The Ebony Blade was enchanted to cut through any object, to prevent the death of its wielder, and deflect any magic, but it also carried a curse slowly corrupt any user and cause a lust for violence, bloodshed, and death. The Vatican sent a new Black Knight assassin (Augustine du Lac) to kill Black Panther, who took it from the Knight for his own uses. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Symbiote Spider-Man: King in Black #2 by Peter David, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Frank D'Armata and VC's Joe … The Ebony Blade was created by comic book writer Stan Lee in Black Knight Comics #1, published under Atlas Comics in 1955. Upon learning the blade was fake for a second time, Dane Whitman retrieved the real blade from Black Panther's Wakandan nation where he was presented it by Queen Ororo T'Challa. Created in 1966 by writer Rob Liefeld, the Blade has typically functioned as the main source of powers for most of the various characters bearing the name "the Black Knight." Dane Whitman is the BLACK KNIGHT and wielder of the magical EBONY BLADE, but the blade's power comes at a terrible price. I should point out, there's a Marvel Universe Ebony Blade used by the superhero/villain The Black Knight. Thor has his hammer, Captain America has his shield, etc. Known for his work on books like Wonder Woman, BLACK KNIGHT: CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE will mark Dávila’s grand debut at Marvel Comics. [30] Dane Whitman was turned to stone by the Grey Gargoyle. Browse issues from the comic book series, Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade, from Marvel Comics. Marvel has announced a March 2021 date of release for Black Knight: Curse of The Ebony Blade. This Aragorn was later captured by Alyosha Kravinoff and killed for food. [22], Black Knight was later seen with the Young Masters where they are seen as members of the Shadow Council's Masters of Evil, which is led by Baron Helmut Zemo following Max Fury's death.[23]. marvel.com The Black Knight Rides Again in a New Comic Series This March Writer Simon Spurrier and artist Sergio Dávila team up for BLACK KNIGHT: CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE! Whitman later starred in Malibu Comics' UltraForce #8–10 (1995) and UltraForce, vol. We're touching on this in New Excalibur #14–15.[43]. When attacked by Venom, Malekith read the symbiote's memories to learn of Knull and used the Ebony Blade to subdue it, casting the cursed sword aside in favor of turning the Venom symbiote into his own version of All-Black the Necrosword. An embittered Garrett then devises an arsenal of medieval weapons that employ modern technology and has genetic engineers create a winged horse. The Ebony Blade1 is an item in possession of the Masters of the Mystic Arts. How she came into possession of the sword and what happened to Augustine has yet to be revealed. THE GREATEST KNIGHT OF THEM ALL RIDES AGAIN! Dane Whitman will soon ride again. The Ebony Blade is, in some ways, an upgraded version of the Blade of Woe; it is two-handed and has unlimited charges. IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. Informing Ultimate Nullifier that she was going to leave the Young Masters and had plans that did not involve evil, she left the Young Masters' base leaving behind the CIA file for Nullifier. The Black Knight has yet to return to the Avengers, the team with which the character is most closely associated. Dane Whitman is the BLACK KNIGHT and wielder of the magical EBONY BLADE, but the blade’s power comes at a terrible price. The blade was shown to have been carved from a meteor, and enchanted by the wizard Merlin for Sir Percy of Scandia, the first Black Knight. [8] Because of all the blood that Sir Percy shed with the blade, it acquired a curse. It was an imposter who stole the sword from Dane. Black Panther used the blade in several battles, including the Skrull invasion. [10] Garrett is mortally wounded falling from his winged horse while trying to kill Iron Man. This rarity was only used in Battle Royale for special edition cosmetic Marvel items. [40], During War of the Realms event, when Malekith attacked Black Knight, Union Jack and Spitfire, he acquired the Ebony Blade and was ready to kill them until the War Avengers arrived.