Moon Knight has been a staple of the Marvel Comics universe for decades. In all that time, he has never carried an event series. That all changes this summer, and a brand new trailer is teeing up the ball for something called Knight’s End. Marvel has released a trailer previewing two books hitting shelves in July: the landmark Moon Knight #25, as well as Moon Knight: City of the Dead #1. Check it out.
Moon Knight #25 is described as an “oversized epic,” and this trailer offers a glimpse at the impressive artwork featured in the book. It also offers looks at our new Scarlet Scarab, among many other things. Fans of the Moon Knight TV series on Disney+ will be familiar with Scarlet Scarab. It appears she’s going to be a major player in the Knight’s End event.
Writer Jed MacKay and artist Alessandro Cappuccio are behind Moon Knight #25. Meanwhile, David Pepose is writing City of the Dead, which will be a five-issue miniseries. Marcelo Ferriera is handling the artwork for that book. We’ve also got cover art for both issues for you to check out below.
Here is the synopsis for Moon Knight #25.
“The past comes back to bedevil Moon Knight as he pursues his latest enemy, someone once familiar and new. From grim New York nights to the blazing sun of Alexandria days, Moon Knight hunts for answers among the graves of Hart Island while haunted by the last mission of the Karnak Cowboys, a mercenary crew counting among its members Marc Spector, Jean-Paul Duchamp, Robert Plesko…and Layla El-Faouly.”
And here is the synopsis for Moon Knight: City of the Dead #1.
“When a young runaway is attacked by a gang of death cultists, he is left barely alive outside the Midnight Mission. But Marc Spector made a vow long ago to defend the travelers of the night…and as long as a spark of life remains, his mission isn’t over yet. Follow Moon Knight on his most harrowing adventure yet, as the Fist of Khonshu journeys far beyond the land of the living – and battles across the mind-bending underworld known as the City of the Dead!”
Moon Knight got a big boost to his profile when the Disney+ series debuted in 2022. Oscar Issac played the hero, with Ethan Hawke serving as the main villain. It was originally billed as an event series, leaving serious doubt about a possible second season. Isaac also only signed a contract for one season. As of now, there is no indication that a return is in the cards. So this event series will have to hold us over for the time being.
Moon Knight #25 hits shelves on July 12 followed by Moon Knight: City of the Dead #1 on July 19.