Le Fond (Moon Knight, #1)
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Le Fond (Moon Knight )

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  460 ratings  ·  28 reviews
The Fist of Khonshu is back and badder than ever, courtesy of acclaimed novelist Charlie Huston (Caught Stealing, Six Bad Things) and red-hot, fan-favorite artist David Finch (Avengers). Collects Moon Knight (2006) #1-6.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published April 12th 2007 by Panini Comics (first published 2006)
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I don't consider myself much of a fan of David Finch. I like what he did with Bendis on the Avengers, but not enough to follow him over to DC to read his Batman stuff. But I do really like the visual style he brings to this book. It's how he makes use of Moon Knight, even though he's not in costume that much because this arc is more of a "return" story, although I'm never entirety sure where it is he's returning from? Some pages will be filled with small panels, often building up to a full page...more
The Moon Knight always seemed to me one of those B-list characters who was a pale shadow of the more interesting and well-thought-out dudes. Maybe it's the full face mask and dour personality - doesn't say much, just roams around with his moon-themed gadgets.

Huston took me on a fantastic, brooding journey into the inevitable by-product of years of vigilante justice. I love seeing the rare glimpse into what the life will eventually suck out of such nutjobs - this could just as easily describe wha...more
TJ Shelby
The artwork from Finch was amazing. The story was decent but nothing great. Just another vigilante in the marvel world, of course, in a mentally unstable Egyptian god sort of way.
The Bottom..yes that title does seem apropos for this piece of work that seems to have rocketed from Huston's rear end. Think I'm being too harsh? Well here's some typical dialogue you'll find in Moon Knight:

Marc Spector (Moon Knight): ####! My ####ing legs!

Frenchie (Marc's friend): Marc! Ce qui est erroné?

Marc Spector: My ####ing legs! They're ####ed!

Frenchie: Vous voulez une omelette?

Marc Spector: Bon.

I enjoy dark stories but these days writers of dark stories are more concentrated on how far...more
Xavier Guillaume
Apr 26, 2014 Xavier Guillaume rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mature comic book readers who enjoy gratuitous violence
Shelves: graphic-novel
What the heck did I just read? Moon Knight is so fucked up, I don't even know what to think of it. It seems simple enough. A killer gets double-crossed in Egypt, and dies in the temple of Khonshu, the god of vengeance and the moon. Said god brings him back to life, to do his bidding of killing evil and dishing out just desserts, if by desserts I mean ripped-out throats pie and faces impaled cheesecake. The worst of it all being when Moon Knight cuts off the face of his arch nemesis with a knife...more
This book made a lot of waves for bringing back a fondly remembered C-list character and turning him into a bad mofo vigilante, but it doesn't really hit on all cylinders.
David Finch's art is amazing in all its gruesome detail and the character is given a great deal of psychological depth. (The many secret identities he has used is as damaging to his mind as the years of fighting have been to his body.) And while Charlie Huston is clever and knows how to shock, I just don't think he's fully gras...more
Josh Brock
I hadn't heard of the character before I picked this up at a Camden comic-shop on a rainy day, back in what might have been 2009.
I bought it at the time on a spur of the moment after seeing the gritty and beautiful cover art which reminded me a lot of the way some people would draw Wolverine, particularly in the "Best There is" storyline, and "The Blood Sport".

The dark storyline and the powerful artwork instantly captured me when I began reading.
I love the way the characters are drawn and I lov...more
I've always been a Moon Knight fan since I was a kid, but too often I've been disappointed with how the character is handled in the various incarnations that have appeared (the early 80's series being the one exception).

This series showcases some great art from David Finch, with heavy attention to detail and a very cinematic sense of storytelling. However, the story that's being told by Charlie Huston comes off as a strange, fetishistic tale of violence with an obsessive focus on blood and cutt...more
Aug 28, 2008 James rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like horrible comics.
Marvel tries to find its own Brad Meltzer in Charlie Huston and fails miserably. The book shows promise in the first five pages making you energized about this character that is so much more than a lame Batman rip off. Unfortunately on page six you realize he is just a lame Batman rip off. All the grit added doesn’t make the character interesting it just makes him tired and cliché for a characters rebirth. The twist at the end for the motives of Moon Knight coming out of retirement is intriguing...more
Jeff Raymond
My knowledge of Moon Knight, prior to now, was that he was a playable character in one of the Xbox 360 Marvel games. He had a good attack, and so he seemed cool enough for me, so why not finally read his book?


