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Fri Jan 19, 2018, 08:04 AM

The origin of Superheroes: Black Knight (Dane Whitman)


Dane Whitman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the company's third character to bear the name Black Knight. Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist John Buscema, he first appeared in The Avengers #47 (December 1967)

The third Black Knight is the descendant of the original Black Knight, Sir Percy of Scandia and inherited the original Knight's Ebony Blade, a mystical sword that carried a curse. Whitman is the nephew of Nathan Garrett, a supervillain who was also known as the Black Knight. Whitman took the Black Knight name to help restore honor to it, and has been a long time member of various incarnations of the Avengers, as well as the Defenders, Ultraforce, Heroes for Hire, and MI: 13.

The Black Knight character was featured in a four-issue mini-series in 1990 and two one-shots in 1996 and 2007. Starting in 2015 Whitman was the main character in Marvel Comic's All-New, All-Different Marvel ongoing Black Knight series, the first ongoing series to feature Dane Whitman as the titular character; however, this was short-lived, as dwindling sales resulted in the series' cancellation after five issues.[1]

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