Rikk Odinson wrote:
I can dig it. I was not happy with the change to MK's personality (and still am not really a fan of it) and I really haven't liked Maleev's art either. My....disdain...for Bendis is well documented so understand where you're coming from.
Anyway, around issue 8 or 9 it started to pick up some steam and I could see that the whole Captain Spiderine thing probably was going to go away fairly soon so I stuck with it. I have every appearance of MK and have collected him since he first showed up in Werewolf by Night so continuing to drop a few bucks a month to maintain my collection as well as supporting the book, wasn't a big deal too. I'd rather have a MK book I didn't completely enjoy than to not have one at all but unfortunately, enough fans did the same as you.
Not blaming anyone. I don't want anybody to buy a comic they don't enjoy. I just wish sales would have held up long enough for another creative team to come in.
May the next phase in Moon Knight's career be better received.
Aside from my own devout Bendis hatred, and the changes to Moony's persona, the thing that made me REALLY not like the book was the feeling I got that Moony was being treated like a total joke in his own book. In contrast, I really liked the way the Huston arcs made it clear that while Moony is a b-lister, he's so strange, crazy, and dangerous that everybody stays a few steps back... Like that guy at the party who will just hit someone out of nowhere...
I like Maleev alright, and his look suits a Moony book, just not this one. I'll quarter bin this garbage in a year or so, and bundle it up with Fist of Khonshu in a new 'MK Facepalm' section, lol.
...They Don't think it be like it is, but it do.