Black Knight, no. 5

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Title

Black Knight, no. 5

Description

Wielding an ebony blade forged by Merlin, the Black Knight was created by Stan Lee and Joe Maneely in this Atlas Comics title, which only ran for five issues. Taking place during the reign of King Arthur, the comic blends medieval romance with ideas more commonly associated with superheroes. When not in the Black Knight armor, the main character masquerades as the cowardly Sir Percy of Scandia. A heroic descendant of this Black Knight character would be introduced in Marvel's The Avengers #48 (1968). The cover of this issue was drawn by Joe Maneely, who died in 1958 at the age of 32. Stan Lee remarked that "he would have been another Jack Kirby . . . the best you could imagine." (Reference: "Joe Maneely," Lambiek Comiclopedia, 30 Jan. 2017. https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/maneely_joe.htm )

Publisher

Date

Contributor

Lee, Stan, 1922-2018 (Editor)
Penciler & Inker: Maneely, Joe, 1926-1958
Colorist: Goldberg, Stan

Rights

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Language

English

Type

Still image

Identifier

blackknight_005_cover.jpg

Citation

“Black Knight, no. 5,” Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT Libraries, accessed September 25, 2021, https://cary-exhibits.rit.edu/items/show/200.