The last time the enigmatic hero Moon Knight was seen was in the pages of Avengers during the “Age of Khonshu” story arc. On Wednesday, Marvel Comics announced his return with Moon Knight #1, written by Black Cat writer Jed MacKay with art by Alessandro Cappuccio, known for his work on Boom Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
According to the synopsis from Marvel:
“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.”
Ever since his first appearance in Werewolf by Night #32, the character known as Moon Knight has stood out amongst the characters of the Marvel Universe due to his birth in Egyptian mythology and, more recently, the focus on the psychological complexities of a character who deals with multiple personalities. With a new TV series planned for Disney+ in the next year or two, fans of the character have been awaiting his return to a regular series. They now get it from Jed MacKay, who spins off the “Age of Khonshu” story arc from Jason Aaron in Avengers.
“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 a statement. “In the wake of his disastrous attempt to take over the world in the “Age of Khonshu,” Marc Spector 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…”
“Debuting in Marvel Comics with one of my favorite characters is a dream come true,” said Cappuccio in the statement. “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.”
This July, Moon Knight's mission is justice. 🌙 pic.twitter.com/uvbvi4gPTi
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) April 7, 2021
Moon Knight #1 releases on July 7th in comic shops and digitially.