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History of Moon Knight – a Just in Time overview

It’s the night I’ve been waiting for, seemingly forever. Moon Knight debuts on Disney+ today, and we’re talking about Moon Knight through the decades in comics. Who is Moon Knight, what are his origins, powers, and secrets? We discuss all of this and more on the latest Casual Comics Cast.

Coming up on the next show – what was his best costume. My vote? Moon Knight classic! (seen above)

I’ll be back this weekend to post a full update – for those who prefer to read the details, but in this episode, we focus on the core of the character.

What really makes Moon Knight, well… “Moon Knight”? By the end of this show, we’ve got a pretty good top-5 list of the things that are so central to the character that any show failing to touch on those elements isn’t really an accurate representation.

For instance, the above panel may not be Moon Knight canon

But, the exciting thing we discovered in reading these books is just how flexible the character is and how different writers have emphasized different facets of Moon Knight to create compelling stories that are completely different in tone and style.

Whether you haven’t watched the show yet and are looking for some background, or you’ve already started in on the series and want to explore further, this is the episode of the Casual Comics Cast you’re looking for!

Books we discuss are:

  • Werewolf by Night #32 (1975) – First Appearance of Moon Knight
  • Moon Knight #1 (1980) – First solo/standalone title, written by Doug Moench
  • West Coast Avengers #21 (1987) – Moon Knight joins the team, written by Steve Englehart
  • Moon Knight #1 (2014) – Modern interpretation of Moon Knight, written by Warren Ellis
  • Moon Knight #1 (2021) – Currently running Moon Knight title, written by Jed Mackay
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https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/casualcomicsguy/episodes/2022-03-29T15_52_01-07_00

Cheers!

  • CCG