Apparue pour la première fois dans la série Moon Knight de Disney +, Layla El-Faouly (incarnée à l’écran par May Calamawy) fera ses débuts dans les pages des comics en juillet, tout d’abord dans l’un des segments du numéro anniversaire Moon Knight #25 avant de devenir Silver Scarab dans la mini-série Moon Knight : City of the Dead.
Moon Knight : City of the Dead est écrit par David Pepose (Savage Avengers) et dessiné par Marcelo Ferreira (Strange).
Jed MacKay told IGN, « Working on MOON KNIGHT #25 was a bit of a mammoth task… 70 pages of story, cutting between three stories, each with their own artist! It was a really exciting opportunity to have that much space to work in, telling a Moon Knight story in a longer form than we’re usually used to. »
He continued, « Bringing Layla El-Faouly into our story was exciting. Adding an already beloved character into the universe of the comics is a really interesting opportunity, and being able to show the ‹ before › to David and Marcelo’s ‹ after › was a wonderful bit of synchronicity. It was an idea that we both came to independently, and the way our stories were able to dovetail is something that I’m looking forward to people experiencing. While the Scarlet Scarab will indeed be turning up in MOON KNIGHT: CITY OF THE DEAD, in MOON KNIGHT #25, we’re seeing a much younger Layla and a much younger Marc Spector as they embark on a mission as members of the crack mercenary team, the Karnak Cowboys. »
David Pepose added, « I’m thrilled to be tackling one of my all-time favorite Marvel characters in MOON KNIGHT: CITY OF THE DEAD. Teaming up with sensational artist Marcelo Ferriera, we’re sending Marc Spector on one of his most mind-bending adventures to date—rescuing a young runaway’s soul from the City of the Dead. »
« Yet as a mercenary and as a hero, Moon Knight has been no stranger to leaving a body count… so he might see some familiar faces looking for payback! » he teased. « But Marc won’t be embarking on this mission alone… I couldn’t be more excited to be writing Layla El-Faouly’s debut as the all-new Scarlet Scarab! Layla has been such a fun character to adapt—she knows Marc better than almost anyone, and that tension is going to spark some spectacular fireworks on this otherworldly adventure. »