Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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.