else, the gadgets are a bit much. The original
weapons were at least introduced and consistent
vs. the bottomless utility belt approach we have
now. Bushman coming back was a wasted opportunity
as he didn't really do much. As cliche as it is,
he should have done something personal to Moon
Knight; get the supporting cast involved. If the
new readers needed introduced to him, i thought
the inclusion of Moon Knight v1 1 was good
enough. I don't think giving a character a push
means jack if it's done the way marvel has been
doing it lately: I'm digging Secret Avengers, but
this and the cross over aspect just makes the
comic stand on it's own less and less. Part of
the appeal to me about the 4th volume was that it
was one of two marvel titles i was getting and it
still worked. None of this new stuff seems to
work without buying more comics to get the
context. I don't mind bringing in back issue
continuity, but the way marvel handles the
"lesser" properties is by making them add-ons to
people currently buying other marvels while
making them a horrible place to jump in for the
new reader. Secondly as far as the push is
concerned: a real marketing push is giving the
title a big name creative team, at least starting
out! If shock and awe was Jason Aaron and Ryp, or
someone of that caliber, then moved on to Hurwitz
they could have acquired more new readers in the
beginning when it matters. If the creative team
changes in the future to a bigger name, it won't
grow the readership as much. They are doing the
opposite of what a "push" actually means, they
are putting the character into a bigger title
with a high profile writer so the logical way
people are going to migrate is from Hurwitz to
Brubaker, stripping readers from the MK brand.
Sorry about the wordiness, but the way marvel is
trying to spin this is complete double talk.
: the gadgets aren't just getting out of hand,
: they are getting a little ridiculous, i
: mean, wrist parachutes? (guilty pleasure, i
: did enjoy the moon sword.) my greatest fear
: is someone will think bringing back elements
: of MS:MK would be a good idea, such as that
: hellbent crap from issues 55-60.(shudder) I
: would like to see a return of classic rogues
: such as stained glass scarlet and morpheus,
: villans that defined our favorite hero.
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: I personally really did not like the idea of
: the armour, but it does make sense
: considering he does not believe in Khonshu
: any more.
: I did enjoy Shock and Awe, and the TPB came
: in the mail today, however, after that
: Vengeance seemed forced into things; the
: Deadpool mini-arc, Spider-man/Secret
: Avengers team-ups, and no actual further
: developments, despite the fact that those
: issues did show that Hurwitz was getting an
: even stronger handle on Moon Knight and was
: foreshadowing upcoming events, however being
: put in those scenarios was nowhere near as
: important as it would have been if it had
: actually been a Moon Knight arc going on.
: And, I agree that Bushman should have stayed
: dead, it was one of the key components of
: the Huston/Benson era.
: I want to see the return of Stained Glass
: Scarlet or even the addition of the Zapata
: Brothers to his supporting cast.
: And about whay you mentioned, it seems that
: the gadget nonsense is certainly not helping
: the 'Moon Knight is not Bat-man' arguement.
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