your local comic book shops and digital retailers.
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