Thursday, April 14, 2011

Key Issues - Moon Knight

Marvel Spotlight #28, Don Perlin cover
Because I'm being bombarded with teasers and promotions in damn near every Marvel book for the new Moon Knight series, I thought I should put together a Moon Knight key issues list.  The new Bendis and Maleev series starts in May and I must say I'm not very excited about it.  I love MK but I'm not a fan of Bendis and the premise I've heard so far doesn't sound that great to me.

If you're not familiar with MK, he's a former mercenary named Marc Spector who is brought back to life by Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon.  He was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin as an adversary for Werewolf By Night.  Some great artists worked on MK over the years including Perlin, Bill Sienkiewicz, and David Finch.

Werewolf By Night #32:  1st appearance of Moon Knight

Marvel Spotlight #28:  1st Moon Knight solo story, 1st appearance of Marlene
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Moon Knight #1:  Origin of Moon Knight, 1st appearance of Bushman, 1st appearance of Khonshu.  Marc Spector dies for the first time.

Moon Knight #3:  1st appearance of Midnight Man

Moon Knight #12:  1st appearance of Morpheus

Moon Knight #14:  1st appearance of Stained Glass Scarlet

Moon Knight #25:  1st appearance of Black Spectre

Moon Knight #29 - 30:  Moon Knight fights and later teams up with Werewolf by Night.

The West Coast Avengers #21:  Moon Knight joins the West Coast Avengers.

Marc Spector: Moon Knight #4:  1st appearance of Moon Knight's sidekick, Jeff Wilde (Midnight)

Cover by
David Finch,
Danny Miki
Marc Spector: Moon Knight#10:  1st appearance of Keith Kraft (The Ringer)

Amazing Spider-Man #354 - 358:  Parts 2 through 6 of the "Round Robin" story where Moon Knight and other heroes face his former sidekick, Midnight, whose been turned into a cyborg by the Secret Empire.

Marc Spector: Moon Knight #35:  1st Randall Spector (Shadowknight, Hatchet-killer) because Chuck Dixon retconned him.  In Doug Moench continuity his 1st appearance would be in The Hulk! magazine #16.

Marc Spector: Moon Knight #50:  Moon Knight quits the Avengers.

Marc Spector: Moon Knight #60:  Marc Spector dies again.

Moon Knight: High Strangers #1 - 4:  In a limited series that was actually titled "High Strangeness", Moon Knight takes on the CIA.  It won a Comic Buyers Guide fan award for Favorite Limited Series.

Moon Knight Vol 3 #2:  1st appearance of The Profile.  Moon Knight kills Bushman.

Moon Knight Vol 3 #12:  Moon Knight kills his former sidekick Midnight.

Moon Knight Vol 3 #19:  Moon Knight kills Black Spectre.

Vengeance of Moon Knight #10:  Moon Knight joins the Secret Avengers.

1 comment:

  1. Moon Knight my favorite! Although I'm not too hot on the premise for his ongoing now that you told me..oh well. Bring on some Moon Knight!