Marvel Releases Surprise Moon Knight Comic, Chip Zdarsky And Gerry Duggan Tricked Rob Liefeld On Cameo, James Tynion IV’s True Weird Gets Collected | Comic Book Club News For June 27, 2024

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Marvel released a surprise Moon Knight comic in stores. Gerry Duggan and Chip Zdarksy paid Rob Liefeld to send Jonathan Hickman a message on Cameo. James Tynion IV’s True Weird is getting collected. All on Comic Book Club News for June 27, 2024.


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Marvel releases surprise Moon Knight comic to stores.

Chip Zdarsky and Gerry Duggan trick Rob Liefeld.

James Tynion IV’s True Weird gets collected.

This is Comic Book Club News for June 27, 2024.

Marvel Releases Surprise Moon Knight Comic To Stores:

In a surprise move, Marvel has released a previously unannounced Moon Knight comic to comic book stores this week, spinning out of the events of Blood Hunt #4. Spoilers past this point.

In the pages of Blood Hunt, Khonshu, the moon god, helped summon the moon to the otherwise pitch-black Earth to help fight against a horde of vampires. And out of the moon came an army of Moon Knights. As it turns out, that army is led by Marc Spector, who recently died in the pages of his own book. And not only that, Marvel sent what they’re calling a “special surprise shadow drop variant edition” of Moon Knight: Fist of Khonshu #0 to stores, ahead of the release of the previously secret comic to the public on July 3.

Once again written by Jed MacKay with art by Alessandro Cappucio, who worked on the previous Moon Knight series as well as the currently running Vengeance of the Moon Knight, MacKay had this to say via press release provided to Comic Book Club:

“The father, freed. The son, returned. Marc Spector, Jake Lockley and Stephen Grant hit the streets once more as Moon Knight, and he’s making up for lost time. The streets have changed since Moon Knight died, and I’m excited to explore how he deals with all-new threats to his territory…”

After the zero issue, the series proper will debut on October 16, 2024, and will presumably be less of a surprise.

Chip Zdarsky And Gerry Duggan Tricked Rob Liefeld On Cameo:

Chip Zdarsky has revealed the time he and Gerry Duggan tricked Rob Liefeld into taping a video for Jonathan Hickman on Cameo. Which sounds more nefarious than the light-hearted prank it actually was, but let’s get into it.

In Zdarsky’s latest newsletter, he notes that when Hickman was stepping away from the X-Men books, he and Duggan anonymously requested a video from Liefeld on Cameo, a service where you can pay people to tape messages for you. They said the video was for “John” and came from “your work pals,” with the added text that, “Our top salesperson is leaving his job to pursue his dream of writing and drawing his own comics! We know he loves you, the X-Men, Deadpool & graphic design! He won’t show us his comic but we know he writes dense, complex stories! Any tips?”

And then naturally Liefeld does deliver some solid advice about writing comics, breaking it into three acts of seven pages, eight pages, and seven pages. He also briefly plays with a Deadpool action figure.

Anyway, no harm done, probably, and if you want you can book your own Liefeld Cameo for $125. Just, you know, maybe be honest about who you are and what it’s for.

James Tynion IV’s True Weird Gets Collected:

And in a neat bit of news to wrap up today, the True Weird stories that have been running as back-ups in James Tynion IV and Michael Avon Oeming’s excellent Blue Book series are getting their own collection from Dark Horse Comics.

The 12 black-and-white stories come from a bevy of creators including Tynion and Oeming, Klaus Janson, Chris Condon, Ming Doyle, and many more. The tales are all “true life” stories about “cryptids, ghosts, paranormal phenomena, medical oddities, and all manner of the strange.”

The 120 page paperback will hit comic book stores on January 29, 2025.

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And this is a special surprise shadow drop variant edition of this podcast!

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