By Jim Beard
The oncoming Heroic Age shines its silvery light on the hero known as Moon Knight this June, leading him down a bold, new path. We checked in with VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT scribe Gregg Hurwitz for a peek behind the veil of secrecy surrounding this shocking new era for the moon-eyed man of mystery.
"We've got some great stuff coming up," promises Hurwitz. "Moon Knight vs Deadpool. A Moon Knight power team-up with a cornerstone character from the Marvel Universe. And the return of Khonshu. This time, he's out for even more blood."
Moon Knight's psyche encompasses several personalities beyond his original, Marc Spector, but it's his Jake Lockley identity currently driving the bus. Hurwitz catches us up on the goings-on within the hero's head as the Heroic Age dawns:
|VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #7 cover by Mike Choi|
The character's struggle with his inner turmoil and the outward challenges of his public perception continue in VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT, so the question of Jake's outlook on the role of a hero will arise. What does the term mean to Moon Knight and how would he react to its application?
"He would sneer and fly off to knock the heads together of more bad guys," Hurwitz says. "He doesn't care so much about the title-it's just everyone else who can't stop talking about his new role in the Marvel Universe. He sees himself as holding together right now and doing what's right. But he also knows what a challenge it will be to maintain his sanity."
|VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #8 cover by Bryan Hitch|
"The tone will shift for a few episodes where I go old-school with some broad Marvel adventures and fun," he teases. "Then I'm gonna dial it back to dark and intense with another longer arc."
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