Stephanie Hans has been tapped to create a series of connecting covers for the upcoming Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade from Marvel Comics.
“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.”
With new allies like Elsa Bloodstone and mysterious newcomer Jacks at his side, Dane is doing all he can to prevent the magical Ebony Blade from falling into his ancient foe Mordred’s hands. But Dane’s struggle for control of his destiny will force him to confront the inner darkness that fuels his powers and before the dust settles, he’ll have to face hard truths about himself, the Ebony Blade, and the entire history of the Black Knight.
“Dane and his tangled lore are a treasure trove for anyone fascinated by story, mythology, folklore and psychology — all of which are very much My Bag — not to mention the simple thrill of seeing a not-totally-well-adjusted man flying around on a winged warhorse with one of the world’s most devastating magical weapons in his hand,” Spurrier said. “I started to sense that this character deserves to be a far bigger deal than he is — and my editor Tom Groneman agreed. What’s emerged is a fascinating, uberdark story which drips with horror and humor in equal measure. rummaging deep into the (often maddeningly confused) threads of canon surrounding the Black Knight, to disentangle, clarify and twiiiiiiiissssttt everything you thought you knew about this hero.”
Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade arrives on June 30, 2021.