Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.
If there is one character that Sammy Younan has been dying to do an episode on, it’s Moon Knight. This week we satisfy that desire by bringing you our look back on the 2014, 6 issue run of Moon Knight written by Warren Ellis with artwork from Declan Shalvey. This series debuted shortly after the Brian Michael Bendis/Alex Maleev comic wrapped up and it did a great job of doing something different with the character. There are those that feel that Moon Knight is just a poor man’s Batman. Instead of hiding from this, Ellis leans into the fact by creating the “Mr. Knight” persona, a new personality in Moon Knight’s mind. Mr. Knight is a great detective who secretly works with the New York police department to solve unusual cases. It’s the stand out addition to Moon Knight’s character from this short run from Ellis and Shalvey.
Listen as Andrew and Sammy go over the finer points of this series as well as talk about Marvel’s problematic marketing practices. Fans are tired of constant relaunches and new number ones. Moon Knight’s popularity might be affected by this style of publishing. Another reason for this could just be the character has a niche fan base. Take a listen to the latest Back Issue Bloodbath.
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