In January, the Black Knight is returning to the comic page as part of the ongoing Marvel Comics event, King In Black. However, the Black Knight and writer Simon Spurrier (X-Men Legacy, X-Force) will stick around to pen the Black Knight legend in a brand-new series.
Landing on shelves in March, BLACK KNIGHT: CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE will further expand the fascinating mythology behind the cursed hero and introduce his adventures to a new generation of fans.
The Black Night’s legacy and the insatiable lust for blood and mayhem that constantly threatens to swallow the wielder of the magical Ebony Blade with darkness is Dane Whitman who knows all too well.
In a press release from Marvel, Spurrier had this to say about his plans for the Black Knight:
Simon Spurrier had to say about the Black Knight’s next chapter:
“Having enjoyed myself a positively indecent amount while writing King in Black: The Black Knight, I found that I was even more fascinated by the central character – Dane Whitman – than I’d realized. The surprising new take on him which we present in the one-shot opened so many new doors. Dane and his tangled lore are a treasure trove for anyone fascinated by story, mythology, folklore and psychology — all of which are very much My Bag — not to mention the simple thrill of seeing a not-totally-well-adjusted man flying around on a winged warhorse with one of the world’s most devastating magical weapons in his hand.
“I started to see endless opportunities for exploration — I started to sense that this character deserves to be a far bigger deal than he is — and my editor Tom Groneman agreed. What’s emerged is a fascinating, uberdark story which drips with horror and humor in equal measure. Rummaging deep into the (often maddeningly confused) threads of canon surrounding the Black Knight, to disentangle, clarify and twiiiiiiiissssttt everything you thought you knew about this hero. Along the way, we’re having an old riotous time with Arthurian Legend — presenting a vision of Camelot unlike any you’ve seen before — and throwing a whole helmetful of big marvel ideas and characters at poor old Dane, to see how far he’ll go before he breaks.
But that’s sort of the point of this character when you get right down to it. The more broken he gets, the stronger he becomes.”
Tackling art duties on the project will be artist Sergio Dávil who made a name for himself on books like Wonder Woman, will make his debut at Marvel Comics with BLACK KNIGHT: CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE. In the same press release, Dávil said about his involvement on the book:
“Debuting at Marvel is a dream, I’ve always wanted to be part of the Marvel family, and debuting with the Black Knight miniseries is perfect for me. “Not even in my best dreams could I have imagined this opportunity. I am a big fan of the genre of Epic Fantasy and of Nordic and Arthurian mythology. I love stories of swords and adventures mixed with magic, legends, warriors, castles, mysteries, and hidden powers, etc … and this series has everything you can ask of a fan of this genre, like me. It has also given me the opportunity to draw some classic Marvel characters, which has been my lifelong dream. I am having a great time drawing Simon’s scripts. I am enjoying it a lot and hope that you do too.”
Don’t miss history in the making as this fan-favorite Avenger takes his rightful place as a major player in the Marvel Universe and has his fate revealed in March 2021.
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