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Moon Knight


Promotional cover art, Moon Knight vol. 4, #1 (2006)
Art by David Finch and Danny Miki. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (406x610, 363 KB)Cover to Moon Knight #1, by David Finch. ... David Finch is a Canadian-born comic book artist who got his start working for Top Cow Productions. ...

Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Werewolf by Night #32 (Aug. 1975)
Created by Doug Moench
Don Perlin
Characteristics
Alter ego Marc Spector
Team
affiliations
West Coast Avengers
Defenders
"Marvel Knights"
Notable aliases Steven Grant, Jake Lockley, The Fist of Khonshu
Abilities Superb athlete and combatant,
Enhanced strength derived from the phases of the moon,
Resistance to some psychic assaults

Moon Knight (Marc Spector) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, he first appeared in Werewolf by Night #32 (August 1975). This article is about the comic book company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Doug Moench (born February 23, 1948) is an American comic book writer. ... Don Perlin is a comic artist whose work has included The Defenders and G.I. Joe for Marvel. ... The West Coast Avengers was a spin-off superhero team of the Avengers, as well as the title of their comic book series. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Doug Moench (born February 23, 1948) is an American comic book writer. ... Don Perlin is a comic artist whose work has included The Defenders and G.I. Joe for Marvel. ... Werewolf by Night (birth name Jacob Russoff, legal name Jack Russell) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ...

Contents

Publication history

The character debuted in the title Werewolf by Night #32 (August 1975), written by Doug Moench with art by Don Perlin, as an enemy of the title character in a two part story continuing in issue #33. The character proved popular with readers, and was granted a solo spot in Marvel Spotlight #28-29 (1976), written by Doug Moench with art by Don Perlin. Werewolf by Night (birth name Jacob Russoff, legal name Jack Russell) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Doug Moench (born February 23, 1948) is an American comic book writer. ... Don Perlin is a comic artist whose work has included The Defenders and G.I. Joe for Marvel. ... Marvel Spotlight is the name of several comic book anthology series published by Marvel Comics. ...


He then had appearances in Spectacular Spider-Man issues #22 and #23, both written by Bill Mantlo with art by Mike Zeck on #22 and Jim Mooney on #23, Marvel Two-In-One #52, written by Steven Grant with art by Jim Craig, and Defenders #48-50. Moon Knight then gained a backup strip in the Hulk! Magazine in issues #11-15, #17-18 and #20-21, all written by Doug Moench. Art was done by Gene Colan in #11, Keith Pollard in #12, and Bill Sienkiewicz on the rest. These were reprinted in Moon Knight Special Edition #1-3. Cover for Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #132 (1987). ... Bill Mantlo (born November 9,[1] 1951) is an American comic-book writer, primarily at Marvel Comics, and an attorney, best-known for his work on two licensed toy properties whose adventures occurred in the Marvel Universe: the Eagle Award-winning Micronauts and the long-running Rom. ... Mike Zeck in an American comic book illustrator. ... Jim Mooney (born 1919) is an American comic book artist best known as a Marvel Comics inker and Spider-Man artist, and as the signature artist of DC Comics Silver Age Supergirl. ... Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2, 1977. ... Steven Grant is a writer of comics who has worked for both Marvel and DC, as well as various independent companies. ... After his win in the final game of the 1980 Olympics, Craig searches the stands for his father. ... The Defenders are a Marvel Comics superhero group — usually presented as a non-team of individualistic outsiders each known for following their own agendas — that usually battles mystic and supernatural threats. ... Gene Colan (born September 1, 1926, the Bronx, New York City, New York) is an American comic book artist who sometimes worked under the name Adam Austin. ... Keith Pollard is an American comic book artist. ... Bill Sienkiewicz in Gijón, Spain. ...


