Writer Frank Tieri has confirmed that Marvel’s Black Knight will end with issue #5:
Ok, bad news time, folks… I can officially talk about this now and can confirm that yeah, issue #5 of BLACK KNIGHT will indeed be our last. It sucks and there’s a lot I could say about it but in the end, the bottom line is the market is what it is these days and the sales just weren’t there. It was an honor and a privilege to bring Dane’s adventures in Weirdworld to you — and we’re not quite done yet as we’ll be wrapping up our storyline which actually can act as a limited series the way it’s structured. Proud of the work we did here and wanted to thank Team BK for all their efforts and great work. And most of all I wanted to thank the BK fans who have always been great in their support– without you there would never have been a BLACK KNIGHT book to begin with. Wish I had better news but hopefully you guys will enjoy the next 2 issues as we close this thing out. The ebony blade sheathes for now…
Set in the post Secret WArs Weirdworld fantasy-themed milieu. the series, which had art by Luca Pizzari was dark take on the character, with a “Breaking Bad meets Game of Thrones” vibe. Bad and the modern medieval landscape of Game of Thrones. The first issue launched at 39,381 but issue #2 had a steep decline to an estimated 22,081 copies and one can assume standard attrition following that.
I’m told several more Marvel series are about to get chopped, part of a disappointing relaunch for several titles post-Secret Wars.
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