Friday, July 06, 2012
Number 1187: Origin of the Black Knight
Black Knight was a transitional character for Atlas Comics in 1955, created after the Comics Code was implemented. Black Knight was not a superhero, but had a secret identity. Merlin the Magician was a major player in the series. The real magic was a combination of writing and drawing by Stan Lee and Joe Maneely.
Maneely drew the character for the first three issues, after which it was taken over by Fred Kida for the penultimate issue, #4, and Syd Shores for the last issue, #5.
I showed stories from Black Knight #3 in Pappy's #897 and Pappy's #964.
This story is the origin story from Black Knight #1, 1955.