Kyle wrote:There are things I like about Moon Knight. He has a cool costume, his origin story is interesting -- though I prefer the original origin to the retcon -- and his supporting cast is well defined. He's a better Marvel Batman than Night Hawk.
I think that his supporting cast has always been one of his biggest downfalls: They are well defined but dull. Take Marlene for instance.... She's literally the same character now that she was when she was introduced in November 1980... 33 years with out as much as a change in hair style is a little to silly.
Kyle wrote:Unfortunately, he doesn't have a strong rogues gallery, and I think a lot of writers feel hindered by the multiple personality thing.
Funny you should mention that because those are two of the big things i would do something about if i had creative control. Firstly Moon Knight gets a new rogues gallery... Because frankly he completely lacks for any villain worth still using, including Bushman. An that multiple personalities, may actually be insane thing would go.
Kyle wrote:Marvel could do interesting things with the character, but I wouldn't hold my breath. After the last few attempts, I think the character probably has enough stigma attached that it will be a while before he gets a new solo series. So, until they decide to do another MARVEL KNIGHTS team book, I can't see him getting much exposure.
I know what you mean. My idea for it was essentially a creative relaunch, rather then a reboot. Mark is flying back to New York after the events at the end of the Bendis run in his private plane when he starts to bleed from the ears & goes into a seizure. The pilot lands the plane, gets Mark medical assistance & mark is rushed to surgery... Its discovered he has a piece of cermamic lodged in his brain.... It gets taken out using bleeding edge experimental super hero world technology... All this revealed in flashbacks as the series progressess. Another flashback would be to Mark clear headed renouncing Konshu... An with that i have got rid of that stupid "is he insane, or is konshu real" argument, while not answering the question.
but it turns out all is not well in fictional city & as Mark recovers he see's that fictional city needs a hero much more then NY does & he takes back the mantle of a hero, minus Konshu, the insanity, or the extreme crippling violence. He also resets up Mark Spector as a real person, with actual business interests, now that he is clear headed for the first time in almost a decade.
The overarching story would about the machinations of a Lex Luthor type business man, who rules fictional city by the Golden Rule: He who has the money makes the rules. He wants not just power, but super power, obsessed with having super powers... To the point where he is even experimenting with MGH, trying to stabilise its properties (think Norman Osborn in the start of Ultimate Spiderman, but with Lex Luthors breadth of interest).
An yeah, i would totally ditch the past supporting cast & the past villains: Time for a clean sweep on those. Many of the villains would be new villains, made specifically for the title, many of whom could be hired mercenaries, specialists equiped by said Lex Osborne pastiche & even unwilling MGH test subjects (think the Big Bang out of Milestone comics).
But most of all, the book would have to stand on its own: No cross overs to try to improve sales out of a poorly written series. It would be Hawkman volume 4, or Green Arrow volume 3.... A stand alone title, telling a story about a character that is not considered important to the rest of the universe, but in there own corner they are king... Perfectly suited to the villains there situation creates.
As for power set direction, i would go with the Vengeance of the Moon Knight direction: Tech over brutality. But i would certainly want a redesign of pretty much all of it.... An no more Mark pulling out silly archaic weapons with the word Moon tacked on... Because the Moon-Bow was silly.
In many ways my Moon-Knight is similiar to the Batman out of "The Batman" cartoon... Not the original Animated DCU version, but the one that came out a bit later: The version with the "Batwave Technology."
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