Marvel officially unveils the death of Moon Knight.
On July 17, Marvel Comics announced the upcoming death of a fan-favorite character in writer Jed MacKay and artist Allesandro Cappuccio’s upcoming “The Last Days of Moon Knight” storyline. Set to run from Moon Knight #28 through Moon Knight #30, “The Last Days of Moon Knight” will pit the titular hero against the latest villain to take up the mantle of Black Spectre.
JED MACKAY (W) ALESSANDRO CAPPUCCIO (A) Main cover art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA On sale Oct. 18
MacKay explained the scope of “The Last Days of Moon Knight,” giving fans an idea of how dire things are slated to become for the Fist of Khonshu. “Almost all the pieces are now on the board. On one side, Moon Knight and his allies in the Midnight Mission, and on the other, the Black Spectre, his creatures, and his plan for New York,” MacKay said. “We’ve been building towards this confrontation since #19, and starting with MOON KNIGHT #28, Moon Knight and the Black Spectre go to war. It’s not just a question of victory, but survival itself. The Midnight Mission is already cloaked in the black of mourning…”
The first Black Spectre, Carson Knowles, was introduced in the pages of 1982’s Moon Knight #25 by creators Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz. Following a series of devastating events including the death of his son, Carson lost control when he was accosted by a mugger and killed his attacker. This instilled Carson with a desire to destroy the city he felt had spurned him, and as such he embarked upon a second life as the armored Black Spectre. Though Carson was defeated in his early endeavors, he returned to continue his reign of terror at the height of the post-Civil War 50 State Initiative, only to be defeated by Moon Knight once more, albeit in a lethal fashion.
The second Black Spectre, Ryan Trent, first appeared in 2014’s Moon Knight #1 by writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shalvey as a member of the NYPD who took on Carson’s old mantle in the hopes of usurping Moon Knight’s place as the city’s foremost vigilante hero. This set Ryan out on a horrifying series of crimes in a bid to draw Moon Knight’s attention, which he was ultimately successful in doing to his own detriment. While Ryan survived his encounter with Moon Knight, there has so far been no indication as to whether he or Carson have anything to do with the latest iteration of Black Spectre who has arrived on the scene to try and ruin Moon Knight’s life.
Moon Knight #28 is written by Jed MacKay with art by Alessandro Cappuccio and main cover art by Stephen Segovia. Moon Knight #28 goes on sale Oct. 18 from Marvel Comics.
Source: Marvel Comics
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