Warren Ellis Brings Marvel's "Moon Knight" Back to NYC

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey have been announced as the creative team tasked to bring Marvel Comics' Moon Knight into his latest phase.

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.

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