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907: Marvel Super-Heroes #17 (v1)

" The Black Knight Reborn "
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Marvel Super-Heroes #17 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Howard Purcell
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Howard Purcell
Inkers: Dan Adkins
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: November 1968
Release Date: August 1968
Story Arc: -
Pages: 22
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 409                 Times Rated: 244
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
Dane Whitman visits a castle he recently inherited and learns the legacy of the Black Knight from a long deceased relative.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Dane Whitman
Dane Whitman last appeared in Avengers #55 (v1). Dane Whitman next appears in Avengers #60 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Black Knight (Sir Percy of Scandia)
Black Knight (Sir Percy of Scandia) last appeared in Black Knight #5e (v1). Black Knight (Sir Percy of Scandia) next appears in Avengers #71 (v1). His ghost appears.
Aragorn last appeared in Avengers #55 (v1). Aragorn next appears in Doctor Strange #178 (v1).
  King Arthur
Cameo Appearance
King Arthur last appeared in Strange Tales #134a (v1). King Arthur next appears in Captain Britain #34 (v1). This is a cameo appearance.
Mordred last appeared in Black Knight #5a (v1). Mordred next appears in Defenders #11 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Nethergod in the mainstream continuity. Nethergod next appears in Hulk Comics UK #22.
  Le Sabre
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Le Sabre in the mainstream continuity.
Group Appearances
Knights of the Round Table
Knights of the Round Table last appeared in Strange Tales #134a (v1). Knights of the Round Table next appears in Marvel Preview #22.
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Ebony Blade
Ebony Blade last appeared in Avengers #54 (v1). Ebony Blade next appears in Avengers #60 (v1).
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Issue Review
   October 31, 2016
First half is stronger than the second. We begin with an origin tale, as the Black Knight character gets a revamp and a new supernatural connection to his predecessor. It's all very by-the-numbers but the setting adds atmosphere and thus enjoyment. Plus it's cool to see what happened to the first BK. After that, the story takes a pedestrian turn as the villain forces an innocent man to attack our hero. So, we finish up with them battling in the skies over London. Uninspired. 4/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-01-19 18:48:18  
  I was bored by this issue from start to finish.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-07-26 19:58:51  
  "getting a winged horse through customs wasn't easy". Even that little bit of fun weirdness can't save this horrible train wreck of a comic.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-19 08:16:05  
  I was confused. Were they going for sword and sorcery, straight-up mystic hero, or superhero? They seemed to throw all three into the mix here.  

  Donuil23 Says:    
  2014-01-24 07:06:33  
  So was that the same Merlin as from the X-Men? Because that guy was evil, too.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-08-19 01:16:40  
  Maybe this was from before Merlin went nutso evil...  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-12 16:35:49  
  The only thing keeping me from rating this higher than a 3 star was the fact that Merlin was evil in a few other continuity stories. Otherwise, I thought this was a solid reintroduction of the Black Knight.  

  Anonymous Says:    
  2014-11-02 23:23:02  
  Not sure why this is marked as an "Essential", maybe because of some character introductions.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-04 13:59:29  
  I really liked this bit of Marvel goofiness. Felt like a throwback to the golden age. Also, "The End...or the most macabre beginning of all??" No, it's the end.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2015-01-17 11:31:37  
  It's good that this introduced the Ebony Blade.

Also, is the Ebony Dagger still out there in England, then? And it has never been claimed against the Black Knight since?

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2015-01-27 18:26:35  
  I enjoyed this story, the origin of Black Knight was pretty good; I was compelled to read and enjoyed it. The art has it's ups and downs....mostly up, though. (3+)  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-06-04 20:34:01  
  3 stars for the Black Knight getting all medieval on your arse!!!

Cover Me - I like the coloring. It gives a real creepy feel to it!!

A Tale Of Two Castles - Are there two Garrett Castles?? The Evil Black Knight had a castle in a small Balkan Kingdom located in the Alps (TTA #52). Then he had a castle outside of DC (TOS #73). It is now named Garrett Castle, and was moved over from Europe (A #47). Now in this issue, the Good Black Knight has inherited another Garrett Castle that is located in England!!!

