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The following article accommodates spoilers from Moon Knight: Black, White and Blood #4, on sale now from Marvel Comics.
Marc Spencer will get a brand new godly patron named Shesmu within the pages of Marvel’s Moon Knight: Black, White and Blood anthology, and he is much more terrifying than Khonshu.
Moon Knight: Black, White and Blood #4 options an anthology story titled “The Scent of Blood” by Nadia Shammas, Dante Bastianoni, Chris Sotomayor and VC’s Cory Petit. In the difficulty, Moon Knight infiltrates a cult making an attempt to make a human sacrifice to Shesmu — an historical Egyptian deity who’s the god of ointments, fragrance, wine and blood. While Moon Knight manages to save lots of the sufferer, a jar of perfume-like substance breaks and causes the antihero to start hallucinating a dream-like world.
Within this dream-like world, Moon Knight finally meets Shesmu, who introduces himself as Marc’s “new patron.” Shesmu tells him, “Spilled blood on my altar. Anointed with my oils, marked you. Found your option to us, like a beast following wounded prey. Let you monitor us. So many ask me to make them my prophet. I give to you my blessing.” Marc makes an attempt to tell the deity the “place is already stuffed” by Khonshu, the Egyptian deity who beforehand selected Marc to grow to be his fist and granted him his superhuman powers. Shemsu, nevertheless, is insistent and tells Marc it is too late as a result of he is already inside his head.
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Marc will get the higher hand over Shesmu when he grabs a close-by jar and cuts his arm with it, which then additionally cuts Shesmu’s arm. Marc proceeds to carry the damaged glass to his neck, inflicting Shesmu to panic and ship him out of the trance. Moon Knight finds himself standing in entrance of the cult as soon as once more — solely, this time, he is going through them with a sinister grin. “Unfortunately for you, my head’s at capability, Shesmu, and which means I’m going to make you permit a technique or one other,” he says. “You’ve acquired the time it takes for me to knock out everybody else within the room.” The story ends with Marc warning the cult that, ought to they attempt to resurrect Shesmu once more, it is going to solely lead to additional bloodshed.
Moon Knight: Black, White and Blood #4 options further tales by Christopher Cantwell, Alex Lins and Paul Azaceta. Cover artwork for the difficulty comes from Rod Reis and variant cowl artwork from Alexander Lozano. Moon Knight: Black, White and Blood #4 is on sale now from Marvel.