In my opinion, Warren Ellis's Moon Knight series is one of Marvel's best books out there at the moment. A fresh new take on Marc Spector, with gorgeous art by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire, Moon Knight has embraced the weirdest elements of the character's origins and delivered a consistently above-average superhero book that often skirts on the edges of the genre.
But that could quickly be coming to an end. According to the recently released August 2014 solicits, Ellis, Shalvey and Bellaire's run on the comic will be concluding with issue #6. There's no word on whether the series will be ending or if a new creative team will be jumping on the book in September.
Here is the solicit:
MOON KNIGHT #6
Warren Ellis (W)
Declan Shalvey & JORDIE BELLAIRE (A/C)
• A threat from the first issue is back to cause problems for Moon Knight!
• This mysterious person is the new BLACK SPECTRE and it doesn’t mean anything good for the protector of night travelers.
• Don’t miss the conclusion of Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
This shouldn't come as a surprise to fans of Ellis. Many of Ellis's previous superhero runs have only lasted for six issue arcs. Both his critically acclaimed Iron Man arc (which was loosely adapted in Iron Man 3) and his not so critically acclaimed Secret Avengers run both lasted only 12 issues.
Moon Knight isn't the first All New Marvel NOW! series to see an unexpected creative shift. Several other All New Marvel Now books have seen their original creative team depart after only a few issues. Hulk, Amazing X-Men, and Nova all quickly saw their writers depart after less than 6 issues, despite Marvel claiming that "All New Marvel NOW!" was built around creators telling the stories they wanted to tell.
We'll get you the full solicitations as soon as Jude wakes up from his West Coast slumber.