Moon Knight is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, the character first appeared in Werewolf by Night #32. Moon Knight will appear in an upcoming Disney+ television series, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
About Moon Knight in brief
Moon Knight is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, the character first appeared in Werewolf by Night #32. Moon Knight will appear in an upcoming Disney+ television series, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the comics, Marc Spector is a former boxer, Marine, CIA operative, and mercenary, who found himself near death after being betrayed by his employer, Raoul Bushman. As he lay dying, Spector was approached by the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, who offered him a second chance at life in exchange for becoming his avatar on Earth. Upon his return to the United States, he invested the money that he had accumulated as a mercenary to make a fortune, and became the crimefighter Moon Knight. He also created multiple identities, most notably that of millionaire Steven Grant, to distance himself from his mercenary past, and of taxicab driver Jake Lockley, to remain in contact with the street and criminal element. The character was ranked by Wizard magazine as the 149th-greatest comic book character of all time. IGN also listed Moon Knight as the 89th- greatest comic books character, stating that Moon Knight is more or less the concept of what would happen if Batman were to suffer from Dissociative identity disorder, and as #49 on their list of the \”Top 50 Avengers\”. The character has made appearances in various forms of media outside of comics, including animated series and video games.
He has also appeared in a mini-series, Moon Knight: Fist of the Fist, established by Alan Zelenetz and Chris Warner, that established a six-issue mini series that established Moon Knight’s relationship with the Fist of The Fist of Khonsu. The series was canceled after the final issue, though it continued to contribute covers until the final issues of the series in 1985. He is also the inspiration for the character Shadow Knight, who was created by Bill Sienkiewicz in the early 1990s and later appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #52, written by Steven Grant with art by Jim Craig and The Defenders #47–51, which had him briefly join the Defenders during their war against the Zodiac Cartel. He appeared as a villain in a two-part story continuing in #33. He later returned in the form of a demonic apparition taking on his appearance in #37 to battle the Werewolf once again. He was also featured in a backup strip in Hulk! Magazine #11–15, #17–18, and #20 as well as a black and white story in the magazine publication Marvel Preview #21. The Hulk backups and Marvel Preview issue provided Moon Knight with a partial origin story and introduced one of his most notable recurring villains: Randall Spector, who would later become Shadow Knight. Early sales of the book were good for Marvel, as issue #15, moving the title from newsstand distribution and making it one of its flagship titles.