Appearing in "Knights & Demons"
Synopsis for "Knights & Demons"
E.S.U. is having a Medieval Times Fair for the unveiling of an ancient statue called Darkon. Mordred, an evil sorcerer trapped in a another dimension called the Land of Shades, witnesses this and and sees that the Black Knight's sword, the Ebony Blade, is also on display. Mordred brings Darkon to life to retrieve the Ebony Blade, which the sorcerer can use to escape to Earth. The Black Knight appears to help the Spider-Friends defeat Darkon, but the creature manages to escape with the Ebony Blade. The Spider-Friends and the Black Knight all follow to the Land of Shades where they get separated by Mordred's magic. Now, with the Ebony Blade in hand, Mordred manages to escape to Earth as the regrouped Spider-Friends and Black Knight follow. The gang finds the "Merlin Medallion" which they use to banish Mordred back to his dimension for a dark ending at the hands of his demons.
- PRODUCTION TITLE: The Sword and the Sorcerer!
- Writer Don Glut originally wanted to use the Black Knight that appears in Marvel Comics and the Black Knight from Medieval Times. Unfortunately the story editor decided it would be too confusing to viewers that didn't read the comics, so the idea was abandoned.
- This episode was animated by Toei Doga in Japan. Previously, they had animated the Spider-Man episode "The Capture of Captain America" and would go on to animate the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends episodes "The Origin of the Iceman", "Along Came Spidey", "A Fire-Star Is Born", and the X-Men episode "Pilot".