A Possible Relapse

When I was a kid, I read DC comics, mostly — apart from Star Wars and Micronauts from Marvel.

Then, as I moved into pre-teen and teen years, I became much more of a Marvel reader — X-Men, Daredevil, Alpha Flight, Moon Knight, Wolverine, New Mutants, etc. They seemed more “realistic” to me, as dopey as that sounds now. No fake cities — New York rather than Metropolis. Powers born of genetic mutation, etc.

During my adult re-entry into being a regular comics reader, I have stuck more with the archetypal icons of DC, and the neo-retro independent titles like Astro City. They seem more mythic, and maybe that’s what I want.

My Marvel reading has been limited to trade paperback collections of Marvel’s Ultimate line…mostly because it was a stand-alone re-invention of the continuity, and often reinterpreted stuff I had read in my Marvel days.

However, I was just looking at something that might make me start buying a monthly Marvel title again:

Marvel is re-launching Moon Knight, and has an 11-page preview on their website.

The best lines?

“I told him that I don’t wear white to hide myself.

I wear it so they’ll see me coming.

So they’ll know who it is.

‘Cause when they see the white, it doesn’t matter how good a target I am. Their hands shake so bad, they couldn’t hit the moon.

But I never told him the other reason. I never told him that a Priest doesn’t change the color of his investments to suit himself…..No, he wears them proudly.”

That’s just nifty. The art kicks butt too:

7 Replies to “A Possible Relapse”

  1. I got the first issue. It’s gorgeous, of course, and the end has me intrigued enough to get the next one, definitely. But then I’ve always liked Moon Knight.

  2. I’ve been a fan of Moon Knight for a long time, too, but as an anti-fan (is that even a word?) of Marvel, I couldn’t bring myself to buy the book. I wanted to, but . . . I just couldn’t do it . . . I pick up Exiles from Marvel, and that’s enough for me, thank you.

    Besides, you KNOW Marvel is going to put out a trade paperback collecting this, so if I feel so compelled, I’ll pick it up that way.

    Nice preview, though . . . Definitely . . . 11 pages . . . That’s nearly half the first issue, isn’t it? But, yet, they charge full price for issue #1, which is made up of 11 pages we’ve already seen for free . . .

  3. Have you also seen Essential Moon Knight? (Released, no doubt, in anticipation of this re-launch.) Picked that up recently and, man, is it a blast from the past.

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