Moon Knight Episode 5
Moon Knight has finally peeled back the layers to reveal what really lies at the heart of this so-called superhero tale after masquerading as an Indiana Jones-style take on Marvel.
What Moon Knight Deals With?
Marc Spector’s dissociative condition stems from childhood trauma, according to long-held beliefs. A tragic catastrophe claimed the life of Marc’s younger brother Randall when the two were children. Devastated beyond belief, Marc’s mother reacted by blaming Marc for this terrible accident.
The Notable Scenes
It was at this time that Marc created an alter-ego named Steven Grant, which he used as a way to escape from the physical and verbal abuse he was subjected to.
This scene in particular is difficult to see, and there’s a lot to analyze in terms of Marvel’s depiction of mothers and women as a whole.
In the midst of the horror, there’s a reference to someone who was crucial in the creation of Moon Knight, but who is seldom mentioned when the character is discussed. Steven observes the Tomb Buster poster on the wall and learns that he happened to be named after the film’s protagonist, Steven Grant.
The Doug You Know Of Isn’t A Real Person At All
Any Doug Perlins fan who may be reading this, apologies to him. Doug Moench and Don Perlin, the comic book writers who first came up with Moon Knight in Werewolf by Night 32, are really the originators of this title. With his work on Batman spanning the ’80s and ’90s, writer Dough Moench has continued to be very busy since those days.
While Don Perlin continued to create during the years that followed and the decades that before Moon Knight, he did it in a more intermittent fashion. Bloodshot, a Valiant hero who recently got his own Vin Diesel movie in 2020, was also co-created by him.
Perlin’s role in the creation of Moon Knight is seldom discussed in comic book circles, which is probably due to the fact that Doug’s career is more well-known. Although he has spoken about the character a few times in interviews, he has not spoken much about it himself.
The Roles He Plays
His work on the Batman series in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as his work on other projects, has kept Dough Moench busy since then. Even in the years after Moon Knight, Don Perlin kept a regular work schedule. Then there’s Bloodshot, a Valiant character who will be the focus of a Vin Diesel film in 2020.
However, Don didn’t get any royalties for the character’s future appearances (and perhaps on film, although we’re not sure about that) after Moench and Perlin left the project.
To be fair, he received royalties for The Transformers, but that didn’t stop him from passing up even more lucrative opportunities with Marvel, including the opportunity to work on The Avengers while also drawing another team book, The Defenders.
In the late 1980s, Perlin left Marvel and joined Valiant, where he helped create the character of Bloodshot. Yet many comic book fans will always remember Moon Knight, even if he only worked on the first two issues of the character.
The Moon Knight series would be incomplete without Don’s signature style, so it’s heartwarming to see him acknowledged in episode five, even if it is just in the form of a little poster Easter egg.