By Jim Beard
SHADOWLAND: MOON KNIGHT, a three-issue limited series beginning in August, explores the mysterious moon man's connection not only with the war that rages in the streets of New York, but also with himself.
"For a reason we don't yet know, Daredevil's gunning for Moon Knight," says writer Gregg Hurwitz of the story's kickoff. "So as Daredevil's plan gets put in motion, Moon Knight's going to get pulled into action from the other side. We're looking at a helluva collision between these two sides."
Part of what's explored in the series involves the relationship between these two heroes and the grave portent of Moon Knight crossing a line when they meet in the Shadowland.
|SHADOWLAND: MOON KNIGHT #1 cover|
"I will promise you this: you're going to see that line crossed. And you'll know it when you see it."
A major aspect of Moon Knight's mystique revolves around his connection with the Egyptian god Khonshu. Hurwitz vows that strange tie will be examined in SHADOWLAND: MOON KNIGHT as will their arrangement going forward.
"He's been dismissive of Khonshu [lately], able to corral him and keep him in his place," he notes. "But Khonshu's been growing in power for a while now. Starting to exert his influence over Jake and make demands. And worse, some pretty serious threats. In this event, we're going to see those threats come to fruition."
|Shadowland teaser art|
"SHADOWLAND: MOON KNIGHT is going to pick up exactly where VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT leaves off. I'm picking up all those threads laid down and weaving them into this big event."
Artist Bong Dazo aids Hurwitz in the series' production, and the writer couldn't be more pleased to be working alongside him.
"He's got the scope for it, for sure," Hurwitz says of Dazo. "And a good sense of fun. So the visuals are going to play big and bad-a perfect complement to the trials and tribulations I'm putting our boy Moon Knight through!"
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