Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MCP: The Black Knight Returns

Marvel Comics has recently published Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Black Knight/Yellow Claw. The book reproduces the contents of The Black Knight Nos. 1-5 from 1955-56 and stars Sir Percy of Scandia, the Arthurian-era Black Knight, who, aided by Merlin, protected Camelot and King Arthur from the plots of Mordred. The collection is introduced by Roy Thomas, who offers some thoughts on the inspiration behind the series and its lead. The Black Knight also features a number of other medieval-themed comics.

Marvel is also publishing a new Black Knight series begining in November. Here are the details on No. 1:

Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ
The secret origin of the original Black Knight is finally revealed as Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves and Demons from the darkest realms confront Sir Percy of Scandia and his twin brother on their desperate quest to find Chaos, the dreaded Doombringer--the only weapon capable of defeating Excalibur, the legendary battle sword of King Arthur!
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A ...$3.99

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