Moon Knight fan favorite returns in a brand new solo series this July from Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappucii, just in time for their MCU debut!
Moon Knight returns this July with a new mission in a brand new ongoing series by writer Jed MacKay and artist Alessandro Cappucci, who will debut at Marvel Comics.
Moon Knight has been a constant fan of fans since its introduction in 1975 Werewolf at night # 32. He is Marc Spector, a mercenary who, when left dead in the Egyptian desert, has a vision of the god Khonshu, who makes Spector his instrument of revenge on Earth. Spector would return to the United States and start his career as Moon Knight. He has a dissociative identity disorder, with two other different personalities: Mark Grant, a favorite playboy; and Jake Lockley, a taxi driver. He was a member of the Avengers at various times, and recently came into conflict with the team during the “Age of Khonshu” story, during which he tried to steal each of the Avengers ’powers, as part of Khonshu’s multifaceted crusade against the Mephistopheles. The Avengers successfully brought back the now-crazy Khonshu, leaving him helpless and broken at the end of the story.
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Marvel’s press release indicates that the new book will pick up the threads that were wound at the end of “Age of Khonshu”. Even when Khonshu is out of the picture, Moon Knight still has a duty to protect the innocent. He has now become the guardian of the Midnight Mission, taking revenge on all who would harm the people of the Mission. The statement said MacKay said he was “excited” to work on the character, calling it one of Marvel’s “biggest riots.” Artist Cappuccio called Moon Knight one of his “favorite” characters and said it was a “dream come true” to illustrate it; he would go on to praise MacKay’s scripts.
For the past 46 years, Moon Knight has been a favorite among fans and creators, and writers and artists such as Brian Michael Bendis, Jeff Lemire and Max Bemis have shot the character, each bringing their own unique spin to Moon Knight mythology. MacKay’s approach takes the character and frames him, in the words of a press release, as a “renegade priest of an unworthy god.” MacKay and Cappuccio take some of the best aspects of the character and create a new path for him.
Moon Knight his Marvel Cinematic Universe will debut later this year, on the Disney Plus show, where he will be played by Oscar Isaac, but in the meantime fans of both old and new can read his adventures in Moon Knight # 1 on sale in print and digital on July 7, with the cover of Steve McNiven.
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