Moon Knight Vol. 1 (Moon Knight)
The wait is over! Moon Knight is here...like you've never seen him before! And we mean NEVER! The Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev tear into the mythos of Moon Knight with the same verve and derringdo they brought to Daredevil. A MARVELOUS reinterpretation of one of the most enigmatic characters in Marvel history starts right here!
Collecting Moon Knight issue
I know what I'm doing.
Do you, Mr. Moon Knight? Do you really?
Because I don't think you do.
I think you're a jackass mental patient with a penchant for getting your ass handed to you by everyone you meet.
While wearing a white outfit.
Why? Why are you wearing white?! Idiot!
Dirt, road grease, and all of the random gore (from your multiple ass-kickings) will be impossible to get out!
I don't give a shit what the Oxyclean guy says, nothing gets copious amounts of blood out of fabric.
And, to top it o ...more
He invades a strip club dressed as Spider-Man (the costume is worn over his Moon Knight outfit) and ...more
OVERALL GRADE: B plus.
A solid read but not my favorite. Moon Knight is nuts. He hears voices, hallucinates, fights villains way above his ability. But he's funny, or at least he tries to be.
One thing this seriously lacks is mythology, considering how "alternative" the character. There a few pages of flashback but largely his origin is skipped, which I feel most people don't know about. Moon Knight instead feels more like a mental patient than a vengeful spirit.
I don't love the artwork. Occasionally it can be stark a ...more
Moon Knight is on the west coast producing a TV show based on his life. His newest psychosis is his split personalities are Wolverine, Spiderman an ...more
Bendis does a stellar job of continuing that work, and making it believable - not the constant torture of the demons day and night, but pulling on Marc just when he's running internal monologue. Like we all do, only this is a bit more...pronounced.
I really like the tightrope tha ...more
And you know what? It was freaking awesome!
I've never read any Moon Knight before, or much Marvel if I'm being completely honest...don't shoot me I'm making a conscious effort here! I had heard some really cool things about this character so I thought I'd give it a go ...more
Ah so this is why people like Bendis, I was beginning to think I was the only comic book fan on the planet that wasn't completely head over heels for everything with his name on the cover.
Man what a batshit crazy dude Marc Spector is but he still somehow manages to not completely show it to the other Avengers. I mean they get whiffs of it here and there and handle him w/ kid gloves at times but if they only knew how bonkers he really is they'd throw him in a padded cell. I thin ...more
Also, I liked how this book shows how the Avengers were build ...more
This new version is ok. I'm not crazy about how he's written, or drawn. Part of what I liked as a kid was the "look". It's not the same in this version-his costume is the same, but the art work is not.
This version of Moon Knight seems to have schizophrenia. The story opens with a gimmick, which for me grows old qui ...more
I was bothered by the fact that Marc Spe ...more
A person with Multiple Personality Disorder (Or whatever it's called now) does not develop 'new' personalities just from hanging out with other superheroes. So just in general this book is horribly researched.
Saying that, this book is very... Bendisy. Lots of talking heads, and such. It also SUPPOSEDLY ties into Age of Ultron, but the only tie in is a lost Ultron head.
The evolution of Moon Knight's character is particularly interesting. He admits that he's trying out new things, and though I can see why long-time fans might have preferred to s ...more
There are two Moon Knights, and no writer has yet brought them together into a whole. Heck, most of the writers have ill-served Moon Knight. Early on, he was a testing ground for those who, in their more mature writing, would re-create Batman during the 1980s, finally stripping him of the silly-sixties patina (albeit laying a framework that has been impossible to break since then, every writer wanting to make an even grittier and grittier Batman.)
Bendis was one of the first comics writers I really liked -- I have the first 60 or so issues of Powers which, coincidentally, came out right when I started reading comics. Since Bendis has become the Marvel mega-writer, I've been less interested just because I'm less interested in these established characters. But After I read the Warren Ellis Moon Knight, I discovered that Bendis took a crack at the character just a cou ...more
This is also my first experience with Echo, and she might fast become a favourite. I can't wait to go back and read her Daredevil appearances. A deaf, minority supe ...more
It's a Brian Michael Bendis vehicle, and it bears many of his hallmarks, good and bad. Everyone in our story seems reasonably intelligent, which is a positive, but the ...more
Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot ...more