Bendis’ Moon Knight Cancelled With #12; Timelord Was Right



While we await the official Marvel Solicits for April, which come out tomorrow, a few of the solicits have made their way on to the web via a retailer website.

Notable is the solicit for Moon Knight #12, which reads in part:

The Conclusion Of Marvel’s Maddest Mercenary Moon Knight Is Here! After All He’s Been Through, Will There Be Anything Left Of The One-Man Avenger?

Update: Bendis confirms the cancellation on the BendisBoards, and says that he was only signed on for 12 issues:

i look at it as a 12 issue maxi series that kicked incredible ass!!  which was what me and alex were hired to do. i do wish it sold better and i do wish it was continuing with another team. but i wish that about every comic on earth. 
but i am grateful we got to do our entire 12 issues. when you get to 12 you’ll see we got to tell our entire story uninterrupted which is very nice. and for you guys that supported it you’ll have a nice whole thing.
as for me and alex, back to scarlet!

If I do recall, our very own Timelord touched upon this back in Feb ‘011 while Marvel was placing Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy on “hiatus”:

Here’s a taste:

You know what makes me mad?  You know what makes me so angry I feel like getting down on all fours and fighting a rabid Pit Bull for a bone?  The way Marvel Editorial has treated the cosmic fan community.
So recently, we’ve gotten news of yet another attempt to lure the Bat-fans to Marvel with a Bendis version of Moon Knight.  How many chances has MK been given to catch fire now?  I’ve lost count.  He guest stars constantly, gets promoted way more than his sales warrant, has a place in the blazing hot best selling Secret Avengers – and no sooner does one of his ongoings fail miserably than he’s given another one.  Now don’t get me wrong – I like MK.  I’m just saying, “Where’s the parity for cosmic?”

I also seem to recall this is the reason Bendis banned the CBN twitter account from following him.