A new ongoing series was then launched, titled Moon Knight, which also had writing by Doug Moench and art by Bill Sienkiewicz. During the early 1980s Moon Knight was one of the three "direct distribution only" Marvel titles, starting with issue #15. This series ended with issue #38. In 1985 there was a six-issue series called Moon Knight - Fist Of Khonshu. Then in 1989 Marc Spector: Moon Knight debuted. This ended in issue #60 (March 1994), written by Terry Kavanagh with art by Stephen Platt depicting his death. In 1992 Marc Spector: Moon Knight Special Edition #1 and Moon Knight: Divided We Fall were published, followed in January 1998 and January 1999 by two further four-issue limited series. A new Moon Knight ongoing series was launched in April 2006, written by Charlie Huston with art by David Finch. Terrence Terry Kavanagh is a American comic book editor and writer. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Charlie Huston is an American author of crime fiction. ... David Finch is a Canadian-born comic book artist who got his start working for Top Cow Productions. ...


Series

Ongoing Series

Title Issues Start Date End Date
Moon Knight (volume 1) 38 November 1980 July 1984
Moon Knight: Fist Of Khonshu (volume 2) 6 June 1985 December 1985
Marc Spector: Moon Knight (volume 3) 60 June 1989 March 1994
Moon Knight (volume 4) [11] June 2006 Ongoing

Limited Series

Title Issues Start Date End Date
Moon Knight: Resurrection War 4 January 1998 April 1998
Moon Knight: High Strangers 4 January 1999 April 1999

Specials / One-shots

Title Date
Marc Spector: Moon Knight Special Edition #01 November 1982
Marc Spector: Moon Knight Special Edition #02 December 1982
Marc Spector: Moon Knight Special Edition #03 January 1984
Moon Knight: Divided We Fall April 1992

Collected Editions

Title Date
Essential Moon Knight Vol. 1 TPB February 2006
Essential Moon Knight Vol. 2 TPB October 2007
Moon Knight Vol.1: The Bottom HC October 2006
Moon Knight Vol.1: The Bottom TPB August 2007
Moon Knight Vol.2: Midnight Sun Premiere HC December 2007

Fictional character biography

Origin

Moon Knight #1 Art by Bill Sienkiewicz.
Moon Knight #1
Art by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Marc Spector is an American rabbi's wayward son. As an adult, Spector spends time as a boxer, a U.S. Marine, and a mercenary. He becomes a skilled combatant and befriends the French pilot Jean-Paul DuChamp, whom he calls "Frenchie." While the pair work for the African mercenary Raoul Bushman in Egypt, the group stumble upon an archaeological dig whose crew includes Dr. Peter Alraune and his daughter Marlene. The dig had uncovered an ancient temple where artifacts included a statue of the Egyptian god Khonshu. Intent on looting the dig, Bushman kills Dr. Alraune. In response to Alraune's murder, Spector challenges Bushman to personal combat but is beaten nearly to death and left to die in the sub-zero temperatures of the desert night. Image File history File links Moon_knight_issue_1. ... Image File history File links Moon_knight_issue_1. ... Bill Sienkiewicz in Gijón, Spain. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... For the town in Italy, see Rabbi, Italy. ... For other uses, see Mercenary (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... Raoul Bushman is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Universe. ... For referencing in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Citing sources. ... Alraune - The Legend and Fiction (German for Mandrake) is the name given to a female character in fiction. ... Marlene Alraune is a fictional human character in the Marvel Universe. ... Khonshu is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe, based loosely on the Khonshu of Egyptian mythology. ...


Roaming Egyptians who worship the ancient Egyptian gods find Spector and carry him to their temple. Helpless before the statue of Khonshu, Spector's heart stops. Khonshu appears to him in a vision, offering Spector a second chance at life if he becomes the god's avatar on earth. Spector awakens, wraps himself with the silver shroud that covers Khonshu's statue, and again confronts Bushman. He defeats Bushman and returns to America with Marlene Alraune, Frenchie, and the statue of Khonshu. Deciding to become a crime-fighter, Spector creates a silver cloaked costume, based on the silver shroud, and becomes the Moon Knight. In religion, visions comprise inspirational renderings, generally of a future state and/or of a mythical being, and are believed (by followers of the religion) to come from a deity, directly or indirectly via prophets, and serve to inspire or prod believers as part of a revelation or an epiphany. ...


