Announced this morning on Hero Complex, Ellis, Shalvey and colorist Jordie Bellaire are bringing the All-New Marvel NOW! title to readers in March, and relocating the hero from his Los Angeles base of operations established during Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev’s 12-issue series to his original stomping grounds of New York City, part of Ellis’ plan to present a version of the hero which “unifies all the previous takes, making the character whole and taking him forward into a new kind of crime fiction.”
“The best Moon Knight stories for me were always ground-level but weird crime,” Ellis told HC. “‘Weird crime’ has kind of been the touchstone for me for this revival.”
The biggest change the series will see is a shift away from previous writers’ emphasis on the character’s dissociative identity disorder. “I’ve known people with D.I.D.,,” Ellis said. “I, they and any doctor can tell you [that] you can’t catch D.I.D. just from pretending to be other people. If that was true, every actor in L.A. would be hospitalized.”
“Moon Knight” #1, by Ellis, Shalvey and Bellaire, launches in March, 2013.