Writer Frank Tieri has confirmed that Marvel will cancel Black Knight with issue #5, marking the first of what is sure to be many cancellations due to the ever-diminishing returns of a never-ending super-mega-crossover event and relaunch cycle plaguing corporate comics. On Facebook, Tieri posted:
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...
Over at The Beat, Heidi MacDonald also noted that Tieri was paid in chocolate for his time on the book, but we're not going to be fooled again, so let's just say we doubt that part of the story. She does, however, suggest that several more series are about to get chopped. Maybe it's time for another reboot?
Congratulations to Matt Lune for winning the Outhousers' All-New, All Different Deathpool. Matt correctly guessed that Black Knight would be the first victim of Marvel's incessant need to release new series.