Frank Tieri has announced that his Marvel series Black Knight has been cancelled. March's Black Knight #5 will be the finale, and it marks the first "All-New All-Different" ongoing series to be cut short.
"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," Tieri posted on Facebook. "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."
Tieri has been the primary writer of Black Knight stories for over a decade now, writing him in Excalibur, Original Sins and now Black Knight.
"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..."
Black Knight debuted in November 2015 with an estimated 39,381 in the North American direct market according to ComicChron. December's second issue dropped to 22,081. Black Knight #5 is scheduled for release March 9.
Black Knight is the first "All-New All Different" Marvel ongoing series to be cancelled, although the solicited Blade series has been delayed indefinitely as well.
Marvel had no official comment on Black Knight's cancellation.