Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Shining Knight and The Black Knight



Characters like The Black Knight and The Shining Knight are cool to me in that they can exist comfortably in multiple genres.  I have enjoyed reading period pieces detailing their solo exploits as well as when they appeared alongside other heroes with The Seven Soldiers of Victory, The All-Star Squadron or The Avengers.  Plus, they both have winged horses, which have seemed cool to me since my first viewing of Ray Harryhausen's work in Clash of the Titans.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you didn't have Shining Knight square off with Dane's anscestor, Sir Percy of Scandia (the Atlas-era Black Knight).

pblfsda said...

Sir Percy could always meet the Silent Knight in their own century while these two duke it out in the 20th or 21st Century. Or maybe ROM and the Spaceknights could meet the Atomic Knight? "You fool! That's not a giant dalmatian you're riding; it's a Dire Wraith with a bad sense of scale!"

Neil Robertson said...

Please forgive a bit of whininess, but you accidentally left the 'T' out of the name 'Dane Whitman'.

GF said...

Nice crossover!

Black Knight needs a shadow...

I wonder if a nighttime background would make for a more dramatic scene?

Rip Jagger said...

The Black Knight is one of Marvel's best and most underrated creations. A scientist with a magic sword and mutated horse, a perverse and wonderful assembly of notions.

They've tried to upgrade Dane Whitman's presence a few times, but it's taken hold. Love this cover image though.

Thanks.

Rip Off

worldmusic said...

Have loved the Shining Knight since I discovered him in the pages of All-Star Squadron. Roy Thomas (once again) did a wonderful job writing him, and I liked how at the peak of WW2, Roy made him choose to return to the UK to be a defender of Britain at a time when she most needed him. Classic Roy Thomas. Hope to see a new version of him in Earth 2!

Unknown said...

Black Knight will always be one of the best Avengers in my opinion.

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