Marvel’s answer to Batman – Moon Knight. Honestly, they both do have a lot in common. Moon Knight, however, is more violent and more insane than Batman. I also find Moon Knight more tightly wound-up than Batman. That’s part of the reason I used this quote – Moon Knight would never be dancing around.
“The tempo is up and cookin and it’s time to DANCE! How’s that for a new step?” - Moon Knight*
Chicagoan, Marc Spector is a mercenary working in Egypt. He and his crew finds and ancient Egyptian tomb with idols of the Moon god, Khonshu. Trying to protect the treasures and his fellows from tomb robbers, Marc is beat to death. In the last moments of life Khonshu appears to Marc in a vision offering him the opportunity to become the Moon god’s knight. Upon awakening, Marc Spector returns to the states and using his mercenary funds acquires a small fortune. Marc Spector has three aliases, the first alias is Steve Grant, millionaire play boy, the second taxi driver, Jake Lockley and the third alias Marc Spector, the Moon Knight, superhero. Marc Spector is not alone is his fight. His pilot Jean-Paul “Frenchie” DuChamp, his secretary and lover Marlene, café owner Gena and her sons, and street informant Bertrand Crowley all help Moon Knight or his aliases protect the innocent.
Today let’s have a little fun! Rhythm and Tempo, the beat to a song gets us moving. There are so many people listening to music in their earphones. The people working out listen to music to find their pace. They find a rhythm or a cycle to their movement. We find a cycle to our movement through life as well. “…The Rhythm of Life is a powerful beat, puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet…” (Rhythm of Life, by CY Coleman and Dorothy Fields) But sometimes we feel like a Slave to the Rhythm, “Work to the rhythm, Live to the rhythm, Love to the rhythm, Slave to the rhythm…” (Bruce Woolley, Simon Darlow, Steve Lipson, and Trevor Charles Horn) Our rhythm becomes BORING and slow or mundane. Is it ok to change? Of course, step to a new beat or change the song, it is perfectly OK. Do something different. Change the rhythm. Take a message from the “KLF, the Justified Ancients of Mumu” (The Jams), “Bring the beat back … New style, meanwhile, always on a mission while fishing in the rivers of life!” Today have fun dancing and moving to the Rhythm of Life!
First Appearance: Werewolf by Night #32, Marvel Comics (August 1975)
Creators: Doug Moench (writer) Don Perlin (art)
* “The Big Blackmail”, back-story, The Hulk!, #13 (February 1979), Marvel Comics