[41]. Dane Whitman is the BLACK KNIGHT and wielder of the magical EBONY BLADE, but the blade’s power comes at a terrible price. [6], Dolan fought with the curse, and was able to give up the sword for a brief time. Creators The Ebony Blade is a powerful enchanted weapon. December 25, 2020. This transformed Dolan into Bloodwraith. [11] A dying Garrett reveals his secret identity to his nephew, Dane Whitman, and repents for his life of crime. In Marvel Comics lore, Dane Whitman is an ancestor of the original Black Knight, one of the knights of Camelot who wielded the Ebony Blade, crafted by Merlin, in the time of King Arthur. The Ebony Blade is hardly the only unique artifact in Marvel's mythology. [24], The sorcerer Merlin came upon a strange black ore called the Starstone, apparently the site of a fallen meteor. The first Black Knight, Sir Percy of Scandia, served at the Court of King Arthur himself. This comic will be released on March 17, 2021. In addition to the various Black Knights, and Black Panther, who have owned the Ebony Blade, the following people have used the Blade at some point: Marvel Database is a FANDOM Comics Community. In recent years, the Black Knight has been a part of several Marvel teams, like New Excalibur and MI:6. When the Vatican felt that Dane was not the true heir of the ebony blade. The Blade formerly rendered its wielder invulnerable to everything except another weapon carved from the same meteor, such as the Ebony Dagger. [37] When Proctor was killed, his blade was taken into Avengers custody. It will see the hero struggle to contain the Ebony Blade’s curse as a new villain emerges, eying the sword. Known for his work on books like Wonder Woman, BLACK KNIGHT: CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE will mark Dávila’s grand debut at Marvel Comics. Joining Spurrier will be artist Sergio Dávila. Dane Whitman is the BLACK KNIGHT and wielder of the magical EBONY BLADE, but the blade's power comes at a terrible price. So he replaced it with a different sword, so Dane didn't even know it was missing. The Ebony Blade (Marvel Comics) The 10 Makluan Rings (Marvel Comics) Add a photo to this gallery. The sword passed down through the generations until it came to Sir Percy's descendant Dane Whitman. [19] Later targeting Doctor Octopus for "execution", the Young Masters found themselves battling the Sinister Six while being assisted by the Teen Brigade, with Black Knight being assisted in taking down Sandman by Teen Brigade member Ultimate Nullifier. 50 lbs marvel.com The Black Knight Rides Again in a New Comic Series This March Writer Simon Spurrier and artist Sergio Dávila team up for BLACK KNIGHT: CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE! Although the spirit of Sir Percy originally told Dane Whitman that Merlin had created the Ebony Blade. Joining Spurrier will be artist Sergio Dávila. Ebony Blade Unique — Black Panther +883 damage rating 7% attack speed +524 damage rating, with any melee power +1 to Fighting Regenerate 1759 health on enemy defeat +170 brutal strike rating ... Marvel Heroes Wiki is a Fandom Gaming Community. The curse seems to affect different people in different ways. It turned Dane into a statue, it amplified Proctor's gann'josin-based powers, and it granted Sean Dolan great physical powers as Bloodwraith. “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. December 25, 2020 With ample time to reintroduce audiences to the character, Marvel will be releasing a new miniseries for the Black Knight called Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade! The blade was shown to have been carved from a meteor, and enchanted by the wizard Merlin for Sir Percy of Scandia, the first Black Knight. The blade and its wielder are linked. If enough blood is shed the wielder becomes the Bloodwraith. The Ebony Blade is hardly the only unique artifact in Marvel's mythology. After two unsuccessful battles with the Avengers, the second time of which he was broken out of jail by the Enchantress,[9] he battled Iron Man due to Doctor Doom's mind-control machine (which made supervillains attack Mister Fantastic's and the Invisible Woman's wedding, which the affected villains subsequently forget due to a machine created by Mister Fantastic). The sword passed down through the generations until it came to