Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I think I've read more Moon Knight last issues than first ones...


Maybe today's book will catch me up. From 2009, Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1, "Shock and Awe, part 1" Written by Gregg Hurwitz, art by Jerome Opena. This issue also includes a reprint of 1980's Moon Knight #1, "The Macabre Moon Knight!" Written by Doug Moench, art by Bill Sienkiewicz and Frank Springer.

Ugh, Vengeance had four variants and a second printing; yet the series would only run ten issues! While following the previous series, this one would backtrack a little bit: Marc Spector was no longer on the run, out of costume, or completely psychotic. Although he still hears his god Khonshu, his voice is now small and easily ignored. Moon Knight makes a splash stopping a bank robbery in broad daylight--take that, Batman! The cops are pleasantly surprised MK didn't kill or maim the bank robbers, and he even seems to have impressed his long time on-again off-again girlfriend Marlene--whom I love, but should know better.

I read this whole series on Marvel Unlimited some time back, but the next issue has the Sentry vs. Moon Knight; I'm not sure I recall it as being any good. Still, this one was worth grabbing.

4 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

So how does it compare to Huston's run? Its got to be better than Bendis's run right? At least that?

googum said...

I got a Huston trade the other day--"Midnight Sun"--and it's gritty as sand in your shorts. The cyborg villains are a little thin, but Spector is crazy as hell, and yet not as crazy as he'd get; but far less crazy than in today's issue!

It's a Civil War crossover, and both Cap and Iron Man tell him they don't want his crazy on their team.

Dale Bagwell said...

I have most of those issues individually, and it really is awesome though. I have maybe one of the CW tie-ins, not sure.

Dale Bagwell said...

You should definitely be reading Lemire's MK run so. It's really really good so far.