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Subj: Re: I Want To Read This And Check It Out. Would You Recommend The Previous Runs?
Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 at 03:43:21 am EST (Viewed 62 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I Want To Read This And Check It Out. Would You Recommend The Previous Runs?
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 at 01:07:11 pm EST (Viewed 56 times)



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    I heard/read that the Warren Ellis run is VERY good


Most enjoyable book that I've read in a long time.
It is very much written in the style of Warren Ellis while at the same time being totally different from his previous works.
It is one of the most simple books that I've read while at the same time, being so pure & so perfect that nothing can be added to make it better.
I think of it as the pulp version of Moon Knight. He is redefined as the ultimate detective/vigilante (occult, thriller, noir, horror ...).
The split personalities of Moon Knight (Spector, Grant, Lockley, Khonshu) are not an handicap, they are an unique asset.
It also gives Moon Knight again a purpose & a mission.

At the same time, Ellis only provided to Marvel what could have become a new direction to the character. It is only a premise, not a full storyline.


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    but the following runs after are supposed to be good as well.

They are well-written and they are interesting but I was hoping for a different direction after Ellis.


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    From what I read as well, the run before this one pretty much wrote an ending to Moon Knight.


Lemire's "Inception" story is well-written.

It is not an ending for Moon Knight per se but yes, it provided what could have been a huge change for Marc Spector as a conclusion ...

Except that I think that said conclusion (= back to basics, going back to Doug Moench's character without Khonshu) was not such a great idea.

The new run seems to undo the conclusion of the previous run, fortunately and Khonshu might be back sooner than what could have been expected.


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    I liked a lot of what I read of the Charlie Huston run, I didn't care as much for the Bendis run (It was pretty much his Daredevil story done over again.).


IMO, the stories of both Charlie Huston & BMB were the clay that Warren Ellis used to define the "definitive" Moon Knight. Before that, Moon Knight didn't have so many voices in his head.

I think that Warren Ellis' greatest idea is that Moon Knight is different from anybody else because he is lunatic.
His lunacy isn't an handicap but an asset which makes him a unique superhero (just like Grant Morrison's Crazy Jane & the Joker in Arkham Asylum A Serious House on Serious Earth).
On the contrary, Jeff Lemire showed that Marc Spector's brain was much more conflicted than the Warren Ellis version.


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    Also, do you know the status of Werewolf By Night? Thanks.

Most of the time in comics limbo, except when he is a guest star in other titles.


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