Moon Knight comics
Marc Spector's career has followed a violent path, from being a heavyweight boxer, then a marine, then a CIA agent, then a Mercenary soldier. This life of violence finally caught up with him when he apparently died in the desert after falling out with his mercenary group. Found unconscious and dragged into an abandoned tomb, His supposedly lifeless body lay slumped in the shadow of the statue of Konshu, an ancient Lunar God. It is at this point that opinions diverge as to what happened next. Spector believes he was resurrected by Konshu to act as his warrior of vengeance, while others hold that Spector roused from unconsciousness having had a complete psychotic break and hallucinated a divine experience. The facts are uncertain, though it is certainly true that from this point onwards Spector's mental state was to become increasingly unstable.
Moon Knight is a skilled fighter and athlete, who uses the wealth he accrued during his blood soaked mercenary years to provide armour, weapons and exotic vehicles which he uses to pursue criminals. He has used many different types of weapons over the years, from moon themed throwing stars to more standard issue batons and staffs. He has had various cars, helicopters and gliders, and he is able to glide short distances using his cloak, which when opened fully resembles a crescent moon.
Moon knight the character has often been likened (somewhat critally) to Batman, and to an extent this is true; both are wealthy men without overt powers who use gadgets and detective work to fight crime. However the most interesting aspect of Moon Knight, and the thing which sets him apart from other characters is his long standing struggle with mental instability.
Moon knight has adopted different 'secret identities' over the years, initially to help him blend in and move through different parts of society: Steve Grant, millionaire philanthropist and Jake Lockley, down to earth taxi driver. This is a common thing for detective characters to do, however rather than simply masquerade as a character Marc Spector instead developed separate identities, and separate personalities which began to fight and attempt to control and suppress each other. Over the years different personalities have held sway at different times, and even when Spector consciously abandoned them (during a period when he was trying to be more a part of the superhero community)his problems continued and he began to hold imaginary conversations with other heroes, which his mind had conjured up.
Marc Spector hears voices; he hallucinates people who are not there; he believes he has a mission, and that he knows things others do not; he claims his thoughts and actions are being controlled by a mighty alien force which which drives him to commit sometimes terrible acts of violence. Marc Spector shows all the signs of classic unmedicated schizophrenia, and as such he is the only character in comics today who is both a hero and technically insane. This is easily the most interesting thing about the character, and when skilled writers in the most recent runs have focused on this aspect the results have been both thoughtful and interesting stories, with more to offer than the standard superhero stories.
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41 series |
Mercenary Mark Spector served on the southern border of Egypt, until one fine day his life changed forever. What was the origin of the hero? What happened to Mark? See how the Moon Knight appeared!
6 series |
He was a soldier. Was a mercenary. The killer. And then he was a hero. Mark Spector once jumped from the roofs, straightening his cloak to meet the night, and fell on the streets and bad people downstairs. Bringing pain. Bringing retribution. Doing all this in the name of his lord Honshu. God of Vengeance. The God of the Moon. He took the name of
4 series |
He was a hero. He had everything, and even more. There was a friend. There was a mistress. There was a life you could only read about in legends. But that was many years ago. Before he lost a friend. I lost my love. I lost my god. I lost myself. More is no longer a hero. Just a man. Just a person sitting alone in the room. Remembering when it all
4 series |
Abandoned to die near the Egyptian temple, mentally unbalanced mercenary Mark Spector believed that he had been resurrected by the ancient deity Honshu to become his incarnation on Earth. At nightfall, Spector dresses in Khonshu's mantle, eradicating the darkness, like the Moon Knight.
31 series |
Mark Spector appeared in Los Angeles as a producer and author of the idea of a super popular TV show "Legends of Honshu". Being a Lunar Knight, he intercepted Iltrone's illegal transfer of the robot body. It is not known who was behind all this, but the Moon Knight barely got out alive from the fierce battle.
12 series |
Mark Spector is a madman. Once he died, but Khonsu - the Egyptian god of the moon - brought him back to life. And now Mark became his avatar - Moon Knight, protecting the night travelers. But is everything so good?
17 series |
The seventh volume of the adventures of the Lunar Knight - a hero with a splitting of personalities. Or not? Let me introduce: Mark Spector, he's Jake Lockley, he's Steven Grant and, most importantly, the Moon Knight. A mentally ill person, fighting for justice at night. But is he really sick?
14 series |
A new ongoing about the Moon Knight will find something to surprise you. The story, written by Jeff Lemir and illustrated yet little-known, but high-profile artist Greg Smallwood, managed to gain many rave reviews and comments. Madness in a good way is how you can characterize this series. At the moment, five issues have already been translated,