The ‘Moon Knight’ Premiere Episode Features Two Comic Characters Hiding in Plain Sight
The debut episode of Marvels newest series has been incredibly well received, and with fans taking in all of the easter eggs, it turns out Moon Knight’s first episode features two comic characters hiding in plain sight.
There are few characters in Marvel lore that are attributed the same enigmas and mystery that has been granted to Marc Spector for his many years in Marvel comics.
A character that is defined by his struggles with dissociative identity disorder, Spector features multiple personalities including Steven Grant and the violent vilgilante known as Moon Knight.
What makes Spector so interesting is that his struggles withhis own perception of reality have made the reader question just whats real, and whats imagined.
When Marc is granted the powers of the Egytpian moon god Khonshu, these questions only grow larger, as supernatural battles against deistic entities of mythical proportion come to define his new life.
Like any Marvel Cienmaitc Universe series, one of the funniest things is seeing how many easter eggs fans can spot from the comic books that have slyly made their way into the live action adaptaion.
The latest MCU series features a few interesting callbacks to minor appearances in the source material as the Moon Knight’s premiere episode features two comic characters hiding in plain sight.
The first character presented one of the funnier moments of the first episode, in which Steven Grant is talking to a character named Crawley the Living statue; which is actually based on a homeless New Yorker named Crawley, who befriends Spector in the comics and becomes an informant for his crusade.
We can only venture to guess that the character credited int he first episdoe as Brtrand Crawley will have a larger role moving forwads; but if not it was a very cool nod to a very obscure freind to Spector.
An easter egg that was even cooler, however, is the scne in which Steven Grant finds the phone that Marc Spector hid, with oen of the missed calls being attirbuted to someone named Duchamp.
This immediatley made sense to Moon Kngith fans, as the name referred to Jean-Paul Duchamp, better known by comic fans as “Frenchie,” a character who is one of Spectors best firends, and closest allies in his fight agianst criem as the vigilante.
We cant wait to see if Marvel brings these charactere more itno the fold as the story moves forwards, but it will be intersting to see how it all continues to evolve in the subsequent episdoes.