MOON KNIGHT VOL. 1 #31

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The beginning of the end.  They’d had a few fill-ins now and then, but by this time in 1983 there were regular back-up features by other writers and with this issue Bill Sienkiewicz left.  He did a brief stint on Fantastic Four but within a year he signed on to be the artist for The New Mutants, where his unique style continued to develop and he became at times even more abstract and avant-garde.  The Moon Knight comic couldn’t recover from the loss.  It’s not that Kevin Nowlan isn’t a good artist, it’s just that he’s not Bill.

Doug Moench, as you can see from the panel above, started phoning it in.

Moon Knight wouldn’t be great again for many, many years.

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