Marvel Announces New Moon Knight Series for 2016
Moon Knight is one of the more interesting and under utilized characters in the Marvel universe. With his schizophrenia he has so many story possibilities, and in the previous run of the series by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev they used that to fullest by having the personalities of Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Captain America rattling around in his head. But the newest run, started by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, focused more on the Egyptian god side of the character. It would be nice to get a Moon Knight story that focuses on the fact that he’s crazy. Too bad it’s not coming out until 2016.
Marvel announced at the Diamond Baltimore Summit this past week that a new Moon Knight book will be dropping next spring. The book will be written by Jeff Lemire and drawn by Greg Smallwood. Smallwood has some history with the character, having drawn issues 7-12 of the Ellis/Shalvey book after Brian Wood took the book over.
The new book will be taking the character’s psychological problems to a new level, questioning whether or not he’s actually been Moon Knight all these years. According to Marvel…
Marc Spector has been defending New York City for years as the masked vigilante known as Moon Knight. Or has he? Waking up in an insane asylum shakes that confidence. Turns out he’s been institutionalized since he was a child. But that can’t be true. Can it? Today, Marvel is pleased to announce MOON KNIGHT #1 – the brand new series coming next year from creators Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men, Sweet Tooth) and Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight)!
His mind is full of identities, and he no longer knows which is real. Now residing in a mental health facility, his thoughts are clouded and he has no idea what to believe. If he calls to Khonshu, he believes the ancient Egyptian lunar god will answer. Is this a sign he still clings to his sanity, or has it slipped from him completely? If Khonshu answers his prayers – what could he ask in return this time?
Along with the solicitation, they also released two preview images along with the cover image above. Moon Knight #1 by Jeff Lemire and Greg Smallwood is set for release in Spring 2016, but with the way Secret Wars is progressing it could be pushed back.