After his return to the United States, Spector invests the money that he had accumulated as a mercenary and develops a small fortune. To distance himself from his mercenary past he creates the identity of millionaire Steven Grant, using this identity to purchase a spacious estate. To remain in contact with the common man he also creates the identity of taxicab driver Jake Lockley. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ...


In his original appearance in Werewolf by Night #32, the Committee supplies Mark Spector (as spelled in the comic) with the name Moon Knight, his costume and weapons to hunt down Jack Russell. This ret-conned origin is explained away in Moon Knight #4 and is described as a ruse set up by Frenchie so that Marc can secretly infiltrate the Committee in an effort to shut it down. The Committee is a fictional organization in the Marvel Universe. ...


Fist of Khonshu

During the six-issue Fist of Khonshu mini-series, the cult of Khonshu telepathically summons Spector to Egypt. They give him a small arsenal of moon-themed projectile weaponry, such as throwing discs and crescent-shaped blades, originally designed by a time-traveling Hawkeye in ancient Egypt. Khonshu himself appears to Spector and enters his body, giving him superhuman strength which waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon. As the direct agent of Khonshu, he joins the West Coast Avengers, but at the cost of alienating Marlene and Frenchie. Moon Knight strikes up a relationship with Tigra that lasts for his remaining tenure on the team. Khonshu is eventually forcibly expelled from Spector's body by Daimon Hellstrom during a battle with the Phantom Rider. Moon Knight speaks directly to Khonshu, who explains that it is he and not Moon Knight that wanted to join the Avengers. Upon realizing this, Moon Knight declines his active status with the team. Reuniting with his friends, Moon Knight begins his career of adventuring anew. Although he dies in battle, he is resurrected by the statue of Khonshu. Telepathy, from the Greek τῆλε, tele, remote; and πάθεια, patheia, to be effected by, describes the hypothetical transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses. ... This article is about Earths moon. ... A disk or disc is anything that resembles a flattened cylinder in shape. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A blade is the flat part of a tool or weapon that normally has a cutting edge and/or pointed end typically made of a metal, most recently, steel intentionally used to cut, stab, slice, throw, thrust, or strike an animate or inainimate object. ... Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, a longtime member of the Avengers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The West Coast Avengers was a spin-off superhero team of the Avengers, as well as the title of their comic book series. ... For other uses, see Tigra (disambiguation). ... Daimon Hellstrom, also known as the Son of Satan and Hellstorm, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Marc Spector: Moon Knight

Marc Spector: Moon Knight #39Art by Gary Kwapisz.
Marc Spector: Moon Knight #39
Art by Gary Kwapisz.

After "Fist of Khonshu", a third Moon Knight volume was published. It was the longest-running series, lasting sixty issues before ending. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (400x607, 76 KB) This is the cover to Marvel Comics Marc Spector: Moon Knight #39. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (400x607, 76 KB) This is the cover to Marvel Comics Marc Spector: Moon Knight #39. ...


This volume introduces Moon Knight's teenage sidekick Jeff Wilde, also known as "Midnight." Wilde is actually the son of Midnight Man, a villain from the first volume. Midnight makes a few appearances until issue #24. Turned into a cyborg by the Secret Empire, Midnight is seemingly killed in the "Round Robin" story arc of Amazing Spider-Man, spanning issues #353-#358. Midnight Man is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... The Secret Empire is a fictional organization in the Marvel Universe. ...


In issue #37 while fighting with his brother Randal Spector over who is destined to carry the mantle of Moon Knight, Marc discovers Khonshu is not the god of vengeance but the god of justice.


