BACK ISSUES: Legion, Marvel and Mental Illness

BACK ISSUES: Legion, Marvel and Mental Illness

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Last week saw the premiere of Legion, a new FX TV series based on the Marvel character created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. The series follows David Haller, a mutant currently being treated for schizophrenia as a patient in a psychiatric hospital. Haller is one of the few…

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Marvel Previews New MOON KNIGHT From Lemire & Smallwood

Marvel Previews New MOON KNIGHT From Lemire & Smallwood

After the solid run Moon Knight has had over the last two years under some solid creative teams, it seems as though Marvel Comics has settled on a winning formula. Pair an artist whose version resonates with a writer at the top of their game and let the two go to town. That approach is evident in today’s announcement that the character will be relaunching with a new #1 issue this April. The creative team…

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A Moon Knight Show For Netflix Reportedly in Development

A Moon Knight Show For Netflix Reportedly in Development

For years we have heard countless rumors and stories about a television show for Moon Knight being in development but after the success of Marvel’s Daredevil along with this newest rumor to hit the fan, maybe the possibility of seeing Moon Knight appear on television might actually become a reality soon. During a guest spot on Heroic Hollywood’s video cast Collider Heroes, Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzales mentioned that Marvel was planning to develop a Moon Knight TV series for Netflix….

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Preview: “Moon Knight #1”

Preview: “Moon Knight #1”

This March, Marvel is bringing back comics’ greatest mental patient! Widely acclaimed writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shalvey will be creating “Moon Knight #1”, featuring the new adventures of Marc Spector, his alter-ego, and all the other people who live in his heroic head. Check out the gallery below to see Moon Knight pursue justice (in a three-piece suit!)! [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] “Moon Knight #1” Brings ‘Weird Crime’ to All-New Marvel NOW! This…

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Marvel Announces Moon Knight Written by Warren Ellis

My Take: 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…

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