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Marvel Unveils Stephanie Hans Connecting Covers As Black Knight: Curse Of The Ebony Blade Comes To A Conclusion

The very legacy of the Black Knight is in peril in writer Simon Spurrier (Way of X) and artist Sergio Dávila’s Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade. The new series follows cursed hero Dane Whitman is tackling the fascinating mythology behind the Black Knight in a conflict spanning mythical Camelot to modern-day NYC. To celebrate this hero’s latest epic adventure, Marvel is unveiling a collection of connecting covers by French artist Stephanie Hans (Die, Batwoman).

With new allies like Elsa Bloodstone and mysterious newcomer Jacks at his side, Dane is doing all he can to prevent the magical Ebony Blade from falling into his ancient foe Mordred’s hands. But Dane’s struggle for control of his destiny will force him to confront the inner darkness that fuels his powers and before the dust settles, he’ll have to face hard truths about himself, the Ebony Blade, and the entire history of the Black Knight.

“Dane and his tangled lore are a treasure trove for anyone fascinated by story, mythology, folklore and psychology — all of which are very much My Bag — not to mention the simple thrill of seeing a not-totally-well-adjusted man flying around on a winged warhorse with one of the world’s most devastating magical weapons in his hand,” Spurrier said. “I started to sense that this character deserves to be a far bigger deal than he is — and my editor Tom Groneman agreed. What’s emerged is a fascinating, uberdark story which drips with horror and humor in equal measure. rummaging deep into the (often maddeningly confused) threads of canon surrounding the Black Knight, to disentangle, clarify and twiiiiiiiissssttt everything you thought you knew about this hero.”

Fans can now feast their eyes on all five covers as they lay out the history of the Black Knight mantle from Stan Lee and Joe Maneely’s original creation to the villainous days of Nathan Garrett to Dane Whitman’s time as an Avenger.

“When I was offered the opportunity to do these five iconic covers for Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade, my main concern was to find a way to link them all together, a strong concept,” Hans explained. “Flames are the constant element uniting them all. I tried to make them all as interesting together and as singular pieces. My second concern was to be able to give a solid representation of older designs, considering materials and practicality. I hope I did a good job.”

Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade connecting cover

CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE #4 (OF 5)

Written by SIMON SPURRIER

Art by SERGIO DÁVILA

Inks by SEAN PARSONS with MARC DEERING

Colors by ARIF PRIANTO with CHRIS SOTOMAYOR & ANDREW CROSSLEY

Main Cover by IBAN COELLO & JESUS ABURTOV

Legend of the Black Knight Connecting Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

On Sale 6/30!

CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE #5 (OF 5)

Written by SIMON SPURRIER

Art by SERGIO DÁVILA

Main Cover by IBAN COELLO

Legend of the Black Knight Connecting Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

On Sale 7/28!

Images via Marvel Comics

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