Starting with issue #38, Moon Knight appears in adamantium armor rather than his Kevlar costume. In the comic storyline it is explained that Moon Knight needs the armor to hold his body together after being infected by the then-possessed Hobgoblin. The disease is revealed to be the villain known as Demogoblin trying to possess him. With the help of Dr. Strange and Mr. Fantastic, the Demogoblin parasite is removed. In issue #50, Moon Knight seemingly severs his ties to the Avengers by burning his membership ID card after being brought in by Thor to answer charges in regard to his illegal actions against Dr Doom. By the end of the series, Moon Knight is killed violently, sacrificing himself to save his loved ones from a computerized villain called Seth and his "Zero Hour" program. Adamantium is a fictional chemical substance and metal alloy in the Marvel comics universe. ... Demogoblin is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Doctor Strange is a sorcerer, featured in Marvel Comics. ... Mister Fantastic is a Marvel Comics superhero who is the leader of the Fantastic Four. ... The Avengers are a fictional superhero team appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. ...


Resurrection War

In 1998, writer Doug Moench, artist Tommy Edwards, and inker Robert Campanella brought the deceased hero back in a four-part mini series. In 1999, Moench and artist Mark Texeira worked together on another four-part series called "High Strangeness" which was nominated for the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan award for Favorite Limited Series. (The title of the story was mistakenly given as "High Strangers" on the covers of the limited series. The correct title of the story, "High Strangeness," appeared on the title page of each issue.) Doug Moench (born February 23, 1948) is an American comic book writer. ... Tommy Edwards (born 17 February 1922 - died 22 October 1969) was an American singer. ... Cover to Black Panther: The Client TPB. Art by Texeira. ... Comics Buyers Guide (CBG) is the longest-running periodical reporting on the comic book industry. ...


Minor appearances

In 2001 and 2002 Moon Knight joins the "Marvel Knights" non-team. After making a brief appearance in the "Avengers Disassembled" story-arc, he makes a minor return in the 2005 Marvel Team-Up miniseries, fighting alongside Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Punisher. Avengers Disassembled, referred to in some participating series as Disassembled, is a crossover event between several Marvel Comics series. ... Marvel Team-Up is the name of several comic book series published by Marvel Comics. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... The Punisher (Frank Castle) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero. ...


Moon Knight, volume 4

The first arc of the 2006 re-launch by writer Charlie Huston and penciller David Finch, titled "The Bottom," explores Marc Spector's return to crime-fighting following his self-imposed exile. His retirement comes after a brutal battle with Bushman. Although his body is broken after a tremendous fall, Moon Knight finally defeats Bushman by carving off his face with a crescent moon dart. The series highlights Spector's supposed spiritual connection to the moon god as well as his own psychologically damaged state of mind. After returning to his role as Moon Knight, Spector continually receives guidance by what he believes to be Khonshu in the form of a faceless Bushman. This storyline also updates Marc Spector's timeline, suggesting he fought in the Gulf War and that his time as a mercenary was during the 1990s. Charlie Huston is an American author of crime fiction. ... David Finch is a Canadian-born comic book artist who got his start working for Top Cow Productions. ... Raoul Bushman is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Universe. ...


In the second issue, Huston introduces the Profile, an amoral character analyst whom the Committee brings in to help them entrap Moon Knight. He escapes after the plan collapses, and later becomes a reluctant source of information for Spector himself. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


The next arc, "Midnight Sun," follows Moon Knight as he investigates a string of murders perpetrated by Midnight, his former sidekick. This arc also depicts Moon Knight's first contact with other Marvel heroes since his return, thus making those issues part of "Casualties of War." Spider-Man attempts to contact Moon Knight but is rebuked.[1] Captain America pays him a visit to deliver a warning and in return the two quarrel.[2] The Punisher and Moon Knight have a lengthy conversation both about the nature of their vigilantism and their shared past.[3] Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... This article is about the superhero. ... This article is about the Marvel Comics character. ...


Civil War/The Initiative

During the Civil War, Captain America visits Spector, advising him to stay out of the conflict because of Spector's past as a brutal vigilante. Spector reacts to Captain America's visit by calling the entire war a game of "capture the flag". Civil War is a Marvel Comics summer 2006 crossover event, based around a core limited series of the same name written by Mark Millar and penciled by Steve McNiven. ... This article is about the superhero. ...


