Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"The End" Week: Moon Knight, Fist of Khonshu #6!

Even with super-strength, I don't know how he threw that dart through a gun...
Moon Knight #6, "The Last White Knight" Written by Jim Owlsey (a.k.a. Priest), pencils by Mark Beacham, inks by Geof Isherwood. Even though Moon Knight had his unnecessarily ornate 'Fist of Khonshu' outfit with the ankh replacing the classic moon-logo and his gold guards and belt; this issue could well have been done in MK's earlier series. (A sharp Bill Sienkiewicz cover helps.)

Investigating a heroin-smuggling, child-kidnapping, voodoo-sacrificing cult/gang; Moon Knight becomes involved with a heroin-addicted agent who is less worried about being controlled by said gang than she is over having been forced to give up her son. Although he plays the grim, spooky avenger at times, Moon Knight is also remarkably glib here:

Although it looks like there's a chance for redemption, it doesn't end well, and Moon Knight's second series ends with no explanation. Although, the back inside cover has an ad for Secret Wars II, which would force its way into every Marvel book published at the time; and I'm just fine without Moon Knight having to participate in that one.

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