Black Knight #5

Black Knight #5

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Luca Pizzari Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 4
9.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

• The Ebony Blade may be out of sight, but that doesn't mean it's out of mind! Can Dane live a life unaffected by the sword, or will fate step in?
•  Find out here!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 9, 2016

    Black Knight will be missed. Hopefully if enough people go out and buy this last issue or the trade there will be a reconsideration down the road, though for now the way this story left things off Dane is satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Mar 10, 2016

    The final issue in the current run of Black Knight prompts me to make suggestions for next time! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Mar 16, 2016

    here we are at the end. I am really sad to see this series ending, because in five issues, I have really come to appreciate and enjoy Dane Whittman and the character of the Black Knight. One thing that stuck out to me was the inclusion of Hydra and their weapon called The Satan Claw- is that a real thing? Does that exist in Marvel continuity prior to this? If it does, I want more of Baron Von Strucker and the Satan Claw for sure! I am not a big fan of snakes and serpents (read as: I am terrified of snakes) but the way they are incorporated into the pages of this book as background art and setpieces was a beautiful and subtle nod to the serpent-y-ness of Hydra. It seemed like an inevitability, PLUS it is the whole cover of this issue, but seeing Steve Rodgers possessed by the evil bloodlust of the Ebony Blade was a welcome bit of “I told you so” that Dane gets to rub in his face, because he still is much more effective at keeping his murder-y stabby nature in check. I loved the flashback/forward page with the really age-specific artwork showing the different ages in which Voodoo is experiencing the Black Knight and it’s connection to the Ebony Blade. I also really loved the panel showing crazy-face Steve Rodgers gripping the Ebony Blade so tight and standing over the prone and unconscious bodies of the Uncanny Avengers. Another great page was the Black Knight on horseback, looking regal and composed, really putting Rodgers’ crazypants throwdown into perspective for him AND really starting off the final showdown between Black Knight and Caden Tar (who is currently wielding the Satan Claw… seriously- I love the look and name of that Hellboy jumbo fist weapon SO MUCH!!!). There are still some good lighthearted moments, like when we find out Deadpool watches Downton Abbey, and is kind of defensive about it. As someone who watches (oops- I mean watched Downton Abbey… it is over. Forever. Like this book. **SOBS**) Downton Abbey, I loved getting a nice shout out

  • 7.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Mar 9, 2016

    That was a disappointing ending for a story that was saddled with too much right off the bat. Maybe Marvel should have let this title develop on its own corner of the universe before saddling it with weirdworld and uncanny avengers right off the bat.

  • 8.0
    GlenWizard Mar 10, 2016

  • 6.0
    DXO Jul 20, 2016

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