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Subj: An excellent issue
Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 at 01:17:11 pm EST (Viewed 130 times)
Reply Subj: Moon Knight #191: This is a job for... Zombie Babysitter!
Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 at 07:47:06 pm EST (Viewed 128 times)
Quote:Does anyone see any (canon) problems or contradictions with it?
On the contrary
I originally thought that the Ra of Moon Knight would be different from the Ra previously seen in Marvel comics.
I was totally wrong.
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 !
Max Bemis'story also reminds me 1990s series such as Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol & Animal Man 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.