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Black Knight

Dane Whitman is the destined Black Knight, descending from a lineage of Black Knights dating back to the Arthurian Age. Upon inheriting his uncle’s estate, Whitman also gained the Ebony Blade. This mythic sword bestows its owner with enchanted protection, as well as being a link to ancestors past. Due to its history of bloodshed, the blade is also cursed.


Curse of the Ebony Blade

in Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade (2021) #1

A revisited origin story. Following the battle against the King in Black, a reinvigorated Dane Whitman has a greater sense of purpose. But his sword is the key to a new enemy’s evil plan and only the Black Knight can prevent the coming death and destruction. This conflict spanning mythical Camelot to modern-day NYC will test Dane like never before and challenge the entire history of the Black Knight!

Sir Percy of Scandia

in Black Knight (1955) #1

The original Black Knight is bestowed his mantle by sorcerer Merlin! Boyish and ill-suited for battle, Sir Percy astounds King Arthur’s Roundtable when he transforms into the fearsome crusader to take down the conspiring Mordred the Evil.

6th Century Rewind

in Mystic Arcana (2007) #2

In this origin, Sir Percy duels with Mordred in the last, great battle of his era. Merlin's only hope lies with the Black Knight in this sword-and-senses shattering legend!

His Sword Is Drawn!

in Avengers (1963) #47

Seeking to atone for his Uncle Nathan’s misdeeds (TALES OF SUSPENSE #73), scientist Dane Whitman dons the armor to restore his family’s honor!

The Knight’s Tale

in Defenders (1972) #4

Read through issue #11 to see Knight’s death-by-Enchantress and revival in the 12th century!

Under Siege

in Avengers (1963) #273

Baron Zemo leads the largest assemblage of the Masters of Evil yet in a brutal assault on Avengers Mansion! And Dane Whitman stands as one of Earth’s Mightiest final few! Try the "Avengers: Under Siege" Reading List!

Bad Blood

in Avengers (1963) #294

When the Sub-Mariner used the Ebony Blade to slay Marrina, he inadvertently reactivated the sword’s blood curse—which is now taking its toll on Dane!

Operation Galactic Storm

in Avengers (1963) #345

The Avengers enter the Kree-Shi’ar War, and Black Knight is assigned to the Kree delegation in an effort to sue for peace!

Eternal Love

in Avengers (1963) #361

Black Knight and the Eternal Sersi are bonded together as soulmates by the psychic link known as Gann Josin. But the procedure goes awry when Dane feels exploited by Ikaris…

Eobar Garrington

in Black Knight: Exodus (1996) #1

Attempting to return to their mainstream universe, Dane and Sersi are mistakenly transported to the 12th century where the Black Knight Eobar Garrington and his friend Bennet du Paris are crusaders!

Secret Invasion

in Captain Britain and MI: 13 (2008) #1

When the streets of London are flooded with Skrull invaders, it’s up to Black Knight and Britain’s greatest heroes to defend the realm!

Dark Knight

in Black Knight (2015) #1

Black Knight is flung into the aptly named Weirdworld, a terrifying dimension of swords and sorcery!