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(Uproxx)   Warren Ellis is writing a new Moon Knight series, can have subbie's wallet and take what he needs   (uproxx.com) divider line 31
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2013-11-25 12:57:09 PM  
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2013-11-25 01:33:47 PM  
elcuartomundo.com
 
2013-11-25 02:18:01 PM  
What the hell is Warren Ellis gonna do with 4 bucks, a half full Sub Club card and a nine year old condom?
 
2013-11-25 02:41:35 PM  
Isn't this like the 1,428th time that Moon Knight has been given his own series? I like the character (especially the schizophrenia aspect), but Marvel needs to give up trying make him a solo star. Keep Marc in a team book - his best years were with the West Coast Avengers.
 
2013-11-25 02:59:54 PM  
I've never understood the appeal of Moon Knight.
 
2013-11-25 03:05:04 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks Ellis is overrated?
 
2013-11-25 03:32:18 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: his best years were with the West Coast Avengers.


I have the entire run of WCA sitting in a box in my Dad's garage which is a long ass flight away. Even thought they are fairly beat up (I got most of them from a comics store that was clearing out back issues cheap one time) and I have a ton of comics there, they are one box I really wish I had. I would really like to read them again.
 
2013-11-25 03:32:50 PM  
Moon Knight is the same as the Creeper for publishing. Every few years, someone decides that there must be a new Moon Knight or a new Creeper series and they just do the origin story all over again. Both Moon Knight and the Creeper were given double origin stories in the late 90s to 00s when both already didn't need one. If it's another origin story, it might as well already be cancelled.
 
2013-11-25 03:33:07 PM  

foo monkey: I've never understood the appeal of Moon Knight.


He's a poor man's Batman.  Basically, Ellis will give this a shot, but the character, in a word, sucks.  He's also derivative.  Like the Punisher, there's only so many things you can do with him.
 
2013-11-25 04:02:01 PM  

mechgreg: FuryOfFirestorm: his best years were with the West Coast Avengers.

I have the entire run of WCA sitting in a box in my Dad's garage which is a long ass flight away. Even thought they are fairly beat up (I got most of them from a comics store that was clearing out back issues cheap one time) and I have a ton of comics there, they are one box I really wish I had. I would really like to read them again.


I have most of the first 2 years of the WBC run, give or take a few issues. I got it on eBay for like $10 back in 2001. There are a few trade backpack collections of early WBC, if you just want to read the stories without dealing with hunting down back issues. Try InStockTrades.com - they have a ton of TPBs at discounts of 60% to 80% off. I recently scored the Showcase collection of Batman and The Outsiders for just $5 (In perfect condition too!). Good luck!

PS-The Cross Time Caper from issues 17-24 is a classic that still holds up today. I wish Marvel gave more love to Firebird and kept her and The Thing on the team.
 
2013-11-25 04:09:16 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: foo monkey: I've never understood the appeal of Moon Knight.

He's a poor man's  Marvel's Batman.  Basically, Ellis will give this a shot, but the character, in a word, sucks.  He's also derivative.  Like the Punisher, there's only so many things you can do with him.


Marvel, and to some extent DC, has a long history of creating stand-in characters from the competition; partially to thumb their noses, partially because the two companies share so many writers and artists over the years.

Hawkeye= Green Arrow
Mockingbird=Black Canary
Squadron Supreme=JLA
Hyperion=Superman
Power Princess=Wonder Woman
Quasar & Nova Corps=Green Lantern

Guardian=Captain America
Hank Henshaw=Reed Richards
Cyborg=Deathlok
Darkseid=Thanos

Also Impossible Man=Mr. Mxyzptlk, but in canon it's the same character switching between universes (another reason why John Byrne is awesome)
 
2013-11-25 04:27:57 PM  
Moonlight Knight?

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-25 04:33:36 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: whizbangthedirtfarmer: foo monkey: I've never understood the appeal of Moon Knight.

He's a poor man's  Marvel's Batman.  Basically, Ellis will give this a shot, but the character, in a word, sucks.  He's also derivative.  Like the Punisher, there's only so many things you can do with him.

Marvel, and to some extent DC, has a long history of creating stand-in characters from the competition; partially to thumb their noses, partially because the two companies share so many writers and artists over the years.

