Black Knight #1

Black Knight #1

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Luca Pizzari Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
6.2Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

What do you do when it's your destiny to be damned? For centuries, that is the question that has plagued each wielder of the Ebony Blade... with all of them eventually meeting untimely ends due to the sword's curse. And it is the question the current Black Knight, Dane Whitman, must ask himself as his addiction to the blade grows ever stronger and he finds himself in the aptly named Weirdworld. What are the circumstances that brought him to leave Earth and enter this strange and dangerous realm? And what do the Uncanny Avengers have to do with it? Find out here in this new ongoing tale of sword, sorcery and one man's struggle to not lose his soul.

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Nov 20, 2015

    I found this debut issue engaging, and liked the fact that Whitmans abilities are being put to good use. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 21, 2015

    So it's a decent start to this new series. I'm hoping for bigger and better things in the months ahead - The Black Knight has a great hero pedigree and deserves the best. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 18, 2015

    Black Knight #1 is a new series that takes a risk going to a place none of the other ongoing title of the All-New All-Different line are willing to explore. There may actually be a Weirdworld title out there, but it doesn't quite captivate you the way this series does with so many questions and mysteries to keep you guessing what comes next. And being Weirdworld you almost certainly will not know what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 18, 2015

    I wasn't really a fan of Black Knight before but it looks like Tieri and Pizzari are changing that. This definitely falls into the different part of "All-New, All-Different Marvel" and that's a great thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Nov 18, 2015

    While Black Knight #1 left a few questions for me and was not quite the introduction to the hero that Id hoped, I am curious whats to come for this series. Theres a lot of potential to use elements left from the aftermath of Secret Wars, and I want the series to capitalize on that. This issue gives a brief primer for a relatively obscure Marvel character, but I think it will take a few issues to fully gain its footing. Arthurian legend always gives a great foundation to work from, so I hope to see Black Knight gain its wings and create a shining Marvel magic story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Nov 20, 2015

    Black Knight #1 was an excellent read. Tieri came out firing on all cylinders with this issue and did not let up until the very last page. Black Knight #1 is an action and adventure title that stands out and separates itself from all of the other titles from Marvel and DC that are flooding the market. This title offers the reader excellent character work, good plotting and great action. Black Knight #1 is a well-balanced read that offers something for just about everyone. Black Knight is absolutely a title that is worth the price of admission. Stop reading this review and go to your comic book store. Now. Put this issue in your grubby paws and then enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 20, 2015

    There's a lot to like about the first issue, and for those who grew up reading Marvel comics from the 70s and 80s may appreciate the tone of the series. What Tieri does with Dane will be interesting, and how he's started the series has me wanting to see what happens next. A “hero” as an addict is an interesting concept, and one that Tieri looks to explore more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Dec 23, 2015

    The Black Knight #1 isn't bad at all, it just fails to capture the reader's emotions. It's the kind of book I'd check on again in a while, say after a few more issues have passed and things are really moving along again, but for right now, it doesn't rise above average at all. That may not be such a bad thing if you've read Black Knight before, or you just love swords and armor and want to get away from capes and spandex. I can't see this series bringing on too many new folk though, at least until things improve and the story feels like it matters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Nov 21, 2015

    It feels like another "more is more" kind of storytelling, with too many elements competing for narrative attention, even though they are all necessary to build this new world. The result is that the stakes are not clearly defined, and the relative importance of things are confused. I like the Weirdworld setting, but I don't feel properly introduced to it, and the setting itself isn't allowed to come the fore with so many other things to consider. As a character study for the Black Knight, it's fairly strong, and perhaps we'll get to see some opportunities for more aspects to be explored. Otherwise, as of now, it's just a pretty typical, but nicely drawn, lost-in-a-strange-world kind of story. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Nov 20, 2015

    Credit where credit it is due, this was a risk to publish. While the success of the book is fleeting, adding this level of diversity will certainly help Marvel's overall product. The “Black Knight” certainly fits into the “different” part of Marvel's all-new, all different credo. But different does not always equate to good, even if it is something totally beyond the norm. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 19, 2015

    There's plenty of potential for this book to develop into something special, but there are some fundamental problems in need of addressing first. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Nov 19, 2015

    One day, a comic creator will come along and gift the medium its own equivalent of Tolkiens Middle-Earth or Martins Westeros, but the Weirdworld presented in Tieri and Pizzaris Black Knight #1 is nowhere closer to being such. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 18, 2015

    A lot of people will point to the choice of character as a reason for the book's failings. But there is no such thing as a bad character (well, maybe Forearm, but I digress), only creative teams who fail to help them meet their potential. The fact is, we have decades of Black Knight stories of varying quality, but Tieri and Pizzari are unable to scratch this one into the win column. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 19, 2015

    Much like Pizarri and Tieri, readers who decided to pick up this issue will be inclined to get through it quickly. There are no rewards to be found here and the more quickly it is set aside, the better. Read Full Review

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