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June 2014 Character of the Month: Moon Knight

The community has selected a new individual to praise and Khonshu is very pleased.

Sorry, Spider-Man, but it's time to step out of the spotlight. The web-slinger was voted as our very first Character of the Month and had May all to himself. Now it's time to praise another character: Moon Knight! The latest poll had 10 anti-heroes to choose from and 645 Comic Viners voted. Marc Spector was able to gain a lead over the competition and now we're excited to give the dude a whole lot of attention. Congratulations, Moon Knight fans!

Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Moon Knight debuted back in 1975 and has been the focus of multiple volumes. The latest one, by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, is receiving nothing but an overwhelming amount of love. So, what happens next? Throughout June we're going to have several features about the brutal hero. We'll talk about his best covers, his best fights, his must read stories, and he'll likely make appearances in the Question of the Week and the Batman Battle of the Month. Be sure to keep your eyes on the homepage throughout the upcoming month for plenty of Moon Knight goodness!

Wondering how the voting went down? Well, here's poll's results.

Let's begin the celebration right now. Share with us your favorite image of Moon Knight below and explain why it's full of awesomeness. Commence the Moon Knight praise! Do you like this feature and want to provide feedback and/or make a suggestion for future editions? Feel free to tell us below or reach out via Twitter.

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Edited by Fallschirmjager

i thought we were getting a tie breaker for sure.

Posted by judasnixon

Ha suck it Jason Todd!

Posted by dondave
Posted by Farkam

I voted Moon Knight myself. I'm looking forward to this.

Posted by SlamAdams

Voted for deadpool but still excited for Moon knight

Posted by Life_Without_Progress

Moonie's finally getting some much needed attention :3

Posted by greenlucario

Yes! MK month, sweet! Although a Gambit or Scarlet Spider month would have been really cool, Moon Knight definitely deserves it more than they do. Khonshu be praised!

Posted by illmatic4177

Voted for Moon Knight cause even though Punisher is THE anti hero, he has gotten the spotlight plenty over the years. Still part of me would have like to see Jason win as he is one of my favorite DC guys, though I think he was a better anti hero pre New 52.

Posted by PapiNacho

Alright Marvel, alright, don't get cocky.

Edited by TheAmazingImmortalMan

i thought we were getting a tie breaker for sure.

same here, that one was close..............

I voted for Frank Castle since he is the ultimate anti hero

Posted by slade_wilson

That's justice

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@fallschirmjager said:

i thought we were getting a tie breaker for sure.

same here, that one was close..............

I voted for Frank Castle since he is the ultimate anti hero

I also voted Punisher. When it comes to anti-heroes it only seems right to start with the original. Still, happy to see Moon Knight win over Deadpool, so tired of that character.

Posted by CyberWarrior

YESS!! MK month and #4 coming out soon!! HA!

The Shadowland pick is ONE of my favourite ones: MK, DD and absolute cinematic greatness!

Posted by KEROGA

Posted by Hit_Monkey

This is simply the most glorious thing ever. I am without words. Thank everyone who voted for Moon Knight. This is character due some much needed props.

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Posted by Knightsofdarkness2

Yay!!!!!! I voted for moonknight and now he's character of the month!!!

Edited by TheCannon

Why did X-23 get so few votes?

Glad to see Moon Knight win though. I'm honestly surprised it wasn't Deadpool or Punisher, but still glad to see MK win.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

PRAISE KHONSHU!

Edited by Kurtisimus

Posted by k4tzm4n

Why did X-23 get so few votes?

Glad to see Moon Knight win though. I'm honestly surprised it wasn't Deadpool or Punisher, but still glad to see MK win.

Probably because not many people voted for her.

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Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Though to me Punisher is the original antihero I'm cool with MK winning it. Its nice to see some love for a truly great underrated character. Hopefully Frank and Wade will also get their time to shine.

Edited by SlamAdams

Hoping he shows up in one of the Defenders Netflix shows. And/or Punisher

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Dammit, I should have made more alts to vote for Jason.

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Edited by RisingBean

@veshark A celebration dance is in order!

Edited by LCazT1996

i thought we were getting a tie breaker for sure.

^^^

Hoping he shows up in one of the Defenders Netflix shows. And/or Punisher

Yes! That'd be awesome.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

@theamazingimmortalman said:

@fallschirmjager said:

i thought we were getting a tie breaker for sure.

same here, that one was close..............

I voted for Frank Castle since he is the ultimate anti hero

I also voted Punisher. When it comes to anti-heroes it only seems right to start with the original. Still, happy to see Moon Knight win over Deadpool, so tired of that character.

lol I can't say I'm tired of deadpool but I see where you're coming from, I am not mad a the results though Moon Knight deserves some shine.

Posted by Wolverine08

Would have liked to see Gambit, but this is cool too.

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Posted by johnny_blaze

Moon Knight has always been an underdog. I have a soft spot for underdogs. Praise Khonshu!!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Would have liked to see Gambit, but this is cool too.

I'm sure he will get another chance in the X-Men/Mutant category

Posted by Wolverine08

@wolverine08 said:

Would have liked to see Gambit, but this is cool too.

I'm sure he will get another chance in the X-Men/Mutant category

Let's hope so! Sexiest mutant alive needs some love!

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Edited by RedLantern23

Awesome! Moon Knight has been one of my favorite characters lately so this was definittely welcome!

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

Aww yeah!

Edited by Hit_Monkey

I don't have an all time favorite image per say. However looking back on older issues. Moon Knight used to a lot of weird handstand kick things on bad guys. I've always thought they looked pretty cool. I'd like to see revival of them in future issues.



Posted by DrellAssassin

As someone who has been introduced to the character through Ellis and Shelvay's current run, I'm really looking forward to learning more about the character and seeing his classic stories.

Posted by Squalleon

YES!

Posted by GraniteSoldier

I voted Kaine personally, but I've a lot of good things about Moon Knight from people so I look forward to learning some stuff about him this month.

Posted by Krypton-115

Don't know that much about MK, so hopefully CV will pique my interest.

Posted by Owie

Suh-weeeeet! Looking forward to the features and battles!

Posted by Owie

@hit_monkey: Love those handstand kicks! He had a lot of good stuff back in the day (as well as more recently), let's hope he starts to get some credit for it.

Edited by ScrappyDont27

Awesome I guess my vote did count close race. The early 80's moon knight run has some of the best covers of all time

Posted by Radx_Konkin75

Voted for Punisher, and at least he got third place, but I'm glad Moon Knight won. Enjoying his current run right now.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@owie said:

Suh-weeeeet! Looking forward to the features and battles!

As am I :D

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Posted by Owie

@k4tzm4n said:

@owie said:

Suh-weeeeet! Looking forward to the features and battles!

As am I :D

I knew you would be!

Posted by AmazingWebHead

I look forward to learning more about Moon-Knight for the next month

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Ugh, another character I don't care about. :(

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

WOOHOO and I voted for him!!!!!

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Posted by TBEMrMcCoy

I voted Punisher but Moon Knight is a close second so I am very happy with the outcome.

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