If you read the solicits for Marvel's MOON KNIGHT recently then you may have caught a hint at the fact that issue #12 of the series will be the finale for both the series' headliners, writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev. Some fans hoped that just because the two comic creators were leaving the book, did not mean the series would be coming to an end. Unfortunately, that was not to be.
The news came earlier today from Bendis himself who revealed both he and Maleev would not only be leaving the series following MOON KNIGHT #12, but that no other creative team would be taking it over. That's right. The Moon Knight series is officially coming to an end.
Look at it as a 12 issue maxi series that kicked incredible ass which was what me and Alex were hired to do. I do wish it sold better and I do wish it was continuing with another team but I wish that about every comic on earth.
I am grateful we got to do our entire 12 issues. When you get to 12 you'll see we got to tell our entire story uninterrupted which is very nice. For you guys that supported it you'll have a nice whole thing.
There is a some light at the end of this dreary tunnel, however, as Bendis did indicate that he and Maleev would be returning to work on SCARLET, the writer's creator owned series published through ICON. While this is great news for SCARLET fans who haven't seen an appearance from the heroine since April. 2011; it is still a little bit bittersweet for Moon Knight fans who have been thoroughly enjoying the series. The next issue of MOON KNIGHT (#10) hits store shelves on February 29th, 2012.