I truly wish ellis left the kind of impact he had on iron man with moon knight
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What moon knight needs is a frank miller or warren Ellis. What was daredevil before frank miller? Warren Ellis wrote 6 issues of iron man and forever changed peoples perception of iron man (at least before the movie.) He needs a writer to completely change moon knight's entire world to make him stand out like frank miller did with daredevil.
I enjoyed Midnight Sun, but I thought it was a step down from The Bottom. I still don't understand why Midnight became a cyborg, or who the lady cyborg with him was. And the flow of the story felt fragmented - while the Bottom had a natural fall to rise and a final climax, as well as a good theme - Midnight Sun just felt all over the place. And yeah, the art change was very jarring. Finch has crisp, high-detailed pencils, and his work on MK is some of his best stuff ever. Mico Suayan, on the other hand, is a murkier, less well-defined art style that while not exactly 'bad', is a little distracting.
That being said, I still did enjoy the story. One of Huston's best strengths is capturing the psychology of Marc Spector. From his conversations with Khonshu, till the parts about him fighting criminals not to save lives - but because he enjoys hurting people. I like the struggle between his attempts to be a hero, and the soldier in him that just wants to fight. All of his interactions with the larger MU were great as well; I loved his conversations with Cap and Tony, and even the one with Spider-Man. The one with Punisher felt a little unnecessary, though.
Charlie Huston is definitely very knowledgeable regarding MK though, since he was actually a fan growing up. According to the afterword in the Bottom TPB, he was an avid reader of the Sienkiewicz run as a teen. He definitely does know a lot about the character's backstory, and even for a new reader like me, it was easy to pick up on all these references without having to refer to a wiki.
Midnight was turned into a cyborg by the secret empire in Amazing spider-man #353-358