Moon Knight

PROFILE

  • Real Name: Marc Spector
  • AKA: Asset Prime, Bullseye, Cowled Avenger, Crescent Crusader, Crescent Wrench, Fist of Khonshu, Fist of the Phoenix, Fist of Vengeance, Hero-Boy, Ian Waller, Jake Lockley, Knight of Moons, Lunar Legionnaire, Marky Mark, Moon Demon, Moon Knight One, The Moon Man, Mooney, “Moony”, Mr. Knight, Sergeant Spector, Sheet Face, Spider-Man, Steven ‘Steve’ Grant, Stupid Moon Man, Yitzak Topol
  • Family: Seth Phalkon (alleged great-great-grandfather); Unnamed paternal grandfather (deceased); Unnamed paternal grandmother; Elias Spector (father, deceased); Mrs. Spector (mother); Randall Spector (brother, deceased); Marlene Alraune (wife), Diatrice Alraune (daughter), Peter Alraune (father-in-law, deceased), Peter Alraune, Jr. (brother-in-law, deceased)
  • Base of Operation: New York City, New York; formerly Spector Mansion, Long Island, New York City, New York; Avengers Compound, Los Angeles, California; Mercy Hospital for the Mentally Ill, Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City, New York.
  • Identity: Public Identity
  • Citizenship: American
  • Martial Status: Married
  • Occupation: Adventurer, vigilante, millionaire entrepreneur, dictator, ruler, conqueror; former boxer, spy, soldier, mercenary, government agent, cab driver
  • Education: High-school graduate, extensive C.I.A. training
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
  • Weight: 225 lbs (102.06 kg)
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Unusual Feature: Scar over his left eye; twice he was confined to a wheelchair
  • Origin: Hellbent left for dead in the desert, on a mercenary mission in Egypt, where an idol of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, saved him and gave him his moon-based powers.
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

Is he crazy or did he really met Khonshu? (Spoiler: He met Khonshu but doesn’t mean he is not crazy.) Introduced in Werewolf by Night #32 (1975) by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Marc Spector developed dissociative identity disorder at an early age, causing him to create multiple personalities. He would enlist in the Marines as an adult before being discharged. He would join the CIA after but would leave the agency to join an underground fighting ring, where he met his life long friend Frenchie. They would become soldiers for hire and would take on a job for Bushman. Bushman would betray them and went about killing people. Spector fled with Franchie and a young lady called Marlene into a tomb. There, he happened upon a statue of Khonshu, Egyptian god of the Moon. Hearing a voice, it told him that Spector will be his champion on the mortal realm. Spector took the shroud covering the statue and became Moon Knight.

Moon Knight still remained a mercenary and was hired by the Committee to hunt down Werewolf by Night. However, he learnt that the Committee just wanted WBN to create more werewolves and teamed up with WBN to defeat the committee. After that he would pop in and out of comics for a while, briefly joining the Defenders and teaming up with other heroes like the Thing and Spider-man. He would battle his own rogues gallery, including Bushmaster as well as his own brother. He would later join the West Coast Avengers, where he had a brief romance with Tigra. The two would leave the team after it was discovered that Mockingbird had let Phantom Rider, who had capture and assaulted Mockingbird, die on purpose.

After this he went back to fighting more street level problems and would help in the battle against the Secret Empire. He would later learn that his brother had taken his place and Khonshu’s champion, now calling himself Shadowknight. He would later die but would get resurrected by Khonshu in order to battle Seth. He would later join the Marvel Knights to bring in the Punisher. During the Civil War, he would register with the SRA but would fake his death when Norman Osborn took over. After Osborn fall from grace, he joined Cap’s Secret Avengers before moving to Los Angeles, where he worked as a producer on a TV about his own life. During AVX, he was sent to watch over Jean Grey’s School. He would return to New York where he started using the persona of Mister Knight. Much later he would attack a number of heroes and gained their powers in order to battle Mephisto but this turned out to be a ploy by Khonshu. He turned on the god and helped the Avengers defeat him.

Moon Knight is one of those character that would come in and out of popularity every few years. Even his first Marvel Legends was mainly made because he appeared in a Marvel Team-Up comic, done by Toybiz for the MODOK series with variant. It would be many year before Hasbro did their own one, in the Homecoming wave. They would later do another one as part of the Walgreen’s Avengers year.


Classic

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Walgreens’ Exclusive Marvel Legends – Moon Knight

  • Background:
    • While not his first costume, Moon Knight is generally seen in an all white costume. This has become his classic costume and as such (like I always say), has been drawn differently over the year. Things like his mask being black or white, his belt being oversized or his gauntlets being silver or white as a number of things that have changed.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This version of Moon Knight is something you will need for many collections. The first and foremost is for your Street Level heroes. Other then that you will need him for your Avengers (particularly Secret and West Coast), Defenders, Marvel Knights as well as in ally sections of Spider-man, Daredevil, Captain America, Punisher etc.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Marvel Team-Up

Recommend Figure: Toybiz Marvel Legends MODOK Series – Moon Knight

  • Background:
    • Moon Knight had been gone from comics for a while but he would later appear in a Marvel Team-Up comic with Spider-man. It was this appearance that launched one of his many surges of popularities earning him a solo series set before and during the Civil War.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is one of the few Toybiz figure that still stand the test of times but finding it nowadays might be difficult as it is an older figure from the last year of Toybiz. Get this if you want to recreate some modern comics but otherwise only get it if you are a big Moon Knight fan.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. Very short-lived and not really needed

Marvel Now

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-man: Homecoming Vulture’s wing – Moon Knight

  • Background:
    • When Marvel relaunched their comics in the Marvel Now brand, everyone received a new costume. While he had an armored look before, Moon Knight upgraded his costume into this version, which he wore at the same time he was Mister Knight, switching between the two for when he needed either.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is a great figure and is needed for any Moon Knight collection. Get this if you want a more modern version. He did wear this is some brief memberships with the Avengers so you may want it that.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.


Alternates: Phoenix Hosts