Monday, August 2, 2021

Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #5

Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #5 wraps up the Mordred arc with not one but two resurrections as the villain is thwarted with using the Ebony Crown to take control of the world. Although dead for most of the issue, Dane Whitman plays a large role as his dying declaration helps pave the way to the arc's conclusion and the creation of a new Black Knight.

The reveal of Jackie Chopra's lineage is well-handled here as she steps up to help take down the villain and then earn a place at her father's side as the pair will attempt to share the mantle of the Ebony Blade. I'm not sure how exactly that's going to work, but I'm guessing various Marvel teams can choose which one they want in a comic from here out.

Elsa Bloodstone returns as well to help in the battle against Mordred. Although she was a nice addition to the story, her involvement feels a bit forced given her hasty exit earlier in the series (which is then repeated again here).

[Marvel, $3.99]

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