Black Knight, Marvel’s premier sword-slinger, returns in the month of March in a brand new series from Sergio Dávila and Simon Spurrier titled Black Knight: Curse of The Ebony Blade.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with the character, when a scientist named Dane Whitman inherited the castle of his uncle, he did not know that his uncle had been a super-villain under the moniker of the Black Knight.
Eventually, Whitman stumbled upon the Ebony Blade, a magical blade that was forged by the wizard named Merlin that can cut through any object as well as it can repel magic and even protect its user.
However, there is a trade-off; the sword will be gradually driving its user to bloodlust with the more use that it sees. Upon claiming the blade, Dane will be deciding to be a hero, fighting alongside both the Avengers and the Defenders.
As the Black Knight, Whitman wields the most powerful Ebony Blade and rides into the battle on a winged horse whose name is Strider. He is a master swordsman, and he has even had adventures in the 12th century Camelot.
The Black Knight Will Return Back In A New Marvel Series
And although he is undoubtedly a hero, Whitman has fallen to the Ebony Blade curse before. Once resulting in the Avengers Unity Division pursuing and even battling him in the dimension of Weirdworld.
But now Whitman is back again and will join the fight against Knull as part of the King in the Black event. Marvel has announced a March 2021 date of release for Black Knight: Curse of The Ebony Blade.
The new series will be following Dane Whitman after the final battle with Knull. It will see the hero struggle to contain the Ebony Blade’s curse as a new villain emerges, eying the sword.
Spanning Camelot to New York, the series will take a dark and unique look at the hero, history, and Arthurian legend to change everything readers know about the character.
Black Knight will be pushed to the edge, something the creative team of Simon Spurrier and Sergio Dávila are excited to do. “That’s the point of this character, when you get right down to it.
The more broken he gets, the stronger he becomes,” Spurrier said. Spurrier is one of the industry’s rising stars, currently handling writing duties on X-Force and the critically acclaimed John Constantine: Hellblazer.