King In Black: Black Knight #1

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 3, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 24
7.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

KNULL's ferocious assault upon earth has begun and Dane Whitman - Avenger, hero, and wielder of the mighty Ebony Blade as the BLACK KNIGHT - takes up sword and shield to defend against the unstoppable onslaught. Though the blade grants Dane incredible power so too does it consume him with a lust for violence and destruction. As the endless horde of symbiote dragons darken the skies of Shanghai, will the Black Knight overcome the growing evil within himself and join AERO and SWORD MASTER in saving the city?! And what secrets will the battle against Knull reveal about Dane's past?

Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    King in Black: Black Knight #1 is a fantastic single issue that serves as a massive turning point for Dane Whitman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Feb 3, 2021

    This is a great introduction to the character of Dane Whitman, Black Knight, for new readers and a refreshing take on the mythology and the direction the ongoing series will be taking for seasoned readers. The best kind of tie-in, one that expands upon the main event but doesn’t feel like a story for stories sake, this is a tale that was dying to be told and just happens to be set against the backdrop of the King in Black event. Fans of the event, the Black Knight, Simon Spurriers writing, or Marvel comics in general will not be disappointed with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Feb 3, 2021

    KING IN BLACK: BLACK KNIGHT #1's epic tale of Whitman's self-evaluation is a thrill! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Feb 3, 2021

    King in Black: Black Knight #1 is another successful King in Black tie-in. Its fun, funny and furious. It makes me so excited for the upcoming Black Knight mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 1, 2021

    Spurrier reintroduces the BLACK KNIGHT in a fast and furious way that takes fans on a quick tour of the character. Now, even though Spurrier finds clever ways of adding in elements of light humor into the story that provides a certain spice to the issue, the story was still a bit too cluttered and disorganized to follow. Additionally, Jess Saiz's page layouts, mixed with heavy narration, were overly jam-packed amplifying the confusion of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Alex Richardson Feb 1, 2021

    A promising start to a new era for the Black Knight, but also one that fumbles the landing a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Feb 3, 2021

    Thanks to a strong take on Dane and his mythology, the creative team doesn't just deconstruct him over the course of the issue but are also sure to start building him back up so the upcoming Black Knight limited series can take him in a new direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Luke Cornelius Feb 8, 2021

    Spurrier, Saiz, and Petit succeed at producing an entertaining 'King in Black' tie-in that's a good appetizer for "Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade." Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 3, 2021

    There's a good sense of humor and an intriguing self-effacing approach here, and it's possible that could become Marvel must-read material when allowed to be the focus of its own story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 31, 2021

    Reading this book, I am again struck by the amount of tie-in books to main events which have no bearing on the main arc. Therefore King Black Black Knight may well appeal to completists, whether they be King in Black completists or Black Knight ones. Maybe this book proves that Marvel brought back the wrong D Whitman after all! Read Full Review

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