Marvel Comics’ recent King In Black: Black Knight #1 and the currently running Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade have presented the broken and struggling version of Dane Whiteman, the holder of said Ebony Blade & moniker of Black Knight, who learned that the sword only chooses those that are ‘unworthy’. So it only makes sense that the holder of a weapon for the unworthy shall come to blows with the ultimate hero that holds a weapon deemed to be for the worthy.
May’s Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #3, from Simon Spurrier and Sergio Davila, will pit Black Knight and his ebony blade against the mighty Thor and his hammer Mjolnir. It will not be the current versions of the heroes that come to blows though. No, instead the meeting and confrontation of the characters will be between a younger and brasher Thor from long ago and the original bearer of the Black Knight name, one Sir Percy of Scandia.
Within the first issue, Spurrier hinted at the confrontation to come with the present-day Thor being unable to pick up the Ebony Blade during an Avengers battle, noting that “the more unworthy his mood, the mightier the blade” which makes it “the very opposite of Mjolnir.”
The issue will continue the exploration and expansion of the Marvel Universe history of Camelot and the early history of the Black Knight/Ebony Blade combination alongside the present-day issues that Dane Whitman faces both within himself and from outside threats.
These deeper explorations of the character and his mythos come ahead of his big-screen debut, played by Kit Harrington, in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals slated for a November.
Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #3 goes on sale in print and digitally on May 19.