Behold, the Black Knight returns to action in his new Marvel series

Long time Avenger Black Knight wields the Ebony Blade in a darker-toned series next month.

Their legend echoes through history. Ancient warriors and wielders of the legendary Ebony Blade. Champions of their own destiny. But what do you do when it’s your destiny…to be damned? Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at BLACK KNIGHT #1 – the new ongoing series from writer Frank Tieri and artist Luca Pizzari! All power comes with a price, as each and every Black Knight through the centuries has met and untimely end, a victim of the Ebony Blade’s curse. Will Dane Whitman’s fate be the same? The long-time Avenger’s addiction to the blade grows stronger and stronger each day. Will he succumb to its power and suffer the same end? A lost man himself, Dane now finds himself in Weirdworld, the place where all lost things go. What circumstances brought him here? And what could he possibly have done that would cause the Uncanny Avengers to mobilize against him? Find out, and see the Marvel Universe from a whole new angle this November in BLACK KNIGHT #1!

Well I’ve always thought of Black Knight as a goofy character, but this sounds pretty great. Although I’m generally not wild about the idea of revisiting older heroes and making them ‘edgy’ and ‘twisted’, the idea that Whitman is addicted to the power of the sword that gives him his abilities is a cool one.

It kind of reminds me of the Crime Syndicate’s Power Ring in the DCU. A little different of course, but the same basic premise seems to apply- and that’s a good thing by the way.

Find out just what’s happened to the former (?) hero when Black Knight #1 arrives on the stands from the team of Frank Tieri and Luca Pizzari on November 11th.

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