In some ways, Moon Knight is the Marvel Batman with fewer gadgets and more grit. It's sort of like the Nolan Batman films in some regards, but with more supernatural stuff going on. This book in particular has a noirish flair that works well for it, and the violence is graphic but not ex...more
Moon Knight is sort of a low-rent Batman. Instead of dressing up like a bat he dons tightie whities and pummels criminals half to death. Moon Knight has been in super hero purgatory for awhile, and now he's back, courtesy of crime writer Charlie Huston.

This should be a MAX title, which is Marvel's adult line. The violence is so graphic it is almost pornographic, and it gives the book a vibe that I didn't care for. I wasn't crazy about the characters or storyline, either - the best character is a...more
A story about tragedy and disappointment with god.
The only reason I picked up this book was because it was penned by Mr. Charlie Huston. Brutal, authentic, and emotionally intense, "The Bottom" should have given Moon Knight the reawakening the character needed. The only problem with this book is that it reads more like the characters journal instead of a hero villain story. Normally I'd say that wouldn't be a problem, but after this story arc the title goes off into more villain of the week territory. My suggestion: read this title as a stand a...more
this is some violent, brutal stuff. Charlie Huston's script was not bad actually, but David Finch's post-McFarlance renderings really ain't to my taste. (i'm pretty sure he must have drawn Spawn at some point, right?) I kinda like the Khonsu stuff & Taskmaster's in it, so that's a plus. but I couldn't help but wonder if I would have liked it more if Sienkewicz was drawing it, especially after reading the afterword.
I actually had no real idea what was going on at some points in this book.

I loved the artwork though and the way Houston portrays Spector's insanity.

I just wish I knew WHAT WAS GOING ON!

I may have to read this again.

The violence was grim and the artwork on these parts was especially impressive.


I kind of like it when I'm not sure how I feel about something.... *confusion ensues*
I was totally suckered in by the intense artwork, and the story kept me reading, though it left me feeling a bit empty at the end. This is a re-origin story, six issues of rebooting, so I can forgive the lack of forward momentum. This volume instead plunges into itself with a reinvented hero standing ready at the end. Here's hoping the next volumes live up to all the groundwork this book laid.
i had never read any Moon Knight before, so i picked this up lookig to get into the charicter. while it did make me want to readthe next book, it was mostly becouse i want to se what happens when the charicter isn't brooding all the time. While i can't say it was a bad read, i can't say it was a good one either.
Reprints Moon Knight #1-6. Marc Spector tries to come back from his lowest point and is faced with his god and Taskmaster. The art on Moon Knight is good, the story is ho-hum. There needs to be more going on for the number of issues covered. It seemed a little repetative.
this is a good first foray into the graphic novel/comic arena for pulp writer charlie huston. i am a huge fan of his novels and his writing translates pretty well into comics. moon knight is an interesting read if nothing else. worth checking out for marvel fans.
Ryan Mishap
A confusing resurrection of the title that gives just enough information that you kind of know the background but not enough who the heck all the people are or to makes sense of the time jumping story line. A violent Batman rip-off.
Moon Knight has always been a pretty cool character (Marvel's version of Batman, methinks) but the old comics were kinda lame. The new run by Charlie Huston is AWESOME, and you can label me a subscriber from here on out!!
Intriguing. I'd never read any Moon Knight, and I believe this is a relaunch of the series. It's pretty well done; dealing in backstory in a way that's not too in-depth or too skimpy, good action, good art, interesting story.
Love Charlie Houston's novels so I gave this a try. Tried to like it too, but...
Todd Johnson
Oct 19, 2007 Todd Johnson rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: comic fans
Interesting, but I feel like I need to read volume 2 before passing real judgment.
Finch's artwork was great! Other than that, it was enjoyable, just not special.
A great take on a convoluted and complicated character.

Bushman. The Profile. Taskmaster.
Philip Fracassi
Stupid, overwrought garbage.

Skip it.
Jack marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2014
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Charlie Huston is an American author of Noircrime fiction. However, according to a recent interview with Paradigm, he prefers to be classified as a writer of Pulp, due to how he writes.
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