Iron Man also investigates Moon Knight's activities by placing him under close surveillance. Finding his mental condition unstable, Iron Man decides that arresting Moon Knight under the Registration Act might make his mental instability worse. For the upcoming film and video game based on the superhero, see Iron Man (film) and Iron Man (video game). ...


Moon Knight is identified as one of the 142 registered superheroes appearing on the cover of Avengers: The Initiative #1. [4]


In issue #13, Moon Knight applies for registration, not wanting the law to keep him from his work. The law requires him to submit to a psychiatric exam. The psychiatrist controlling the exam, along with the government and Tony Stark, have no intention of granting Marc Spector approval for registration. After speaking with Spector's repressed alter egos Jake Lockley and Steven Grant, the psychiatrist begins the process of officially turning him down, suggesting possible future imprisonment. Spector breaks the doctor's will by speaking in the voice of Khonshu and pointing out the doctor's own antisocial tendencies, told to him by the Profile. The psychiatrist not only approves his application, but bows to worship him as well. However, later on, Marc meets The Profile with their dialogue suggesting that the personalities above were just an act to be approved for registration. This article is about Iron Man, the Marvel Comics superhero. ... In Egyptian mythology, Chons (alternately Khensu, Khons, Khonsu or Khonshu) is a lunar deity, and a son of Amun and Mut. ... Antisocial personality disorder (APD) is a personality disorder which is often characterised by antisocial and impulsive behaviour. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Character analysis

Moon Knight is often criticized as an ersatz Batman and the parallels are indeed apparent. Writer of the 2006 re-launch of Moon Knight, Charlie Huston attempted to answer these criticisms in an interview with Comixfan[1]. The interviewer noted that the comparison is not baseless, as both Moon Knight and the Dark Knight are wealthy, "normal" humans that use gadgetry to fight crime. Though not specifically mentioned by the interviewer, further comparisons may be drawn due to the two characters' specialized vehicles, use of themes in their gadgets, and use of fear to aid their fight against the criminal element. Ersatz is a German word literally meaning substitute or replacement. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Charlie Huston is an American author of crime fiction. ...


Huston accepted that the two characters had their extreme similarities, but went on to contrast the two by noting in particular differences in origin, motives, and personality. "Bruce Wayne", he said, "fights crime to avenge the murders of his parents", whereas Moon Knight "beats up whoever has it coming because he believes he is the avatar of the Egyptian god of vengeance and it helps him to feel better about all the people he killed when he was a mercenary." Thus, while Batman is motivated by vengeance for wrong done to his parents, Marc Spector primarily seeks redemption from crimes he committed in his mercenary past. Huston further notes that Bruce Wayne, Batman's alter ego, takes on other personalities merely to aid in his fight. However, Moon Knight has three alter egos which aid him as much in dealing with personal demons as fighting law-breakers, and which have taken a further psychological toll of causing multiple personality disorder. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), as defined by the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), is a mental condition whereby a single individual evidences two or more distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. ...


Powers and abilities

Over the course of his life as a U.S. Marine, boxer, mercenary, C.I.A. operative and costumed superhero, Marc Spector has become one of the finest hand-to-hand combatants in the world. He is an Olympic-level athlete and excels as a combat strategist. He employs a variety of weapons over the course of his career, including throwing darts and a truncheon. He is a superb driver and can pilot a helicopter. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... For other uses, see Mercenary (disambiguation). ... CIA, see CIA (disambiguation). ...

Promotional art of Moon Knight descending from the Mooncopter. Art by David Finch.
Promotional art of Moon Knight descending from the Mooncopter. Art by David Finch.

Moon Knight's strength, endurance and reflexes are enhanced depending upon the phases of the moon.[5] The fuller the moon, the more strength Moon Knight derives from it. Due to his multiple personalities, he is also resistant to some psychic attacks and sometimes receives prophetic visions. Image File history File links Moon_Knight_descending. ... Image File history File links Moon_Knight_descending. ... This is a list of fictional vehicles featured in Marvel Universe comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... David Finch is a Canadian-born comic book artist who got his start working for Top Cow Productions. ...


