What You Should Know About Marvel's Moon Knight

What You Should Know About Marvel’s Moon Knight

Depending on who you ask, Marvel’s nocturnal hero Moon Knight is either a mercenary, an emissary of an ancient Egyptian god, an obvious Batman clone, or just an absolute lunatic. Over the years, countless revivals and reinterpretations have given readers reason to think of him in any of those ways and more. As a side effect, Moon Knight’s origins, and even the core of his character, can be tough to figure out. Asking a question as simple as “What’s Moon Knight’s secret identity?” is complicated enough to make you shake your head. So to help you along, here’s the truth about Moon Knight…

Moon Knight’s real-life namesake | 0:33 Moon Knight’s villainous roots | 1:37 Big Bill’s breakout | 2:20 The first Jewish superhero? | 3:11 The Hawkeye connection | 4:04 Movie Knight? | 5:00


Moon Knight (Marc Spector) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, the character first appeared in Werewolf by Night #32 (August 1975)