Black Knight (Dane Whitman, Marvel Prime)

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Almost every comic book universe has something to connect it to the Arthurian legends. For Marvel, that is the Black Knight. Introduced in Avengers #47 (1967) by Roy Thomas and George Tuska, Dane Whitman is the nephew of the villainous Black Knight, Nathan Garret. When Garret was dying from a wound he suffered from a battle with Iron Man, he asked Dane to take up the mantle and restore their family honor and fight for good. Reluctant at first, he later learned that the Masters where planning to attack the Avengers, so he went to warn them but they thought he was his uncle and attacked him. He decided to join the Master when they captured the team but betrayed them to rescue the Avengers. He was given membership soon after.

BK later learnt that he was in fact the latest in a long line of Black Knights, going as far back of Sir Percival of Camelot. Each was tasked in wielding and protecting the Ebony Blade, a sword that can drive the wielder insane and the polar opposite of Excalibur. He traveled to England where he met the ghost of Sir Percy as well as becoming close friends with Captain Britain. BK would later go onto to join the Defenders, where he was transformed into stone by the Enchantress (got better). He would later serve a long term in the Avengers where he met and fell in love with the Eternal Sersi but was “killed” (sent to the Ultraverse when she went insane). They returned and Black Knight want on to join the Heroes For Hire and teamed up with the New Excalibur to help battle dragons in the Camelot’s time. He was in England when the Secret Invasion happened and became part of MI:13. He later became a knight in Weirdworld.

Black Knight has always been a fan favourite in comics but not so much in toys. Hasbro release a more modern version in one of their first wave that has some bad articulation and sculpting. Hasbro is now releasing a newer classic version base on his run in the Marvel UK stories (and yes, Avengers Alliance as well) and a classic head swap.


Have

Marvel UK / Avengers Alliance

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Avengers: Infinity War Cull Odsidian Wave Black Knight

  • Background:
    • When Marvel UK started making their own comics they started using the most famous Marvel characters first. However, Black Knight had appeared in a Hulk issue which lead to his own UK exclusive series (at the time). This was also the suit that they used in the IOS game Avengers Alliance.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • It is truly needed for you Avengers collection as well as Excalibur, MI: 13, Heroes for Hire etc. Or if you are like me you could put him next to other British heroes (yes I know he was born in the States) like Union Jack and Cap Brit.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Classic

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Avengers: Infinity War Cull Odsidian Wave Black Knight (Swappable Head)

  • Background:
    • This is Black Knight most iconic costume and one that he usually returns to.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is the Black Knight that people have been asking for a long time. While Hasbro are marketing the UK version, this is the one that people will be using on this figure. I recommend getting 2, one for Whitman and the other for Sir Percy (the bucket head version)
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Heroes for Hire

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Brood Queen Wave Black Knight

  • Background:
    • After returning from the Ultraverse with Sersei, Black Knight split with her. He then joined up with Heroes for Hire whichwas being run by Namor’s company Oracle. He updated his costume then.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • With Hasbro releasing a newer (abet older costume) figure, then this one can be skipped. Unless you want to get him for his shield or want to have this costume for that team. Other wise wait for the newer one.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. The one we got is fairly bad with shit articulation.

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

Created by:

Roy Thomas | George Tuska

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