At one point, Moon Knight is given special weapons by the cult of Khonshu, including bolas, golden throwing crescent-darts shaped like scarabs, an ivory boomerang, throwing irons, and a golden club in the shape of an ankh that glowed in the presence of danger. These items are replaced with duplicate weapons crafted by Hawkeye. He later retires these items to his personal museum after abandoning the "Egyptian" motif in favor of updated versions of his original styled-gear, including a truncheon/staff/nunchucks combo, and a compound bow. Gaucho Bolas Bolas (from Spanish bola, ball, also known as boleadoras) are a throwing weapon made of weights on the ends of interconnected cords, designed to capture animals by entangling their legs. ... A scarab or scarab beetle may refer to: A beetle which belong to the family Scarabaeidae, or A dung beetle, especially the Scarabaeus sacer worshipped by the ancient Egyptians (an amulet made by that people in the shape of the species is also called a scarab). ... For other uses, see Ankh (disambiguation). ... Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, a longtime member of the Avengers. ...


During the third series, Moon Knight's silver-white costume includes adamantium, and he acquires an array of high-tech weaponry including an Adamantium staff, a truncheon capable of firing a cable line, and gauntlets that fire crescent darts. He has also been depicted using spiked knuckles, worn on the left hand. Adamantium is a fictional chemical substance and metal alloy in the Marvel comics universe. ...


For transportation, Moon Knight employs a variety of sophisticated aircraft. These include the Mooncopter and Angelwing, featuring VTOL (vertical take-off and landing), a rope ladder, and 20 mm cannons. This is a list of fictional vehicles featured in Marvel Universe comic books published by Marvel Comics. ...


Other versions

2099

The one-shot 2099: Manifest Destiny (Mar. 1998) introduced a female Marvel 2099 version of Moon Knight, fighting crime in the lunar city of Attilan. Manifest Destiny was the last comic published in Marvel's 2099 line and the character has not reappeared since. Her identity, abilities and motivations were never revealed. In the American comic book industry, the term one-shot is used to denote a pilot comic or a stand-alone story created to last as one issue. ... Marvel 2099 is a Marvel Comics imprint, begun in 1993, that explores one possible future of the Marvel Universe. ... Attilan is a fictional city in the Marvel Comics universe that houses the Inhumans which first appeared in Fantastic Four vol. ...


House Of M

Moon Knight appears in House of M as part of Luke Cage's Sapien Resistance against the House of Magnus (Magneto, Quicksilver, Polaris, and the Scarlet Witch), although he is not wearing his costume in this timeline. House of M was an eight-part comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005. ... Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man, is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Magneto (Eric Magnus Lensherr) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... For Quicksilver (DC Comics), see Max Mercury. ... Polaris (Lorna Dane) is a Marvel Comics superhero, a member of the X-Men. ... The Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, a mutant who was introduced as a super-villainess before reforming and becoming a superheroine early in her history. ...


He is also slated to reappear as one of Luke Cage's Avengers in the upcoming House of M: Avengers series.


Marvel Zombies

In Marvel Zombies, Moon Knight is one of the superheroes infected by the zombie plague. He is in his living form in the one shot issue, Marvel Zombies: Dead Days as part of the resistance organized by Nick Fury but presumably turned into one of the zombies in a later battle. In issue #5 of Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness, he is attacked by 'Deadites', reanimated versions of many of the dead humans. Wanting revenge, these Deadites seemingly tear Moon Knight apart. He presumably escapes, as he is seen in the first issue of the regular Marvel Zombies series, which is set after Army of Darkness. He is later killed by the Silver Surfer in self defense, when Moon Knight attempts to attack and devour the herald among the other Marvel Zombies. Marvel Zombies is a set of comic book miniseries published by Marvel Comics beginning in 2005. ... For the French hip hop artist, see Nikkfurie. ... Marvel Zombies vs. ... Marvel Zombies is a set of comic book miniseries published by Marvel Comics beginning in 2005. ... This article is about the comic book character. ...


