The only Moench comics I actually read outside of MK are Batman comics. From the few I read, it didn't seem like he was comfortable writing the character. A good example is that five issue mini-series Batman Unseen, that came out a while back, just seemed like a boring read to me.
I don't know why, but it just seemed like he didn't have the enthusiasm to write it.
: Huston is okay, but he barely carries a torch
: to Moench. In addition, while Frank Miller
: is considered by many to be the father of
: the noir-influence that touched the
: street-based characters that were all the
: rage in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it
: was really the writing of Moench that set up
: Miller's success. Don't believe me...read
: the first appearance of MK in Werewolf and
: the entire first series, as well as his run
: on Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu. After you
: are done, compare the dates of those books
: with Miller's writing and you will see that
: Moench is the true father of the genre, not
: Miller, (whose work by the way, I love). I
: just wanted to point out that Moench does
: not get his props. If you look at the style
: of stories told by Moench surrounding MK in
: Werewolf, Marvel Premiere, Rampaging Hulk,
: and finally his first solo series, they were
: more like what Miller would go on to do with
: Daredevil from 80-83 and Batman in the late
: 1980s. The rub...most of Moench's stories
: occurred before or at the same time as
: Miller, but were under the radar because
: Shang-Chi was an obscure character and MK
: was in magazine form or a direct-only book
: when it became solo, not a newsstand book
: like DD was. Exposure was not as high as DD
: and as a result, Moench does not get the
: credit he deserves in helping create the
: All the pundits like to compare MK to Batman
: by stating that he is the poor man's version
: of Batman. I like to offer a different
: opinion...Batman's origins may have been set
: in the crime noir-style of the late 1930s
: and early 1940s, but in the 60s, 70s, and
: early 80s he was nothing but camp. MK was
: what Batman WAS SUPPOSED TO BE. Bats was
: not the tough, hard-edged character of the
: Miller run in the late 1980s and the Moench
: run in the late 1980s and mid 1990s that we
: like to associate with in the movies.
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: Huston. Without him nothing else exists
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: Who do you guys think is the best Moon
: writer of the group?
: And why?
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