XM-Studios Moon Knight (Caleb Nefzen) Review

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Check out the history of MOON KNIGHT at Variant Comics
Arris Quinones does a great job breaking it all down.

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Origin (From Wikipedia)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Marc Spector is a Jewish-American rabbi’s wayward son. As an adult, Spector had been a heavyweight boxer before becoming a U.S. Marine, afterward, he left the United States military to become a mercenary. He later becomes a strong and skilled combatant and befriends the French pilot Jean-Paul DuChamp, whom he affectionately calls “Frenchie”. While working for the African mercenary Raoul Bushman in Egypt, the group stumbles upon an archaeological dig whose crew includes Dr. Peter Alraune and his daughter Marlene Alraune. The dig had uncovered an ancient temple where artifacts included a statue of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Intent on looting the dig, Bushman kills Dr. Alraune. In response to Alraune’s murder, Spector challenges Bushman to personal combat and is defeated by Bushman and left to die in the sub-zero temperatures of the desert night.

The Egyptians who worship the ancient gods find Spector and carry him to their temple. Helpless before the statue of Khonshu, Spector’s heart stops. Khonshu appears to him in a vision, offering Spector a second chance at life if he becomes the god’s avatar on Earth. Spector awakens, wraps himself in the silver shroud that covers Khonshu’s statue, and again confronts Bushman. He defeats Bushman and returns to America with Marlene, Frenchie, and the statue of Khonshu. Deciding to become a crimefighter, Spector creates a silver cloaked costume, based on the silver shroud, and becomes Moon Knight aka “The Fist of Khonshu”.

After his return to the United States, Spector invests the money that he had accumulated as a mercenary and develops a small fortune. To distance himself from his mercenary past, he creates the identity of millionaire entrepreneur Steven Grant, using this identity to purchase a spacious estate. To remain in contact with the street and criminal element, he also creates the identity of taxicab driver Jake Lockley and has acquired civilian allies such as Bertrand Crawley and Gena Landers and her sons.

In the character’s first appearance, the criminal organization the Committee supplies Marc Spector with the name Moon Knight, his costume and weapons (using silver) to hunt down Jack Russell. In Los Angeles, Moon Knight captures the Werewolf for the Committee, but then frees him and halts the Committee’s plans, fighting Russell again.[16] He battles Conquer Lord, teams up with Spider-Man to fight Cyclone,[18] and fights Lupinar, and his brother Randall, the Hatchet-Man.

His origin of being “created by The Committee” is explained as a ruse set up by Frenchie so Marc can shut the Committee down.[21] He then encounters the Midnight Man and returns to Chicago to prevent the poisoning of its water supply by a group called the Werewolves, encounters Morpheus and teams with Daredevil to fight the Jester.[25] It is around this time that he first encounters Stained Glass Scarlet. Later, he battled the Werewolf once again, battled Bora, and met the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Doctor Strange.

“I AM MOON KNIGHT. THE BEARER OF THE MANTLE OF KHONSHU. KHONSHU THE JUSTICE BRINGER. I AM VENGEANCE.”

XM Studios is excited to present our next Marvel Premium Collectibles series statue, Moon Knight! The justice knight of vengeance is immortalized in amazingly detailed 1:4 scale cold-cast porcelain. Each painstakingly handcrafted statue is individually hand-painted with the highest possible quality finish. Sculpted by Caleb Nefzen, this highly detailed 1:4 scale statue of Moon Knight has several display options showing off his weaponry and resolve to take down his targets. Sinners beware!

Background:

Moon Knight, Marc Spector, Steven Grant and Jake Lockley: four different aspects of the same man who was resurrected by Khonshu, the Egyptian Lunar-God of Vengeance and Justice to serve as his “avatar”. Those unjust mortals who prey upon the innocents who travel at night, with powers that come from the moon, beware the Vengeance of the Moon Knight!

The Moon Knight Premium Collectibles statue features:

Two (2) interchangeable Portraits for alternate display
Two (2) interchangeable Left Arms for alternate display
Two (2) interchangeable Right Arms for alternate display
Three (3) weapons
Crafted from cold-cast porcelain

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