I liked the idea of moving to LA... until I heard Marlene and Frenchie weren't coming as well... and Marc was going to be a movie producer or something.
Movie producer? yeah, some front for crime fighting...
And multiple personalities of other heroes?
And the other heroes watch Marc mimick themselves?
Is it even Marc any more, or is it Marc/Spidey/Wolverine?
I don't see how he will pretend to have their superpowers. It doesn't really make any logical sense to have a super hero act out parts of other super heroes. We buy Moon Knight to get Moon Knight... not a MK that acts like Spiderman or something. I don't know how to respond to this. I still wait with held breath to see how it turns out... but so far, it isn't looking that great. I don't really like the villain choices he had. They seem like generic type villains that fought other heroes and would make no real impact on MK. Idk about that LA kingpin... it comes off to me as a cheap plot gimick, but who knows, it may be interesting.
I miss the pulpy, gritty psychological feel of Huston and Benson's book. The whole Shadowland thing kind of killed it for me... sorry for ranting, but it doesn't seem like this relaunch (compared to any other MK relaunch) is going to do much good. I hate how many times MK has been relaunched, it is getting annoying, and each time they relaunch it, I feel like its getting worse and worse anyway, as if the writers seem to try to appeal to a wide variety of comic book readers, by either having MK be a goody two shoe Avenger (who hardly shows up in Secret Avengers anyway) or a hero that takes on other hero's personalities. It doesn't seem fresh like the way The Bottom reinvented Moon Knight. THAT Moon Knight felt like something apart from the average hero, with a complex and depressing inner mind that we could see, instead of someone who simply saves the day over and over again.
The writers should be appealing to the fan base, and not average readers that dislike gritty and psychological/supernatural comics. Just my two cents.
This should probably go in another thread, but I really approved of that article that was written that "Comics that you should own." The author went into the religious fanatisism and mystery of the supernatural vs. psychotic inner conflicts. THAT is the moon knight I would love to read, not one where Bendis just forgets about Khonshu and Marlene and Frenchie and other important characteristics of MK.
I'll just wait and see how it turns out. A little disappointed, but this is the comics industry, and that is bound to happen I suppose. You can't appeal to everybody.
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