Marvel Comics has unveiled an all-new on-going Black Knight comic book that will be written by Frank Tieri and drawn by Luca Pizzari.  The new Black Knight comic, which is slated to debut this fall, will feature swordsman Dane Whitman and will be set in the post-Secret Wars Weirdworld, where Whitman and his doomed blade will rule and come into conflict with his one-time allies, The Avengers.

Tieri told Newsarama that the new Black Knight title will have a lot more story elements than just the character’s traditional sword and sorcery antics: “At it’s heart, Black Knight will be about one man’s struggle with what I call a ‘necessary addiction’. I guess the best description is something that’s sort of like a cross between Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.”

The source of that addition appears to be the Black Knight’s Ebony Blade, which exercises a powerful (and very dark) influence on whoever wields it. Tieri see’s the Ebony Blade, which was carved by Merlin the Magician from a meteorite, as one of the key artefacts of the Marvel Universe, and he hopes to bolster that contention with the powerful narrative of his new Black Knight series, which he jokingly referred to as “Breaking Blade.”