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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 09:31 AM

The origin of Superheroes: Moon Knight


Moon Knight (Marc Spector) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Doug Moench and artist Don Perlin, the character first appeared in Werewolf by Night #32 (August 1975).

Moon Knight was ranked by Wizard magazine as the 149th greatest comic book character of all time.[1] IGN also listed Moon Knight as the 89th greatest comic book character, stating that the Moon Knight is more or less the concept of what would happen if the Batman were to suffer a multiple personality disorder[2] and as #49 on their list of the "Top 50 Avengers".[3]

In 2019, it was announced that Moon Knight would appear in his own upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ series Moon Knight.[citation needed]

The character debuted in Werewolf by Night #32 (August 1975), written by Doug Moench with art by Don Perlin, as a villain hired by the Committee to capture the title character for them in a two-part story continuing in #33. He finds out that the Committee wanted to use him as a weapon and helps the Werewolf escape, briefly fighting alongside him. Moon Knight later returned in the form of a demonic apparition taking on his appearance in #37 (March 1976) to battle the Werewolf once again. Editors Marv Wolfman and Len Wein liked the character, prompting them to grant him a solo spot in Marvel Spotlight #2829 (June/August 1976),[4] again written by Doug Moench with art by Don Perlin. The story, along with the Bill Mantlo-penned Spectacular Spider-Man #22 and #23 (September/October 1978), recast Moon Knight as a hero and his villainous first appearance as a cover to infiltrate the Committee. Subsequent appearances came in Marvel Two-in-One #52, written by Steven Grant with art by Jim Craig and The Defenders #4751, which had him briefly join the Defenders during their war against the Zodiac Cartel.

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