I'm not saying I definitively believe Marc is dying. I'm just making wild leaps of the imagination.
The way I see it, Marvel has given Moon Knight a few years and multiple titles to become a breakout star in their universe. For whatever reasons, that hasn't really happened. True, he's been making a lot of good cameos in other books, but I think that's more a byproduct of Marvel pushing the character to increase recognition than it is a result of popularity. I hope I'm wrong about that.
Anyway, it isn't entirely out of the question that Moon Knight's little run with Ultron is really just a prelude to Bendis' upcoming Age of Ultron or the Secret Avengers upcoming story arc involving Adaptoids and other robotic threats. If that's the case, Moon Knight could be killed as a way to both end Marvel's MK pitch and usher in the new storylines. Once again, this is nothing I'm absolutely convinced is happening. They're just thoughts bouncing around in my brain. For instance, I've a thought that Echo might temporarily fill in for Marc if he dies or gets injured. She's got the ability to mimic his fighting styles and it wouldn't be the first time she's worn tights. I don't really see that happening either, but it's a thought.
As to whether or not Marc would come back from being dead, I'm aware that's kind of his schtick. However, I'm concerned that if he does die, it will end the series. Marvel might revive the character, but that doesn't mean they'll revive the book.
Whatever happens, it's nice to have a conversation about it with people who seem to really like the character.
--Previous Message-- : I don't think Moon Knight is going to be : killed off in issue #9. : : Don't read too much into the missing picture : from the cover of an upcoming Secret : Avengers comic. The Secret Avengers have : been been shown as guest stars in other : books (Avengers titles, Hulk, Fear Itself). : Sometimes Moon Knight is shown on the cover : of the issue and sometimes he isn't. On a : couple of occasions, Moon Knight has been : shown with the other Secret Avengers on the : cover of a comic and then not even appeared : in the comic itself. The Secret Avengers are : a dynamic team. The character appearances : are selected based on the mission, and not : every member is needed for every situation. : : If you look at that cover again, War Machine : is not on the cover either. And I wouldn't : draw the conclusion that War Machine would : be dead or off the team either. : : - khonshu : : --Previous Message-- : : Bendis and Bagely have a new book out : BRILLIANT doubt he will be putting much : effort into MK now! Now that bendis has : taken MK in a direction with avengers as his : alter egos I think its to late for someone : to bring MK back to where he belongs with : Jake-Mac-Steven without another reboot. In : essence he has pretty much cut off any : different direction for another writer to : go.Only conclusion is to take him out with a : bang!Hope I'm wrong. : --Previous Message-- : (sorry - that was not super-clear. It could : be Marc who dies in the MK series and maybe : someone else will take up the mantle. But : taking MK out of SA may or may not be : significant because they're not doing too : much with him. In fact, his appearance in : Dark Wolverine was cooler, in my view, than : almost anything he's done in SA) : : --Previous Message-- : Well, who could die? Buck, Marlene, Echo or : Marc. I don't think there's another : character in there who matters unless it's : one of Marc's voices. It could be Marc, but : if we're honest they're not using him well : at all in Secret Avengers, so his : disappearance won't matter much. In fact, : apart from Steve, none of them matter. It : also crossed my mind that maybe someone else : will take up the mantle if Marc dies. : : I think this series is really growing and : I'm just hoping it picks up some new readers : so that it gets some longevity. : : --Previous Message-- : I sincerely hope not... I just read issue #7 : and (overall) it was decidedly quite : enjoyable. Please don't cancel the series... : It's just starting to grow on me! : : I haven't been reading Secret Avengers : really anyway since the conclusion of the : first arc. It didn't feature MK enough, and : I am a poor college student and can't afford : the luxury of reading a series simply for : cameo appearances. : : --Previous Message-- : : : A proposed cover to Secret Avengers #23 : featuring new members Venom, Hawkeye and : Giant Man with no sign of Moon Knight. : Marvel's press release for the issue also : mentions a death in the team. Considering a : death is scheduled for MK #9, is this : foretelling of Moon Knight's demise? : : : : : : : : : : :