Moon Knight is a fascinating character who has been around for decades, but somehow remains relatively unknown to mainstream audiences. That’s a shame, because Moon Knight is one of the most unique and compelling characters in all of comics.
So what makes Moon Knight so special? Here are 15 things you might not know about the Sentinel of the Night…
1. Moon Knight was created by legendary comic book writer/artist Jim Starlin.
Moon Knight made his debut in the 1970s, and he quickly became a fan favorite.
2. While Moon Knight has many similarities to other popular Marvel characters – including Batman, Wolverine, and Daredevil – he also has some key differences. Unlike those other heroes, Moon Knight doesn’t have any superpowers or enhanced abilities; instead, he relies on his impressive martial arts skills and clever gadgets to take down his enemies.
3. Some people believe that Moon Knight is actually a combination of several different mythological figures. His name suggests links with the Egyptian god of the moon Khonsu, while others say that he is based on such characters as Cú Chulainn (a Celtic hero) and Tezcatlipoca (an Aztec god).
4. Moon Knight’s costume has undergone some major changes over the years, but it typically includes a crescent moon symbol on the chest and white gloves and boots.
5. In addition to his iconic costume, Moon Knight also uses a number of different weapons in his fight against crime, including nunchucks, shurikens, and truncheons.
6. Moon Knight’s arch-nemesis is Raoul Bushman, a ruthless mercenary who was responsible for the death of Moon Knight’s first love, Marlene Alraune.
7. Bushman isn’t the only villain that Moon Knight has faced over the years; other notable foes include the villainous Midnight, whose touch can kill with a single caress, and Morpheus (the god of dreams).
8. Moon Knight has also battled supernatural forces on several occasions. His arch-nemesis is the ancient Egyptian deity Khonshu, who imbued him with incredible powers but also drives him to madness.
9. Despite his frequent struggles with mental illness, Moon Knight has had some major successes over the years. He was a founding member of both The Defenders and The Avengers, and he has even served as an agent for S.H.I.E.L.D., the international espionage agency run by Nick Fury.
10. In recent years, there have been a number of different Moon Knight comic book series, written by a variety of different authors and artists.
11. Moon Knight has also been adapted for television, appearing in the 1981 animated series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and the 2011 live-action series The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
12. There have been rumors for years about a possible Moon Knight movie adaptation, but so far nothing has come to fruition.
13. In 2006, Marvel released a Moon Knight action figure as part of its “Legends” line of toys.
14. In 2010, Moon Knight was ranked as the 85th greatest comic book character of all time by Wizard magazine.
15. In 2012, Moon Knight was ranked as the 48th greatest comic book character of all time by IGN.
So, there you have it – 15 things you might not know about Moon Knight, one of the most fascinating and underrated characters in all of comics. If you’re not already reading Moon Knight, I highly recommend checking out his comic book adventures; you won’t be disappointed.