Marvel has confirmed a new Moon Knight comic book series. The publisher has revealed that Marc Specter will make his return in a new ongoing title. It is slated to debut in July. It was previously revealed that the character was slated to headline a new book. However, details had remained under wraps until now.
The new book will be written by Jed MacKay (BLACK CAT) with artist Alessandro Cappuccio (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) making his Marvel Comics debut. Issue #1 will be spun directly out of the“Age of Khonshu” arc in Jason Aaron’s Avengers run.
“When Tom Brevoort contacted me to work on the new series, I couldn’t believe it,” Cappucio said. “Debuting in Marvel Comics with one of my favorite characters is a dream come true! The story is a new beginning for Moon Knight, Jed did an excellent job as usual on the scripts and I’m delighted to be working with a professional of his caliber.”
Here is the synopsis for Moon Knight.
“The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. That protection is offered by Moon Knight, who stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a renegade priest of an unworthy god. But while Khonshu languishes in a prison that Moon Knight put him in, the white-cowled hero must still observe his duty: protecting those who travel at night. And let it be known – Moon Knight will keep the faith.”
“I’m very excited to be working with Alessando Cappuccio on the continuing adventures of one of Marvel’s biggest messes – Moon Knight!” MacKay said. “In the wake of his disastrous attempt to take over the world in the ‘Age of Khonshu,’ Marc Spector (et al) has retreated to what he knows – busting heads on the streets. But despite betraying his god to the Avengers, the Fist of Khonshu’s obligations remain the same – to protect those traveling at night. Apostate priest of the moon god, the mysterious Mr. Knight has opened the doors of his Midnight Mission, where those in fear of the weird and strange may petition for the aid of the Moon Knight! But this doesn’t sit well with everyone, and hidden threats circle Marc’s new start from the shadows…”
The character originally debuted in the pages of Werewolf by Night #32 before headline his own series. Currently, Marvel Studios is developing a Moon Knight show for Disney+, with Oscar Issac slated to play the hero. Ethan Hawke is on board to play the villain. With that in mind, now seems like the perfect time for the character to get a new ongoing series.
Moon Knight #1 hits stands on July 9.