Ultimate Moon Knight

Ultimate Moon Knight on the partial cover toUltimate Spider-Man #80Art by Mark Bagley.
Ultimate Moon Knight on the partial cover to
Ultimate Spider-Man #80
Art by Mark Bagley.

A former Navy Seal, Ultimate Moon Knight is the product of a failed Super Soldier experiment. Prior to becoming Moon Knight, he worked for the Roxxon Corporation as Paladin. It is also noted that he has a form of dissociative identity disorder. Within the comic, the "personalities" of Steven Grant, Marc Spector, Moon Knight, an unnamed red-headed little girl with no eyes, and Ronin interact through internal monologue. He lives with a woman he addresses as Marlene, although it is unclear what their relationship is. She displays knowledge of his Moon Knight identity. Image File history File links Usmmoonknight. ... Image File history File links Usmmoonknight. ... Bagleys cover for Ultimate Spider-Man #65. ... Paladin is a Marvel Comics character, a mercenary. ... Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), as defined by the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), is a mental condition whereby a single individual evidences two or more distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. ...


Ultimate Moon Knight first appears in Ultimate Spider-Man #79 during the Warriors story-arc. He is an active participant of a gang war waged by the Kingpin and newcomer Hammerhead. For the video game of the same title, see Ultimate Spider-Man (video game). ... The Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics villain who has battled many Marvel crime-fighters; most often Spider-Man, Daredevil and The Punisher. ... Hammerhead is a fictional character, a supervillain in publications from Marvel Comics. ...


During the battle, he is impaled by the assassin Elektra. Although gravely wounded, Moon Knight subdues Elektra with a moon-blade to her head before slipping into a coma. Upon waking up, Moon Knight escapes from custody and engages in a fight with the Punisher, Spider-Man, and Daredevil. After the battle, Daredevil invites Moon Knight to join an organization of super-heroes with the goal of bringing down the Kingpin. Elektra Natchios, usually known only by her first name Elektra, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Punisher (Frank Castle) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero. ... For the video game of the same title, see Ultimate Spider-Man (video game). ... For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ...


As part of this group, Spector adopts the identity of Ronin to infiltrate the Kingpin's ranks. The idea of turning 'Ronin' into the main persona is made by the Steven Grant and Marc Spector personalities, who oppose the Moon Knight persona and the concerns of the small girl persona. In doing so, they create a far more ruthless personality who the Kingpin would find suitable. Moon Knight himself is angered by this decision, but is seemingly destroyed by the Ronin personality. For other uses, see Ronin (comic). ...


The Kingpin discovers that Ronin is working for Daredevil and orders his execution. He survives, however, and after regaining consciousness goes to the police claiming that the Kingpin ordered his execution. This provides a charge for the police to arrest the Kingpin, but he has to reveal his secret identity for a charge to be placed. It also seems that the Moon Knight persona is still alive after the Ronin persona decides to wake him up.


Universe X

In Universe X, Moon Knight is locked in a never ending battle with the Sons of Set, over the statue of Khonshu. Earth X is a trilogy series published by Marvel Comics between May 1, 2002 and December 1, 2003, written primarily by Alex Ross as well as other notable authors such as Jim Krueger. ...


Collections

  • Essential Moon Knight Vol. 1 (collecting Werewolf By Night #32-33; Marvel Spotlight #28-29; Spectacular Spider-Man #22-23; Marvel Two-In-One #52; Hulk Magazine #11-15, 17-18, 20-21; Marvel Preview #21; Moon Knight #1-10. ISBN 0785120920)
  • Essential Moon Knight Vol. 2 (collecting Moon Knight #11-30. ISBN 978-0-78512729-1)
  • Moon Knight Vol.1: The Bottom Premier Hardcover (collecting Moon Knight volume 4, #1-6. ISBN 0-7851-2186-2)

In other media

Television

  • Marc Spector's name is briefly mentioned in the pilot episode of Blade: The Series (starring Kirk Jones). Spector is described as an expert in werewolves. Marc is also said to be a colleague of Professor Melvin Caylo, a specialist in vampires. The character of Spector did not appear in the series before it was cancelled.

