Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #4

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Sergio Davila Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 30, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 15
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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BATTLE WHERE THE BLACK KNIGHT WAS BORN!
•  Dane Whitman wields the magical Ebony Blade as the BLACK KNIGHT!
•  Dane will need to master the EBONY CHALICE as well to stop the murderous new foe. But like the blade, the powers of the chalice come with a terrible cost.
•  Dane, monster hunter ELSA BLOODSTONE and Arthurian scholar JACKS must face the dark truths of the Black Knight's legacy AND the enemy at the very site of the first Black Knight's birth.
•  Does Dane have the strength to finish the fight that began long ago at Camelot by King Arthur, Merlin and Sir Per more

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 30, 2021

    This is a fantastic issue. Period. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jul 7, 2021

    The Curse of the Ebony Blade has been an interesting series that explores the psyche of Dane Whitman, Jacks, and Mordred. What we have learned in this issue will certainly give us a thrilling conclusion at the end of the miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jul 2, 2021

    Black Knight's penultimate issue brings the action while doing far more to continue the series deconstruction and reconstruction of the lore surrounding the history of the knight and Camelot itself. Every page is just full of glorious beautiful emotionally brutal and honest artwork that sells every single moment. This is the type of Black Knight series that many fans have been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jun 29, 2021

    This penultimate issue might just be the best yet. If you've been reading since issue one or even if this is your first, you're gonna love it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jun 30, 2021

    The penultimate issue of the series, if there is any justice we’ll see Spurrier and Dávila team up to tackle this character in an ongoing series. A fantastic exploration of Marvels Arthurian legend, putting a brand-new spin on everything, this is an excellent look at the mythology of the Ebony artifacts. The deep themes and concepts explored in this series elevate it beyond the typical superhero fare into something unique and special. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 2, 2021

    Other than lay the heroes low, foreshadowing their eventual comeback, Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #4 feels very much like the middle issue in a larger arc. It does offer some flashbacks to the history of the Black Knight and some dire premonitions about any future the Black Knight might have even if he gets out of his current predicament. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jun 29, 2021

    Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #4 is all revelation that we mostly knew, and takes a hard left into "this random character, who's done nothing for the entire run, is actually the most important character" territory. Just when you think you get a talented writer to do something important with a neglected character, it was all a big setup to throw that character away. At least the art is great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Criminology. Jul 2, 2021

    Well there was a lot of unpack here. Ideas and themes, set-up in past issues were fleshed out, and big, big revelations happened. Now I get why there is "curse" in title of the book. It's a sad tale really, although we still have an issue to go and there are hints, that things are going to turn around for the good guys, I think, I don't see how this "curse" and it's effects are gonna be lifted from Black Knight or his legacy. But yeah, overall without going too much into details, this was pretty crazy issue.

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Jul 11, 2021

    This issue was kind of messy, but overall still worked for me. One of the users in these reviews, Merlyn, was made super offended by this issue. He gestured at a quote from the comic "Oh so very male." This was Dane describing how Merlyn (the character and not the user) whitewashed the history of Camelot to fit the myth and the idea of Camelot that we know today, making it puritanical, chaste, restrictive and "oh so very male". I don't understand why this triggered Merlyn so much. I guess the implication he sees there is that male is bad. But that's not what the implication is. The implication is that women were written out of the myth, which would of course be a bad thing, if Camelot were a real historical place. I think that's very obviou more

  • 1.0
    Merlyn Jun 30, 2021

    "oH sO vEry mAlE" lol, Spurries has some issues. And Black Knight was a Nazi, too? Come on, how does Marvel let this go on? Especially now that the character is up for an appearance in MCU, he deserves far better than this crap.

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