Preview: Moon Knight #1 From Marvel Comics


In April, Moon Knight returns to action with a new creative team in a brand new series as part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel.

Over the course of the launch of the All-New, All-Different Marvel, they have been releasing new titles gradually over time, giving each batch of books time to breathe before a new group makes their debut on comic store shelves. This April, Moon Knight will be the latest hero to rejoin the Marvel Universe in a post-Secret Wars world and he is brining Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) with him.

Lemire, who is quickly becoming one of Marvel’s key writers, takes over from the likes of Warren Ellis and Cullen Bunn as the latest writer to guide Marc Specter through his war on crime. He is being joined by Greg Smallwood, who worked on the previous volume with Brian Wood.

From the Marvel press release:

"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!"

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If Marvel needed someone to follow Ellis, which is never easy, they couldn’t have chosen anyone better than Lemire. All you need do is read Sweet Tooth or Animal Man to see that he can write strange and just off of center as well as he can write superheroes and mutants. And the art by Smallwood looks spot on, reminding me an awful lot of Bill Sienkiewicz, easily the definitive Moon Knight artist.

Moon Knight #1 hits comic shops on April 13, 2016.