Moon Knight Returns Next Year
Moon Knight is kind of a really cool hero. On top of his sort of box-standard backstory, he has dissociative identity disorder, meaning he has a bunch of different personalities in his head. Some of them are people he’s made up and others are already existing superheroes. So it’s cool that he’s getting a chance to come back in his own book next year. Written by Warren Ellis, too, so… there’s that, I guess.
Hero Complex announced that Ellis will be reviving the character as part of Marvel’s All-New Marvel NOW! initiative, which will be introducing a whole new wave of first issues. The book will be drawn by Declan Shalvey who, until recently, was drawing Venom, and Jordie Bellaire, a colorist. While talking about the character, Ellis said…
The man is demented in more interesting ways than I think Batman ever was. [His] cape is actually a crescent moon and he goes out only at night and dresses in reflective white so you can see him coming. Now that’s nuts…. I like that.
Moon Knight has had a very bizarre history. He started out fighting werewolves then became a vigilante then became the avatar to the Egyptian God of the Moon, Khonshu. Ellis says that his book will be featuring a version of Moon Knight that “unifies all the previous takes, making the character whole and taking him forward into a new kind of crime fiction.” Said kind of crime fiction is the weird kind of crime fiction…
The best Moon Knight stories for me were always ground-level but weird crime. Weird crime’ has kind of been the touchstone for me for this revival.
I am totally down for this series. Like I said, I think Moon Knight is a cool character. I missed out on his relaunch a couple of years ago but I did see him popping up here and there in a few other books I was reading at the time, and every time I saw him I thought he was pretty cool. I’m definitely going to be picking this book up when it comes out. Are you guys still on the fence? Why don’t you check out the preview pages below and tell me if you’re still on the fence.
Moon Knight comes out as part of the All-New Marvel NOW! initiative in 2014