Marvel Gives Moon Knight Another Day

Marc Spector, aka Moon Knight, is a character everybody claims to love, but for some reason can’t sustain a solo title for too long. Maybe it’s because he’s grim and gritty in a Marvel Universe loaded with grim and gritty characters. What sets him apart is a costume as white as the moon, and a recurring battle with multiple personality disorder.

It’s enough for a good writer to come in and tell at least one good story. Warren Ellis took a good crack at Moon Knight a couple of years ago, and Jeff Lemire no doubt will spin a good yarn, too. (My favorite remains Brian Michael Bendis’take, in which Moon Knight thought he was all the other Avengers, too.) All we can say with surety is that if you like Moon Knight, you will like this book.

From Marvel:

There’s a bad moon rising in the Marvel Universe. Prepare for a Moon Knight adventure unlike any you’ve ever seen before as blockbuster creators Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight) take you deep into the recesses of Marc Spector’s mind! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside MOON KNIGHT #1 – the brand-new ongoing series debuting in April!

For years, Marc Spector has defended New York City as the masked vigilante Moon Knight. Calling upon the powers of the ancient Egyptian God Khonshu, he has kept the city safe from street gangs and supernatural forces alike. Or has he? Waking up in an insane asylum will shake anyone’s confidence. But it can’t be true, can it? His mind is full of identities and he no longer knows which is real. His thoughts are clouded and he has no idea what to believe. If he calls to Khonshu, he believes he will receive an answer. But is this a sign he still clings to his sanity, or has it slipped from him completely?

Something is wrong with Marc Spector. Will Moon Knight be his salvation? Or will it ultimately be his undoing? Find out as Lemire and Smallwood take you on a head trip through the psyche of a super hero this April in MOON KNIGHT #1!

MOON KNIGHT #1 (FEB160770)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD
Variant Cover by MARCO RUDY (FEB160771)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (FEB160773)
Hip-Hop Variant by RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ (FEB160772)
FOC – 3/21/16, On-Sale – 4/13/16

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.