Hawkeye= Green Arrow
Mockingbird=Black Canary
Squadron Supreme=JLA
Hyperion=Superman
Power Princess=Wonder Woman
Quasar & Nova Corps=Green Lantern

Guardian=Captain America
Hank Henshaw=Reed Richards
Cyborg=Deathlok
Darkseid=Thanos

Also Impossible Man=Mr. Mxyzptlk, but in canon it's the same character switching between universes (another reason why John Byrne is awesome)


The parallels between Man-Thing and Swamp Thing, as well as The X-Men and Doom Patrol is super eerie.

Don't forget to add Deathstroke the Terminator = Deadpool to that list.
 
2013-11-25 05:54:32 PM  
Is this the mercenary Moon Knight or the semi-mystical Moon Knight?
 
2013-11-25 05:57:18 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: RoyFokker'sGhost: whizbangthedirtfarmer: foo monkey: I've never understood the appeal of Moon Knight.

He's a poor man's  Marvel's Batman.  Basically, Ellis will give this a shot, but the character, in a word, sucks.  He's also derivative.  Like the Punisher, there's only so many things you can do with him.

Marvel, and to some extent DC, has a long history of creating stand-in characters from the competition; partially to thumb their noses, partially because the two companies share so many writers and artists over the years.

Hawkeye= Green Arrow
Mockingbird=Black Canary
Squadron Supreme=JLA
Hyperion=Superman
Power Princess=Wonder Woman
Quasar & Nova Corps=Green Lantern

Guardian=Captain America
Hank Henshaw=Reed Richards
Cyborg=Deathlok
Darkseid=Thanos

Also Impossible Man=Mr. Mxyzptlk, but in canon it's the same character switching between universes (another reason why John Byrne is awesome)

The parallels between Man-Thing and Swamp Thing, as well as The X-Men and Doom Patrol is super eerie.

Don't forget to add Deathstroke the Terminator = Deadpool to that list.


I purposely ignore anything shat out by Rob Liefeld. It goes without saying that he doesn't create as much as consume and recycle out his arse after slapping on puches, guns, and codpieces.
 
2013-11-25 07:04:08 PM  
I was going to post a valuable comment, but instead i'm going to spend the next few hours re-reading freakangels.
 
2013-11-25 09:41:00 PM  

Iggie: Moonlight Knight?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 350x447]


The Knights of the Green Shield stamp and shout.
 
2013-11-25 10:30:08 PM  
Give me a sequel to FreakAngels, Warren.
 
2013-11-25 11:17:56 PM  
All the Moon Knight remakes are basically attempts to recreate what Marvel had going for a little while with the original series, particularly when it became one of first direct-to-comic-stores series.

Doug Moench wrote good, compact stories in the old one-issue format.

But the draw was watching Bill Sienkiewicz turn, over the course of a couple of years, from an almost perfect clone of Neal Adams into Bill Sienkiewicz. I love Sienkiewicz' Moon Knight run -- his Moon Knight issues, Golden's Micronauts and Chaykin's insane American Flagg first dozen issues were my favorites when I was a kid.

For a good comparison of the 80's story telling style with twenty years ago, try Moon Knight #26 ("Hit it") and then the Bendis/Mack Daredevil 16-19 which take four issues to more or less tell the same story.
 
2013-11-25 11:39:27 PM  
I like BOTH those things!
 
2013-11-26 12:04:40 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: He's a poor man's Batman.


Basically, he's Batman without the billions of dollars. Which makes him cooler.

/seriously, Batman has always sucked
 
2013-11-26 12:16:05 AM  
Warren Ellis will start a a Moon Knight series but will eventually lose interest.  There will be three, four, six months between issues, and then someone else will take over the book.
 
2013-11-26 12:23:17 AM  
Here's my money, Uncle Warren.  Thanks!
 
2013-11-26 12:27:43 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: whizbangthedirtfarmer: He's a poor man's Batman.

Basically, he's Batman without the billions of dollars. Which makes him cooler.

/seriously, Batman has always sucked


Yeah, Moon Knight merely a millionaire crime fighter.

A millionaire.
 
2013-11-26 01:19:47 AM  

FuryOfFirestorm: RoyFokker'sGhost: whizbangthedirtfarmer: foo monkey: I've never understood the appeal of Moon Knight.

He's a poor man's  Marvel's Batman.  Basically, Ellis will give this a shot, but the character, in a word, sucks.  He's also derivative.  Like the Punisher, there's only so many things you can do with him.

Marvel, and to some extent DC, has a long history of creating stand-in characters from the competition; partially to thumb their noses, partially because the two companies share so many writers and artists over the years.

