Moon Knight Gets All New All Different Marvel Treatment

I’m going to put the challenge out there — how many times has Marvel given Moon Knight a new #1 in the last decade? We’ve seen many takes from many interesting creators. But nothing seems to stick. Will Jeff Lemire’s interpretation be what gives Marc Spector new life among fans?

As always, I’ll at least check out the first issue. I have many, many Moon Knight #1s because he does seem like someone we should all love. And maybe we do, just never enough to keep a solo series alive.

CORRECTION: The last Moon Knight series, launched by Warren Ellis and Declan Shavey, did get to at least 15 issues — with Jeff Lemire’s co-creator Greg Smallwood finishing up the book. I suspect that it wasn’t poor sales that did it in, but the end of the Marvel Universe as we knew it — the blessing and the curse that is Secret Wars.

From 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?

“To me Marc is a very ill man,” says series writer Jeff Lemire, in an interview with Marvel.com. “And being Moon Knight is either going to be a part of that illness, and ultimately destroy him, or it is going to be his path to salvation.”

Dive deep into Moon Knight’s psyche on a mad trip through Manhattan as Lemire and Smallwood bring you a super hero adventure unlike any you’ve read before! Prepare for an all-new MOON KNIGHT #1 – coming Spring 2016!

MOON KNIGHT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD
Coming Spring 2016!

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