Stephanie Hans Spans Generations In ‘Black Knight: Curse Of The Ebony Blade’ Variant Covers

by James Ferguson

The upcoming Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade mini-series just got a little cooler. Marvel Comics has revealed a series of connecting variant covers from artist Stephanie Hans that explores the history of the Black Knight, dating back to the original creation from Stan Lee and Joe Maneely through the villainous Nathan Garett to Dane Whitman’s time as an Avenger.

“When I was offered the opportunity to do these five iconic covers for Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade, my main concern was to find a way to link them all together, a strong concept,” Hans explained. “Flames are the constant element uniting them all. I tried to make them all as interesting together and as singular pieces. My second concern was to be able to give a solid representation of older designs, considering materials and practicality. I hope I did a good job.”

Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade is written by Simon Spurrier and illustrated by Sergio Dávila. It features main covers by Iban Coello. The mini-series picks up with Dane Whitman after his epic battle in King in Black. He’s reinvigorated with a greater sense of purpose than ever before. A new enemy wants the magical Ebony Blade as part of an evil plan and only the Black Knight can stop the death and destruction that would follow. Spanning from mythical Camelot to modern-day New York City, Dane’s latest adventure will be an all new challenge.

The first issue is set for release on March 17th, 2021.

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