Hawkeye= Green Arrow
Mockingbird=Black Canary
Squadron Supreme=JLA
Hyperion=Superman
Power Princess=Wonder Woman
Quasar & Nova Corps=Green Lantern

Guardian=Captain America
Hank Henshaw=Reed Richards
Cyborg=Deathlok
Darkseid=Thanos

Also Impossible Man=Mr. Mxyzptlk, but in canon it's the same character switching between universes (another reason why John Byrne is awesome)

The parallels between Man-Thing and Swamp Thing, as well as The X-Men and Doom Patrol is super eerie.

Don't forget to add Deathstroke the Terminator = Deadpool to that list.


How about Marvel's Nightmare = Neil Gaiman's Sandman (Morpheus, not Daniel)?

As for Superman, Marvel also has Gladiator, but you could more consider him the pre-Crisis Superboy even though he was clearly an adult, because his first appearance was as part of the original version of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, in which they were very clearly parodying the Legion of Super-Heroes (in their next appearance during the Dark Phœnix saga, new characters were added who were not LSH analogues to more obscure this, but look at them in their first appearances during the D'kenn / M'krann Crystal saga). The Starjammers likewise appear to be based on the Fatal Five. Anyway, despite being visibly an alien, Gladiator visually resembles Superman far more than Hyperion does, in both facial features and costume.

Marvel finally did have a Gladiator vs. Hyperion battle.

Back during the DC/Marvel universe-wide reader-voted combat that led to the Amalgam Universe miniseries co-published by both, the battle I really wanted was She-Hulk (as written by Byrne) vs. Animal Man (as written by Morrison). See if you can figure out why those two.
 
2013-11-26 01:50:38 AM  

Doc Batarang: ArcadianRefugee: whizbangthedirtfarmer: He's a poor man's Batman.

Basically, he's Batman without the billions of dollars. Which makes him cooler.

/seriously, Batman has always sucked

Yeah, Moon Knight merely a millionaire crime fighter.

A millionaire.


/[thats_the_joke.jpg]
//Batman sucks nonetheless
 
2013-11-26 02:54:36 AM  

Larofeticus: I was going to post a valuable comment, but instead i'm going to spend the next few hours re-reading freakangels.


I love Ellis so I picked up the first trade of that one. For some reason it didn't grab me. Does it get better?
 
2013-11-26 06:22:23 AM  

COMALite J: Back during the DC/Marvel universe-wide reader-voted combat that led to the Amalgam Universe miniseries co-published by both, the battle I really wanted was She-Hulk (as written by Byrne) vs. Animal Man (as written by Morrison). See if you can figure out why those two.


Because both characters would occasionally break the fourth wall and address the reader directly.
 
2013-11-26 08:59:07 AM  

FuryOfFirestorm: COMALite J: Back during the DC/Marvel universe-wide reader-voted combat that led to the Amalgam Universe miniseries co-published by both, the battle I really wanted was She-Hulk (as written by Byrne) vs. Animal Man (as written by Morrison). See if you can figure out why those two.

Because both characters would occasionally break the fourth wall and address the reader directly.


Make it a three-way fight with Deadpool and nothing would ever get done.

My favorite Moon Knight was from back in the day. I don't remember the comic or the circumstance but he was in some kind of alien battle arena with other heroes being forced to fight. He gets put in a ring with a giant battle robot and is basically going "Uh... this is a little out of my league". Until he looks up, realizes that there are like four moons overhead (and evidently being mystically powered or just farking crazy) he proceeds to tear the robot apart with his bare hands while laughing maniacally.
 
2013-11-26 10:42:34 AM  

Bandito King: My favorite Moon Knight was from back in the day. I don't remember the comic or the circumstance but he was in some kind of alien battle arena with other heroes being forced to fight. He gets put in a ring with a giant battle robot and is basically going "Uh... this is a little out of my league". Until he looks up, realizes that there are like four moons overhead (and evidently being mystically powered or just farking crazy) he proceeds to tear the robot apart with his bare hands while laughing maniacally.


That sounds pretty damn cool, actually.
 
2013-11-26 03:56:38 PM  
I'm looking forward to it. If they get back to the gritty, street level stories that Moench used to write, it'll be quality. I'm intrigued by the whole "cured of his D.I.D." thing. The Jake/Steven/Marc trichotomy was what made him unique. I wasn't crazy about the Bendis/Maleev run - if your main character wants to be other characters, why should I care about Moon Knight? I'll just read Spider-Man, Wolverine or Captain America comics. Thankfully they seem to move back to regular old Moon Knight here :)
 
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