SETH’S PICK :: MOON KNIGHT #1: Moon Knight has often been treated as a multiple-personality-laden Batman of sorts. While the jumbled nature of the guy under the mask is intriguing, I’ve always been partial to the character’s horror elements. With this new relaunch, the creative team of Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire seem poised to integrate both elements of the odd character for new readers. Though you might not initially recognize the character’s new look (white business suit sans the cape), you’ll no doubt remember that Ellis does still occasionally write solid comics for Marvel. The fantastic Nextwave series jumps to mind. And it’s worth noting that Shalvey and Bellaire, though they’ve already made names for themselves in their respective areas of comic making, do seem to have an opportunity to take their storytelling to interesting new places with this character. I should also mention that this book has been building advanced buzz in recent weeks. Don’t be surprised if this one sells out quickly.
Bonus Pick: Muppets Omnibus: Over the years on this blog I’ve written at length about the genius of Roger Langridge. While his Fred the Clown will always be my favorite, his work on the Muppets is downright joyous. Aside from being genuinely funny throughout, Langridge’s art is impeccable. This summer he’ll be returning to HeroesCon, so do yourself a favor and stop by his table to bask in the awe of his original art pages. Like me, you’ll probably wind up spending your money on several of his incredible pages.