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Tower of Iron Will

All who enter the Tower regain 100 sanity points.

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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
Randall Munroe, James Foreman, K. Sekelsky, Camron Miller, John Chernega, David Michael Wharton, K.M. Lawrence, Jeffrey C. Wells, Vera Brosgol, Kit Yona, J. Jack Unrau, Jeff Stautz, Aaron Diaz, Matthew Bennardo, Yahtzee Croshaw, Douglas J. Lane, Brian Quinlan, Kate Beaton

Let Your Insanity Guide You

Moon Knight Vol. 1: Lunatic - Greg Smallwood, Jeff Lemire

There is an old thriller trope in which the hero wakes up in restraints in a mental hospital being told that their past is all a delusion. It is a cliche, but it gets used often because it always works. It is a frightening and exciting premise, questioning your identity and your own memories. It works well for a character like Moon Knight who has an established history of mental illness and it is a reasonable possibility that his superhero career might be delusional.

 

Sadly, Warren Ellis' run on MK ended after only 6 issues, and apparently that was his intended run. This was followed by 6 issues by Brian Wood, 5 issues by Cullen Bunn, and then Jeff Lemire wrote the book for 14 issues. This volume is the start of Lemire's brief run. I offer this as attempt to help anyone trying to figure out MK's convoluted recent publication history.