Marvel Declares The Presence Of King In Black: Wiccan And Hulkling


Empyre, the recent crossover event of Marvel’s Avengers and Fantastic Four was continued with the wedding of Young Avengers Wiccan and Hulkling. Though it’s their time to go on a lovey-dovey honeymoon, the other heroes are supposedly not getting any rest as King in Black descends upon the Marvel Universe. Marvel Comics has stated that King in Black: Wiccan and Hulkling #1 is a one-shot planned for this winter’s Marvel Comics event.

Tini Howard pens the story, with art by Luciano Vecchio (Ironheart), and the issue will be up for sale in February. The official synopsis says, “Wiccan and Hulkling are freshly off the marriage altar and overdue for a proper celebration.

Wiccan and HulklingSo when the Shi’ar invites them for an all-expenses-paid vacation at their glitziest beach resort, you know Wiccan’s already got their bags packed. But they’ll have to hold the champagne — because Knull and his symbiote army are expanding across the galaxy! Tini Howard and Luciano Vecchio give everyone’s favorite Young Avengers a honeymoon to die for!”

Howard expresses, “It’s amazing to see where these characters are now. When Young Avengers first came out in 2005, I was a newly-minted Marvel superfan buying every Avengers book I could get my hands on.

Wiccan was that new character I immediately imprinted upon – I’ve been a Billy Kaplan superfan since his very first appearance (back when he was still called Asgardian!) – so writing his honeymoon special with Hulkling feels very special indeed.”

Vecchio revealed enthusiasm to work on this project, “I’m blown away by this assignment, talk about bucket list projects. It is no secret Wiccan and Hulkling are my favorite characters in the Marvel Universe and I’m super happy and fulfilled to be working on this adventure picking up after a very important year for them in the Empyre event.”