Thursday, November 26, 2009

Rayboy's Review: The Black Knight #1

Travel back in time and meet the greatest warrior of them all as Marvel Comics details the never-before-revealed true origin of the original Black Knight in an excellent new one-shot, The Black Knight #1, written by Tom Defalco, and drawn by Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema.

Facing vampires, zombies, werewolves, witches and demons from the darkest realms, Sir Richard of Scandia and his twin brother, Percy are tasked by the wizard Merlin to undertake a desperate quest to find Chaos the Doombringer--the only weapon capable of defeating Excalibur, the legendary battle sword of King Arthur! Modred and his forces are determined to turn the evil power of the weapon to their advantage. Long time Marvel readers know the sword simply as the Ebony Blade of the modern day incarnation of the Black Knight, the Avenger named Dane Whitman. This riveting adventure delights readers with an untold story of Marvels heroic medieval hero from its 1950's Atlas days and Defalco, Frenz and Buscema not only transport readers to the medieval days of yore, but also treat current fans to a retro-styled tale that could easily have been issued twenty, thirty or forty years earlier by the House of Ideas.

This one is highly recommended!

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