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Subj: lack of a simple premise hurts the character
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 07:48:38 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Why Has Moon Knight been Hard to Sell?
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 05:25:20 pm EDT
Ex-mercanary, Egyptian god/resurrections, multiple identities...all this makes for a hard one to two sentence sell of the character. Often the most appealing characters are the simple ones.
Let's face it-Moon Knight is not a character you can sum up briefly. I'm sure this has turned off people to the character. When I was younger I had no interest in Moon Knight but my friend did. I read those Moench/Sienkiwicz tales at his house and got interested for a brief time-mostly due to Werewolf by Night being in the book, an old favorite of mine. Still, I never quite "got" what Moon Knight was all about and Marc Spector never appealed to me as a character.
I agree that he has potential and have heard good things about the current series, but I have no desire to check it out. The character just doesn't exude excitement IMO. If he is to stay a "street-level" character then I'd minimize the mystical influence, dump the multiple identities, and give him a decent arch-enemy.
> He's got a great costume, great name, is a street vigilante and yet has consistently failed to catch on...
> Is it the actual Marc Spector/Steven Knight character(s), his lack of an interesting private identity or just poor writing?
> Any thoughts? >:-|