Announced by the LA Times today – just in time for Thought Bubble, bless ’em – is the news that Marvel will be launching a new Moon Knight series next year with writer Warren Ellis, artist Declan Shalvey, and colourist Jordie Bellaire.
A ground level series focusing on “weird crime”, Ellis describes the appeal of the character as:
The man is demented in more interesting ways than I think Batman ever was. [His] cape is actually a crescent moon and he goes out only at night and dresses in reflective white so you can see him coming. Now that’s nuts…. I like that.
Moon Knight has appeared in a number of critically-acclaimed solo titles over the last few years, from creators including Charlie Huston, Alex Maleev, Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch. He’s a popular – although cult classic, not best-seller – character, and one editor Steve Wacker seems to have a special affection for.
The new series will move Marc Spector back to New York, away from the lights of LA.
Issue #1 will be out in 2014.