Moon Knight, the 6th Disney+ Marvel series, has arrived! We prepare you for the entire series with a Comic Book primer, and share our thoughts on the first episode, “The Goldfish Problem.” There are so many layers to this character who first appeared in 1975 in the series Werewolf by Night. Plus having so many personalities, Moon Knight is very hard to boil down. But we did it. We gathered a lot of information and tried to focus on the highlights so it wouldn’t be overwhelming. Now let’s take the night with vengeance and justice and get into Moon Knight!

Premise of Marvel’s Disney+ series

The series follows Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a gift shop employee at a London museum that is currently showing an Egyptian exhibit. Steven Grant suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and is trying to figure out what is real and what is not, and he is guided along the way from another one of his identities named Marc Spector who is the avatar of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Along the way Steven Grant must contend with Marc’s enemies like Dr. Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), as they are thrust into a deadly mystery surrounding the powerful gods of Egypt.

Who is Moon Knight as found in the comics from the 80’s?

The comics focus on Marc Spector, and Steven Grant is not a lovable loser who works in a gift shop. Marc Spector served as a Marine and briefly as a CIA operative, and is left for dead by fellow mercenary named Bushman in Sudan. Spector is brought before a statue of Khonshu and before he dies, he is suddenly revived and fully healed. He claims Khonshu wants him to be the “moon’s knight”, redeeming his life of violence by now protecting and avenging the innocent. 

On his return to the United States, MARC Spector invests his mercenary profits into becoming the crimefighter “Moon Knight”.  Along with his costumed alter ego, he primarily uses three other identities to gain information from different social circles: billionaire businessman Steven Grant, taxicab driver Jake Lockley, and suited consultant Mr. Knight. Sound like a familiar caped crusader? The similarities to Batman are undeniable!

There’s more, so please listen by clicking the player above for all his comic book origins, and our thoughts on the first episode!

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