A Fan-Favourite MCU Hero Is About to Make Their Marvel Comics Debut

Layla El-Faouly, the breakout character from Disney+’s Moon Knight sequence, is making her Marvel Comics debut within the monumental Moon Knight #25.

Revealed by IGN, Moon Knight #25 will mark the official comics debut of Layla El-Faouly, who was performed by Might Calamawy in 2022’s Moon Knight sequence. Written by Jed MacKay and that includes artwork by Alessandro Cappuccio, Alessandro Vitti and Partha Pratim, Moon Knight #25 is an outsized anniversary situation that additionally contains a backup story by Doug Moench and Invoice Sienkiewicz. The writer teased, “The previous comes again to bedevil Moon Knight as he pursues his newest enemy, somebody as soon as acquainted and new. From grim New York nights to the blazing solar of Alexandria days, Moon Knight hunts for solutions among the many graves of Hart Island whereas haunted by the final mission of the Karnak Cowboys, a mercenary crew counting amongst its members Marc Spector, Jean-Paul Duchamp, Robert Plesko… and the official comedian ebook debut of Layla El-Faouly!”


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Layla El-Faouly, a character from Disney+'s Moon Knight series, is making her Marvel Comics debut.

Following her look in Moon Knight #25, Layla will turn out to be the all-new Scarlet Scarab in Moon Knight: Metropolis of the Useless, a five-issue restricted sequence written by David Pepose and illustrated by Marcelo Ferreira. “When a younger runaway is attacked by a gang of dying cultists, he’s left barely alive outdoors the Midnight Mission,” Marvel teased. “However Marc Spector made a vow way back to defend the vacationers of the night time…and so long as a spark of life stays, his mission isn’t over but. Observe Moon Knight because the Fist of Khonshu journeys far past the land of the residing – and battles throughout the mind-bending underworld often known as the Metropolis of the Useless!”

MacKay and Pepose on Perfecting Layla’s Comics Debut

“Engaged on Moon Knight #25 was a little bit of a mammoth job… 70 pages of story, reducing between three tales, every with their very own artist! It was a very thrilling alternative to have that a lot area to work in, telling a Moon Knight story in an extended type than we’re often used to. Bringing Layla El-Faouly into our story was thrilling. Including an already beloved character into the universe of the comics is a very attention-grabbing alternative, and having the ability to present the ‘earlier than’ to David and Marcelo’s ‘after’ was a beautiful little bit of synchronicity. It was an concept that we each got here to independently, and the way in which our tales had been capable of dovetail is one thing that I am trying ahead to folks experiencing. Whereas the Scarlet Scarab will certainly be turning up in Moon Knight: Metropolis of the Useless, in Moon Knight #25 we’re seeing a a lot youthful Layla and a a lot youthful Marc Spector as they embark on a mission as members of the crack mercenary group, the Karnak Cowboys.”

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Pepose added, “I am thrilled to be tackling one in every of my all-time favourite Marvel characters in Moon Knight: Metropolis of the Useless. Teaming up with sensational artist Marcelo Ferriera, we’re sending Marc Spector on one in every of his most mind-bending adventures thus far — rescuing a younger runaway’s soul from the Metropolis of the Useless. But as a mercenary and as a hero, Moon Knight has been no stranger to leaving a physique rely… so he may see some acquainted faces on the lookout for payback! However Marc will not be embarking on this mission alone… I could not be extra excited to be writing Layla El-Faouly’s debut because the all-new Scarlet Scarab! Layla has been such a enjoyable character to adapt — she is aware of Marc higher than virtually anybody, and that pressure goes to spark some spectacular fireworks on this otherworldly journey.”

That includes cowl artwork by Steve McNiven, Moon Knight #25 releases on July 12, 2023. Moon Knight: Metropolis of the Useless #1, which options cowl artwork by Rod Reis and variant cowl artwork by Davi Go, follows on July 19, 2023.

Supply: IGN, Marvel