Marvel Killing Off Moon Knight

This January sees a relaunch and a new costume from Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappuccio.

This January sees a relaunch and a new costume from Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappuccio.

Marvel Killing Off Moon Knight

Marvel Comics is killing off Moon Knight which will be followed by another relaunch for the character and a new costume.

The details include Marc Spector’s dramatic final moments will play out in Moon Knight #28-30, but at the start of the new year, Moon Knight enters its next phase in Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1.

There are already fan theories that only the Marc Spector persona is getting killed off, as there are multiple personalities, but more than one comment has theorized Marvel is killing off Moon Knight and that Layla will become the new version.

Checking out the art below, which actually looks really cool, it doesn’t seem as if Layla will become the new Moon Knight, so maybe it’s another one of Marc Spector’s personalities. announced the following and revealed the cover and art:

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VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #1 cover by David Finch

Over the course of 30 issues, MacKay and Cappuccio have revitalized the Moon Knight mythos with the introduction of a new fist of Khonshu, Hunter’s Moon; the return of Moon Knight’s archenemy, Black Spectre; and an exciting new calling for Marc Spector at the Midnight Mission! Now, this blockbuster run reaches an explosive turning point as the pieces fall into place for Moon Knight’s ultimate demise.

When the dust settles, a new avatar of Khonshu’s wrath will awaken! Complete with a new look and an unquenchable thirst for battle, this mysterious new Moon Knight emerges to take Marc’s place in VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT—a deadlier Lunar Legionnaire for the dark times ahead! 

Clad in the black of mourning, the Midnight Mission remains! But who is left to keep the faith? And how have they been changed by the Black Spectre’s master stroke? The next chapter of MOON KNIGHT starts here as the congregants of the Midnight Mission pick up the pieces and carry on the mission… and find themselves faced with a mysterious new enemy in eerily familiar vestments.

“MOON KNIGHT may be dying, but VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT rises, clawing itself from the grave!” MacKay said. “We’re thrilled to bring the next chapter of this saga to uneasy life as the Midnight Mission reels from a recent loss… and yet, Moon Knight still stalks the night time streets? Despite the apocalyptic events of MOON KNIGHT #28-30, we have plenty left to tell in the story of the Moon Knight, and I’m excited for readers to join us!”

“Working with Tom [Brevoort] and Jed is one of the most natural things I’ve ever done, we are in perfect sync and I hope our relationship lasts much longer,” Cappuccio added. “This new Moon Knight cycle will hold several surprises for readers and I look forward to being able to show them to you in the coming months.”

Explaining the new design, Cappuccio said, “We needed a new black suit in this series, so here we are! For the design, I took inspiration from ancient Egyptian banded armor while trying to stay true to the mood of the character. I replaced the classic batons with similar weapons that are reminiscent of the flowers of the Nile as depicted in the hieroglyphics. He is a new Moon Knight in both appearance and spirit and needed a change of look to suit the situation as you will see!”

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Written by JED MACKAY
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