This week’s issue of Moon Knight – the conclusion of the Shadowland event – will be my last.
When Marvel asked me to consider tackling Moon Knight, I told them I’d only do it if I could do something really different, as the character’s last reinvention – at the hands of Charlie Huston (and taken over by Mike Benson) – had been solid, innovative, and clever. It had reintroduced Moon Knight to a new generation of readers while keeping a great, dark, street edge on the character. I didn’t want to do more of the same because I feared I would only be doing a pale imitation of what they had already done so well. So my decision was to do Moon Knight BIG, bigger than any comic I’d yet written. My early work focused on the Foolkiller, Punisher, and Wolverine – street-geared, noirish crime stories where the killer-hero toted a gun, a sword, or a samurai blades attached to his hands. This was a natural transition for me coming out of my novels, particularly off the Tim Rackley series, which I considered my action-meditation on vigilante justice.
The latest Moon Knight covers from superstar artists Francesco Mattina and Bryan Hitch. We wrap up my Deadpool two-issue arc with Vengeance of the Moon Knight #8, SWEET SLUMBER, then we charge forward into the Secret Avengers, MK brooding along as a TEAM PLAYER.
Sorry I’ve been a bit behind schedule posting here – been busy in the writer’s room for V.
Here’s the skinny on new comics – I have a story called RED MERCURY in a Super Issue, art by CP Smith and one of my favorite covers of all time by Rafa Garres.
Marvel released a collection of Vengeance of the Moon Knight 1-3 so folks can catch up.
A new Moon Knight featuring Deadpool comes out next – pencils by Tan Eng Huat, Dan Brown on colors (and cover by Adi Granov).
And the last in the SHOCK AND AWE first arc of Vengeance came out – KNIGHT FALLS. Pencils by Jerome Opena (and Jay Leisten), colors by Paul Mount, cover by Leinil Francis Yu. I had a blast writing this arc, and I’m glad it’s come to its conclusion…Full steam ahead!