MARC SPECTOR MOON KNIGHT #44-46 (1992-1993)

We finally get to the “Moon Knight is melting” story, which was begun before a bunch of Infinity War tie-ins–and even this issue is dogeared as tying to that series (but it does so only by recapping). 

Where we left off before Thanos interrupted: Marc Spector’s skin is dissolving, and he asks Mr. Fantastic and Dr. Strange for help.  Magic and science reveal that Marc got infected by Demogoblin, the demon who possessed Hobgoblin.

Thing thinks he looks gross. Really, Thing? You’re made of rocks and whine constantly. Show a little sensitivity.

Since it’s magic, Reed consults with Dr. Strange.

To resolve his demon-blood-melting-his -body problem, Moon Knight has to use demon Hobgoblin’s blood to cast a spell.

And while the whole body-melting thing is happening, there’s also more Khonshu God stuff.

Stuff that, apparently, Moon Knight has to handle BEFORE he fixes his body issues.

And the split personality theme returns as well. Because might as well kitchen-sink it if you’re trying to save a series from cancellation.

Finally, he’s back in Reed’s lab and ready for the surgical removal of the demon inside him.

Does anyone care about this?  It seems like even the creators don’t since at the very end the demon is vanquished and creeps out of Moon Knight’s cape…

That’s so silly that it trivializes the year-long storyline that preceded this finale.

Yet he still looks ridiculous. What is going on here? Get him out of that awful armor. Who IS this guy?

Moon Knight has become far removed from his roots as a street-level, borderline psychopath with multiple personalities and an ambiguous tie (is it real, or imagined?) to Egyptian magic.  He’s now a poorly defined and largely generic character with nothing that makes him very interesting or likeable.

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