When I first came up with my hero he bore a resemblance to Abe Lincoln, however after the story was developed it became clear, that a man fighting dragons should be considered a knight. Since this hero was black, well, his name would be obvious.
I knew Marvel already had a black knight, but so did Charlton and perhaps Gold Key, I don’t recall. What I do know is that The Black Knight was in the public domain and seeing that Marvel hadn’t used him in a while I thought, “Why not?” Well Marvel foiled that idea. I think The Black Knight is on issue #5 or something close. Thus, I needed to find a new name.
Being that obsidian is a black rock formed in lava, it seemed the most fitting that a dragon would call a black man who is impervious to fire by that name. As far as if he is “The Blackest” or not, I think as long as Martin Lawrence doesn’t reprise the role, the title will stand.
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