The Necrosword is the King in Black’s most powerful weapon, and Jane Foster and the rest of the Valkyries are about to try and take it from him!
Spoilers for King in Black: Return of the Valkyries #4 ahead!
The King in Black’s greatest weapon, his Necrosword, is about to be taken away from him by the Valkyries – a move that will turn the tide of the battle against Knull and his forces. In a preview for King in Black: Return of the Valkyries #4, readers see Jane Foster and the rest of the Valkyries mount a dangerous mission, one that could free the souls of the Sentry and the other victims of the King in Black.
In previous issues, Jane Foster of the Valkyries, a group that ushers the spirits of the fallen to Valhalla, are escorting the Sentry – one of the Knull’s first victims in the ongoing saga, when she is confronted by the headless body of a Celestial, who happened to be one of Knull’s even earlier victims. This corrupted Celestial feeds energy to Knull’s primary weapon – his Necrosword. In turn, the Celestial gets to feed on the souls of the sword’s victims, and the Sentry was now bound for it. During the course of the ensuing fight, the soul of a Valkyrie thought lost was able to break free of the Celestial and joined Jane Foster in battle, but the Sentry was lost to the Celestial in the process. The two Valkyries then joined forces with Dani Moonstar and Hildegarde, former Valkyries themselves, and put together a plan to sever the King in Black from the Celestial.
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In this preview for the issue, written by Jason Aaron and Torunn Gronbekk, with art by Nina Vakueva and colors by Tamra Bonvillain, Jane and Dani implement their plan, and the closer they get to the Celestial, the more they hear the screams of the Necrosword’s victims. Jane Foster tries to tune them out and hone in on the Sentry instead, but the chorus of voices is too much for her. The Valkyries continue their fight against the Celestial and are joined by the previously thought lost Valkyrie. Jane continues to hear the cries of the King in Black’s victims, and laments that there is nothing she can do for them; they ultimately distract her, and she is attacked by a symbiote as the preview ends.
The fight does not look to be going too well for Jane and the other Valkyries. They lost the Sentry, as well as Hildegarde, and Jane was being wrapped up in symbiote goo at the end. But they are now at the Necrosword, and they have the best opportunity yet to sever its connection to the King in Black, and seeing as that is his primary energy source, it would spell doom for Knull and his symbiote hordes. On top of the many tactical mistakes the King in Black made early on, this could mean the end for Knull.
The King in Black’s Necrosword is his most powerful weapon, one that has sent many innocents to a fate worse than death, and the Valkyries now have a chance to end its reign once and for all.
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