Will The Real Merlin Please Stand Up - The Merlin seen here is the true Merlin. He appears a lot through the years, and looks different each time. Which adds to the confusion of him being the real Merlin, or not! The Merlin you are all thinking of is an imposter. He fought Thor (JIM #96) & the X-Men twice (XM #30, 47).

Nemesis - I wished they would of used Le Sabre and his gargoyle mount more often. The Black Knight sure could've used more rogues to fight with through the years!!!

Splash - Nice image of them fighting over London!!!

Rubbish - @MattzLadd: As far as I know, it's still just hanging around in London.

'Nuff Said - "That hoof...struck my hand, as if by design!"-Le Sabre

  Antifa Says:    
  2015-07-24 13:30:55  
  i don't understand why you need an origin issue for a character that already had an origin.  

  MattDog37 Says:    
  2015-09-01 16:57:28  
  Is it "Modred" or "Mordred?" The issue I read spells it as the former.  

  VenomousIntent Says:    
  2015-11-23 20:04:30  
  This was boring and disappointing.  

  SmokyB Says:    
  2016-07-25 14:47:21  
  Don't get the hate for this. It was admittedly preposterous (but hey comics) but I enjoyed the art and the gothic tone.

English accents in Marvel always get an extra star.

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-08-07 05:42:10  
  We're in England, so everyone must say guv. Otherwise, how would you know it's England? Everyone might forget after 5 pages! And we better remind people that Dane is American. He doesn't say guv so he can't be English, but just in case.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2016-11-01 21:18:30  
  Ugh, this was terrible! I would have enjoyed the art more if it weren't for the eleventy-hundred word balloons covering it all up in every panel! You'd think with all that dialogue we'd get a comprehensible story, but no... Roy is back to his old tricks.

And why reboot the origin of the Black Knight when they JUST rebooted it? This is worse than Sony's Spider-Man!

Bloody awful, Guvnor!

  Russ Says:    
  2016-11-03 17:00:48  
  I thought the story was a bit of a disappointment, but not that horrible. I think it's still better than most of the Torch stories from Strange Tales, or most of the Gi-Ant-Man run from Tales to Astonish.

The one thing I noted from the story was that it seemed like the spirits of Percy and Mordred were pulling all the strings, and the other characters were simply along for the ride. And speaking of Mordred, I thought Richarde was already pretty messed up before the sorcerer made contact with the discredited performer. "The only way to find peace from the death of your partner, is to kill this stranger!" Well, good luck with that!

And as for Dane, I think he's already a strong enough character without the spirit of Percy looking over his shoulder. I get the connection between the two, and the Ebony Blade as well, but anything with Percy involved seems to make Dane as nothing more than Percy's catspaw, and Dane deserves much better.

2 stars. We're gonna party like it's 1099!

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-04-01 07:27:57  
  Every story I read about the Silver Age creators Hal Foster's Prince Valient is always mentioned as an inspiration. Tales of Asgard was created as an homage. I wish that I had gone full Prince Valient on this, it might of saved it.  

  TonyRolloBrownTown Says:    
  2017-05-02 11:20:00  
  Interested to see if this series improves in entertainment value at all.  

  TonyRolloBrownTown Says:    
  2017-05-02 11:20:18  
  Interested to see if this series improves in entertainment value at all.  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-09-27 20:58:56  
  The Black Knight battles the Man From Buick! Meh. 2 stars.  

  mormegil4 Says:    
  2017-11-29 21:24:56  
  I read the Atlas era Black Knight stories earlier this year and really enjoyed those. having read those made me appreciate this more. Only the last half with Mordred made it four stars instead of five.  

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Date User Name Update
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   December 4, 2017 Urgat
   November 27, 2017 TStarnes Added Ebony Blade listing.
   June 8, 2017 Drax Updated the listing for Black Knight (Sir Percy of Scandia).
   June 8, 2017 Drax Updated the listing for Mordred.
   January 31, 2017 fragsel Added Le Sabre to the issue.
   July 5, 2016 fragsel Added Knights of the Round Table to the issue.
   June 8, 2015 Neskit Changed comic details.
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