Black Knight: Curse Of The Ebony Blade (2021-) #1 by Simon Spurrier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’ve got to admit that the Black Knight isn’t a character I’m hugely familiar with, but I have enjoyed the few appearances of the character that I have read…and this is no exception. The character was the highlight of Jim Zub’s Empyre: Avengers mini series and so I was interested to see what Si Spurrier would do with him in a solo series.
And the answer is…some pretty terrible things. Which is kinda’ perfect.
The Ebony Blade, which is the Black Knight’s mystical sword, works by drawing on the darkness within him…which runs in direct conflict with Dane’s attempts to be a better person…and Spurrier uses that juxtaposition to great effect here. Not gonna spoil what happens, but things get a little intense and Dane loses his head…
There’s also a young researcher who visits Whitman’s castle to discuss all things Arthurian with him…and she discovers that there’s a little more to those legends than her academic research has revealed.
The art is strong, and if you can find the Peach Momomko variant cover then you’re in for a real treat.
Definitely looking forward to seeing where this series goes.