Sir Percy's descendant Must that be Dane's fate? During this time, it was trapped in the Negative Zone barrier outside of Attilan. But Iron Man eventually mortally wounds him in battle. Prior to patch 1.9, the blade was useful for training the two-handed skill on those who did not often use it, because its damage was depe… Known for his work on books like Wonder Woman, Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade will mark Dávila’s grand debut at Marvel Comics: 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. Unless it can hide itself in some other dimension until you need it, you'll need some kind of carrying case. The Ebony Blade was enchanted to cut through any object, to prevent the death of its wielder, and deflect any magic, but it also carried a curse slowly corrupt any user and cause a lust for violence, bloodshed, and death. Previous Owners Universe [13], Dane Whitman is the Black Knight who has been a longtime member of the Avengers as well as a member of the Defenders, Ultraforce, Heroes for Hire, and MI: 13. The first is a medieval knight created by writer-cum-editor Stan Lee and artist Joe Maneely. Dane used the blade for many years. [6] A constant foe of the evil knight Mordred the Evil (Arthur's traitorous nephew), Percy is eventually killed by him during the fall of Camelot when stabbed from behind with an enchanted blade – although Mordred then dies himself of wounds inflicted by Arthur. He is long-haired, bearded, and out-of-shape, with a piece of armor, and resembles a LARPer. Black Knight #1(March, 1955), Ebony Blade was a magical blade forged by Merlin and Sir Percy from the Starstone meteorite. This transformed Dolan into Bloodwraith. "It opens with the Avengers in Central Park battling these giants who seem to be made of solidified blood. Dane Whitman is the BLACK KNIGHT and wielder of the magical EBONY BLADE- but the blade's power comes at a terrible price. Only a worthy person can resist it. Dane Whitman has been seen in possession of the Ebony Blade once again, given it by Queen Ororo of Wakanda. Black Panther takes the Ebony Blade and defeats him. Ebony Blade Anime/Manga/Manhwa. [7] Merlin ensures that Percy's spirit will live on by casting a spell that will revive his ghost if Mordred should ever return. I've always wanted to be part of the Marvel family, and debuting with the Black Knight miniseries is perfect for me. Marvel's Phase 4 was slated to begin in 2020, ... will play a character not entirely dissimilar from Jon Snow — a human warrior who wields a mystical sword called the Ebony Blade. Characteristics [5] As the Black Knight, Percy wields the Ebony Blade, which Merlin forged from a meteorite. The Ebony Blade can also absorb energy and be summoned from afar like Mjolnir. The wielder can be transported to the blade's location through mystic ceremony, or sometimes even act of will. Due to all the blood that Sir Percy shed with the blade, it acquired a curse. Due to the curse, Dane eventually gave the Blade up. The zombies have detected delicious humans hiding inside, all of whom ultimately escape. Dane becomes one of the dozens of super-powered zombies that are laying siege to the castle of Doctor Doom. A devout Catholic, du Lac hopes to convert the populace to Catholicism. Sean Dolan, Dane's ex-squire, was able to draw the blade during an attack on Whitman's castle. Ebony Blade History. Marvel Comics ha annunciato il lancio, previsto per il mese di marzo, di Black Knight: Curse of The Ebony Blade, nuova serie incentrata su Dane Whitman, il cui obiettivo è espandere la mitologia dell’eroe maledetto e introdurre le sue avventure a una nuova generazione di lettori. [1], The sword passed down through the generations until it finally came to Dane Whitman, Sir Percy's descendant. Other notable wielders of the Blade include Whitman's ancestors Sir Percy of Scandia, Eobar Garrington, Valkyrie, and Ares. Though both Captain Britain[44] and Pete Wisdom[45] knew the location of the real blade, Whitman had somehow forgotten it was fake during his next comic appearance in Captain Britain and MI-13 #1. It has many mystical or quasi-mystical capabilities, including the ability to: Dane Whitman discovered most of these abilities through scientific testing of the Blade. Ahead of Marvel's March solicitations announcement