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Subj: I Don't Think He's Very Interesting
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 at 02:09:50 pm CDT
Reply Subj: Why Has Moon Knight been Hard to Sell?
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 04:25:20 pm CDT

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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? >:-|

...and Yes, there are too many 'Batman'-like associations: he's also a 'dark knight of vengenence' who swings around cities at night and throws 'bat-a-rang' style gizmos, and also uses a helicopter, as Batman as done. The only major superficial difference is that Batman is blue/black and Moon Knight is white/grey, and that Batman has pointed ears on his hood. They booth use similarly-styled 'bat clubs.'

Also, his history is too convoluted. The Moon Knight we saw in West Coast Avengers hardly seems like the same character in the present title. That one was largely oafish and 'thick,' almost cartoonish, and now he's portrayed as some kind of uber-badass. To me, it just doesn't wash, even though I give Marvel a lot of credit for trying to make him viable. Bringing him back in a team book first would have been a better start for a MK revival.

I read the first four issue and wasn't sold in the least. Too dark, too grim and gritty (or faux-G&G), too 'urban angst and neo-noirish' for my taste. For me, it was 'instantly forgettable,' as they say.

If I were Marvel, I'd clarify the Khonshu connection/powers once and finally, and the madness, and then go from there.

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