Inspired by the new Moon Knight series, Vengeance of Moon Knight, by Gregg Hurwitz and Jerome OpeÃ±a (who is fucking amazing, by the way).
First of all, I’ve always liked Moon Knight in a way. So a few years ago when the series was being relaunched, I was excited. I checked out Charlie Huston’s novels to get a feel for his writing, and I set myself to tolerate David Finch’s art. The novels I read by Huston were excellent, especially the Joe Pitt vampire/noir series, so my excitement escalated. However, the Moon Knight comic sucked. One of the most boring, awful comics I’ve ever read. Dropped after 4 or so issues, burned so bad that I never even checked it out after Huston and Finch left.
I’m not really sure why I picked up the first issue of the new one. But I’m glad I did, holy fuck was it good. Maybe it was the low expectations, but I was blown away for certain.
As for the drawing, the intent for it was something completely different for a) my usual style and b) how it actually turned out. I was going to go for a sorta very simple, indie-comics sorta style, but not in a mocking way. I failed completely, and wound up with a bastardized Frank Quitely (but if Quitely had broken hands) style.