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    Max Bemis proves that he is an excellent comics writer.

    He found a clever way to include the Elders Gods, Nun (the Demiurge), Neith (Gaea) and Ra (the Demogorge) into the Moon Knight subverse without contradiction.

    Apparently, Khonshu works for Neith (Gaea), his grandmother.

    The only thing totally left unexplained is that Marc "killed" Khonshu's spirit at the ending of Jeff Lemire's story and, obviously, Marc & Khonshu are pals again.

    Max Bemis explained on Twitter that Lemire's story happened from start to finish in the head of Marc Spector and the illusions were all part of Marc's therapy and were the result of Dr. Emmett's hypnotic treatments ... but, so far, it isn't in the story.

    I am fine with Lemire's story being an illusion (because, otherwhile, it is nearly impossible to understand what exactly happened to Marc) but it would have been better if the explanation had been more explicit.

    I have the feeling that Max Bemis' story is directly linked to Warren Ellis' story and, in between, we don't know if Wood & Bunn's stories were included in the illusions or not.

    In my opinion, Max Bemis is the first writer who really tries to use what Warren Ellis had in mind for the book : Moon Knight is the expert of weird cases happening during night and he is an efficient superhero.

    It is also gore, like in Charlie Huston's stories.

    The dark humor also reminds me Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon when they were working on Hellblazer and Preacher.

    Also, the story implies that Ra/Demogorge, as the son of the Demiurge, has become the Cathar Rex Mundi and that he is the God of fanatics, whereas Neith/Gaea would be the God of tolerant people, which is another way to say that even in monotheistic religions, God isn't the same for everyone !

Never realized (potential) connection to Demogorge and Demiurge. Interesting post.


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    Max Bemis'story reminds me the 1990s DC-Vertigo stories which is a good thing.

    Even more so than Hellstorm & Hannibal King, Marc Spector has become the equivalent of John Constantine in the Marvel Universe.

Hmm... really?



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I miss you, Dan. I miss you, Dad. I miss you, Dan.
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    Quote:
    Never realized (potential) connection to Demogorge and Demiurge. Interesting post.


Many thanks, I realized it when I read the Cthulhu joke & when I remembered how the Demogorge looked in previous books.


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    Hmm... really?

They seem to be very different characters but, just like John Constantine, Moon Knight is the character who deals with street-level weird cases. \:\-\)

Daimon Hellstrom & Hannibal King are closer to John Constantine in terms of external appearance & behaviour but they are not as important recurring characters as Moon Knight. More often than not, they appear as guest-stars in other books.


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