This definitely qualifies as one of the most exciting Marvel news stories of the year. Wacker is right; Moon Knight is underrated, but I know there’s some serious fandom out there. Since Ellis is writing, it should bring in a whole new group of fans. I love that MK is back in New York and doing what Ellis knows best (crime fiction). The inclusion of Jordie Bellaire is the icing on this perfectly strange cake. Count me in come March.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
Marvel Comics to Launch All-New Moon Knight Series Written by Warren Ellis
New York, NY (Nov. 22, 2013) — This coming March, Marvel Comics will illuminate the dark recesses of the Marvel Universe as it launches a new monthly Moon Knight series by award-winning and critically acclaimed writer Warren Ellis (Iron Man: Extremis, Astonishing X-Men) and the outstanding artistic team of Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire (Venom; Deadpool). Moon Knight will continue the Company’s popular All-New Marvel NOW! initiative with an all-new #1 that will be sure to redefine the mysterious vigilante and solidify him as one of Marvel’s most extraordinary heroes.
This gritty and bold era of Moon Knight’s history is orchestrated by Warren Ellis, who promises to introduce readers to the dark corners and unspoken fears of the Marvel Universe.
“The touchstone for this book, for me, has been ‘Weird Crime’. Both ground-level action and high strangeness,” says Warren Ellis, in an interview with Marvel.com. “This is a take on Moon Knight that unifies all the previous takes, making the character whole and taking him forward into a new kind of crime fiction.”
“Moon Knight is one of Marvel’s most underrated characters we have and with ‘MK’ back in New York City, the book is going to be a reflection of its environment: filled with darkness, secrets and super-heroes,” says Series Editor, Stephen Wacker.
Every FIRST ISSUE bearing the All New Marvel NOW! branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices.
Once again, the biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories…and it’s happening NOW!
“Moon Knight #1″ strikes this March! For more on Moon Knight & All-New Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MoonKnight.
Alex Smith is a news and reviews writer for Capeless Crusader. When not wasting away in class, he spends all his free time with comics, movies, and video games, and has been since birth. He can spend hours discussing Saga, Hawkeye, or Game of Thrones. Lying Cat’s number one fan. Random brain thoughts: @imapensfan