Marvel announces the inevitable resurrection of the soon to be dead Moon Knight in the pages of a new series, Vengeance of the Moon Knight. The series, which relaunches the title with continuing creative team Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappuccio, picks up after the events of Moon Knight #28-30. Vengeance of the Moon Knight launches January 2024 with a new costume designed by Cappuccio and covers by David Finch.
MacKay and Cappuccio have resurrected, revamped, and rehabilitated core elements of the Moon Knight lore throughout their 30 issue run. They’ve also introduced new elements to the canon, like the other Fist of Khonshu Hunter’s Moon, and a new balance of power between Werewolves and the avatars of the moon god. In more recent issues, they also twisted the rules of resurrection for the avatars, limited revivals as long as Khonshu is still chained up.
In the press release for the new series, MacKay discussed the new status quo:
“MOON KNIGHT may be dying, but VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT rises, clawing itself from the grave! 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!”
The cycle of rebirth also brings a new opportunity for a Moon Knight redesign, as a new version of the hero picks up the ethos of the Midnight Mission. Cappuccio provided the new costume, which plays up the darker elements of the typically white costume, giving the new suit a sense of inverse to the standard outfit.
Cappuccio described the thought process behind the new design, stating:
“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!”
The new design, along with Finch’s cover for Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 can be seen below:
VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #1
Written by JED MACKAY
Art by ALESSANDRO CAPPUCCIO
Cover by DAVID FINCH
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The Moon Enters a New Cycle in VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT
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