this week, the House of Ideas has announced the Black Knight and Ebony Blade will return in a … Marvel   announced a March 2021 release date for  Black Knight: Curse of The Ebony Blade. The Ebony Blade is a fictional weapon in the Marvel comic book universe. The Ebony Blade was afflicted with a blood curse due to all the blood the original Black Knight had spilled. Garrett's evil tendencies make him unworthy of wielding the sword, and Sir Percy’s ghost shuns him. Marvel is very good at taking these less popular characters and putting new and interesting spins on them that up their status in the Marvel Universe considerably. Dane Whitman, Garrett's nephew, made his first appearance in The Avengers #47 (Dec. 1967) and became a heroic version of the Black Knight in the subsequent issue. He lost…easily. The Black Knight had a magic sword called the Ebony Blade, ... Modern Marvel. Marvel has announced a March 2021 date of release for Black Knight: Curse of The Ebony Blade. [9], It passed briefly to Valkyrie when Dane's body was turned to stone, and his soul sent back in time to the 13th century, but was soon returned to him. Biologist Professor Nathan Garrett is the direct descendant of Sir Percy (although it has been implied Percy's nephew Raston inherited the blade), and found Sir Percy's tomb and the Ebony Blade. At the end of those issues no full explanation was given. If used to spill too much blood in evil acts, it will begin to crave blood, and induce the wielder to kill even more. Launching 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. Bloodwraith tossed the alternate Blade aside and reclaimed his own. First Appearance The Blade was sometimes known to subtly compel Dane to do things or go places that were tied to its previous wielders, as well. THE GREATEST KNIGHT OF THEM ALL RIDES AGAIN! Created in 1966 by writer Rob Liefeld, the Blade has typically functioned as the main source of powers for most of the various characters bearing the name "the Black Knight." Thor has his hammer, Captain America has his shield , etc. This comic will be released on March 17, 2021. It passed briefly to Valkyrie when Dane's body was turned to stone,[34] and his soul sent back in time to the 13th century, but was soon returned to him. Origin Nathan Garrett and Dane Whitman are part of a lineage of Black Knights stretching back to the 6th century. [35][36] Due to the curse, Dane eventually gave up the Ebony Blade by driving it deep into the same meteor that it was forged from, now residing in his castle. THE GREATEST KNIGHT OF THEM ALL RIDES AGAIN! Dane forever bears the burden of its curse: an insatiable lust for blood and mayhem that constantly threatens to swallow its owner in darkness. [13], Bloodwraith was last known to have the Blade in his possession in Slorenia, where he was trapped by the Scarlet Witch. Stan Lee, Joe Maneely [20] While visiting a nightclub, Black Knight encountered Ultimate Nullifier at the time when the Young Masters plotted to recruit a reborn Loki to their side. Its history was later revealed in Marvel Super-Heroes #17 (Nov 1968), written by Roy Thomas. Later, the blade was broken by an entity called the Iron Ogre, but was eventually reforged and returned to Whitman by Merlin. Ebony Blade Dane Whitman; Sir Reginald;[31] Sir Percy of Scandia; unnamed Knights Templar; unnamed Black Knights;[31] Eobar Garrington; Augustine du Lac; Mister E;[32] Black Panther; Malekith;[22] Captain Britain[24] [15], After Dane Whitman learned that the sword he was using was not the Ebony Blade[19][20] (which was seemingly part of a scheme of Dracula)[21] and that the real one was in Wakanda,[20] he requested an audience with Wakandan Queen Ororo.[15]. Marvel Comics Launching “Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade” Series This March. Merlin gave the enchanted sword to Sir Percy of Scandia, the 'first' Black Knight although he was the ninth person to wield it, directly after King Arthur's cousin Sir Reginald. Each one had been driven mad by the sword and had to be killed until it was decided there were only three people who could take the sword, but King Arthur and Merlin were needed in other capacities, so the "burden" fell to Sir Percy who accepted despite knowing the risks. 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