CBR can exclusively reveal a piece of Moon Knight art created by Alex Ross that will be available for fans to purchase at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2022.
The Alex Ross Art website is launching its SDCC 2022 page on June 16 and will make the Moon Knight piece available for waitlist ordering. “This all-new illustration of Marvel’s multiple personality mercenary, Marc Spector a.k.a Moon Knight, Steven Grant, Jake Lockley, and Mr. Knight is part of a series of more minimalistic renderings of the superheroes by Alex Ross. Alex Ross Art will release this signed giclée print at SDCC 2022—available at Booth #2415 and at alexrossart.com,” a description for the piece reads.
Ross is also selling a cover from 2007’s Black Adam: The Dark Age at SDCC 2022 Booth #2415 and on his website.
“Black Adam has been both hero and villain during his long existence,” the description reads. “Each piece of “Black Adam” is hand-numbered, and is signed by Alex Ross.”
Black Adam: The Dark Age came from writer Peter Tomasi, penciler Doug Mahnke, inkers Christian Alamy and Norm Rapmund, colorist Nathan Eyring and letterer Nick J. Napolitano. In the six-issue, Teth-Adam embarks on a quest to regain his powers after he was defeated and became mortal in World War III. When he eventually does regain his strength, the titular antihero then battles villain and sorcerer Felix Faust.
Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Moon Knight first appeared in 1975’s Werewolf by Night #32. Marc Spector was a mercenary who became mortally wounded and then unearthed a tomb belonging to the Egyptian god Khonshu. Spector is resurrected as the diety’s “Fist of Khonshu” and then heads out on a mission to protect the innocent at night by any means necessary. Spector/Moon Knight has dissociative identity disorder (DID), meaning that multiply personalities live inside of his body. He primarily switches between three identities: Spector, Steven Grant and Jake Lockley.
Ross co-created Marvel’s Universe X version of Moon Knight alongside Doug Braithwaite and Jim Krueger. According to Jeremy Slater, head writer of Disney+’s Moon Knight series, the Universe X interpretation of the character was a major inspiration for the Oscar Isaac-portrayed character’s costume. “We pitched the “summoning” idea to Kevin Feige using the Universe X costume as a visual aid,” Slater previously tweeted. “He loved it… but wanted us to take it a step further. It was Kevin’s idea to combine the modern Moon Knight look with the Universe X mummy bandages. The end result is one of the coolest costumes we’ve ever seen in the MCU, brought to brilliant life by Marvel’s team of artists and designers. And it all started with a 20-year-old piece of comic art pinned to a whiteboard.”
Additional Moon Knight artwork from Ross can also be found on Marvel’s Moon Knight Omnibus Vol. 2 cover, which published May 11. The synopsis reads, “Collects Moon Knight (1980) #21-38, Iron Man (1968) #161, Power Man and Iron Fist (1978) #87, Marvel Team-Up (1972) #144, Moon Knight (1985) #1-6, Marvel Fanfare (1982) #30; material from Solo Avengers (1987) #3, Marvel Fanfare (1982) #38-39, Marvel Super-Heroes (1990) #1. The end of the beginning! Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz’s landmark, critically acclaimed run comes to a close. But first Moon Knight must survive threats old and new – including the madness of Morpheus, the deadly return of Stained Glass Scarlet, the devious Black Spectre and a rematch against the Werewolf by Night! Moon Knight teams with Iron Man, Brother Voodoo, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man and more – but when tragedy strikes, the dead walk and secrets come to light, will Moon Knight meet his final rest? Or will he rise again, reinvigorated as the Fist of Khonshu?”
For more information, visit alexrossart.com.
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