A Moon Knight live-action television series from Marvel Studios and No Equal Entertainment was announced on October 25, 2006 [1] Categories: | | ... Kirk Jones (born November 3, 1973 in Mississauga, Toronto, Canada), alias Sticky Fingaz or Sticky, is an American rapper and actor, a member of hardcore Rap group Onyx. ...

Music

Philadelphia Lo-Fi artist Swimmingpool The Band (Link To MySpace) recorded a recent song called "Rob Reynolds, Marc Spector & Dwayne Taylor" (The Real Names of The Sentry, Moon Knight, and Night Thrasher respectively). It's featured on his Reverbnation page. The Sentry (Robert Bob Reynolds) is a fictional character, a comic book superhero who lives in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Night Thrasher is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, who first appeared in Thor #411 and was created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. ...


Video games

  • Moon Knight is one of the playable characters in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance voiced by Phil LaMarr. He is exclusive to the next-gen versions of the game but unlockable with a patch in the PC version. His costumes include his classic, Ultimate, and Khonshu costume.
  • In the Ultimate Spider-Man video game, while racing against the Human Torch, Spider-man will taunt his opponent by saying "Moon Knight is faster than you!"

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Action figures

Moon Knight has had four figure renditions over the years (five including a variant in the most recent figure). The first figure was an exclusive mail-away figure in the "Marvel Gold" Line. It was a simple figure based off of a ToyBiz base sculpt, with a thin latex-like cape and belt (reminiscent of the costume style employed by artist Stephen Platt). The figure was painted white, with a black head. Moon Knight's Second figure was from the 10" Marvel Universe Line. This figure was a repaint of a base sculpt (used for spider-man, daredevil, and many others) and included a cloth cape. The figure was painted white, had yellow arm bands, and a black head. More recently Moon Knight has been included in the Marvel Select line from Diamond Select Toys. This version of the figure comes with a rubber cape, rubber crescent dart accessories, as well as a Khonshu Statue. The figure is painted a Greyish color, with a black head, white arm bands and boots. Moon Knight has also appeared in a recent series of the Marvel Legends line. This figure is painted black, with white gloves, boots, and cape. It comes with both a nunchuck and staff accessory, and its cape is made of rubber as well. It also has a printed cardboard background. This figure also had a rare variant version. The variant was identical in that the costume was shiny silver instead of red. Marvel Select is a line of action figures based on heroes from the Marvel Universe. ... This article is about the action figure line of Marvel characters. ...


Pop culture references

  • In the episode "Cheat is On" of the television sitcom Grounded for Life, Eddie is reading Moon Knight #5 and #6.
  • In one of the episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, RZA (member of the Wu-Tang Clan) is interviewed about his new book The Wu-Tang Manual in which he explains one of his chapters on comics, Moon Knight is mentioned as being an influential character for RZA growing up reading comics.
  • In the "Abra-Catastrophy" episode of the animated television series The Fairly OddParents, Timmy Turner dons Santa Claus' Sack and resembles Moon Knight.
  • Dave Zabriskie, professional bicycle rider, was asked in an interview on Velonews.com, before stage 8 of the 2007 Tour de France, the question: "If you could choose to be any superhero, which one would you be?" His answer in typical Zabriskie fashion was "Moon Knight".

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References

  1. ^ Moon Knight, volume 4, #7
  2. ^ Moon Knight, volume 4, #8
  3. ^ Moon Knight, volume 4, #10
  4. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #1 Character Map
  5. ^ Marvel Spotlight #28
  • "Charlie Huston: Shining Light on Moon Knight", Comixfan, Aug. 17, 2005.

External links

  • Marvel
  • Comic Foundry - The Conversation: Doug Moench + Charlie Huston
  • Moon Knight Fan

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