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Le Fond (Moon Knight)

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  655 Ratings  ·  46 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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Mar 10, 2011 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Darkness Charlie Murphy.
This is not a sunny book.
Marc Spector is a broken mentally unwell man.
The last name isn't a coincidence...a Spectre, the avatar of his Egyptian God, wherein he becomes Moon Knight.

However, he isn't here, he's pain pill addicted, dishevelled and wheelchair using. His friends he has pushed away, and he's haunted by the one time he took vengeance too far and lost the mantle.

This is a great look at what happens when the dark "heroes" stop. This is easily Batman, Punisher, Dar
Marc Spector was once Moon Knight, the avatar of the Egyptian moon/revenge god Khonshu. Recently he has hit bottom, brooding in his room and staring at his Khonshu statue. His former partner Frenchie asks to see him, who is then attacked in the street. Things begin to get a little weird when Marc learns that his friend never requested to see him... Marc's origin story is recapped as the sinister Committee hires the Profile and Taskmaster to prevent Marc from becoming Moon Knight once again.

I kne
May 18, 2014 Anthony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: digital
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
Oct 04, 2015 Ailed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I like me some gore! I definitely will be reading more Moon Knight, this guy doesn't pull punches which makes sense if he is the incarnation of Khonshu: God of Vengeance.

(...) I don't wear the white to hide myself.
I wear it so they'll see me coming.
So they'll know who it is.
'Cause when they see the white, it doesn't matter how good a target I am.
Their hands shake so bad, they couldn't hit the moon.
Aug 06, 2011 Nathan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 26, 2016 ekin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
marvel's batman! no, seriously. i've heard it before but now i'm sure. this is marvel's take on batman. (or daredevil. or iron-man. i don't know. all of these heroes are carbon copies of each other anyway.)

but when you get a ultra rich guy with a hidden lair under his mansion wearing a weird suit screaming "vengeance!!" every two pages, it's hard NOT to think about bruce wayne. he even has his little mooncopter and crescent darts. the characters are similar too. in a way. they are both human in
Shannon Appelcline
How is Huston's new Moon Knight great? Let me count the ways!

Most importantly, it's dark and disturbing, a feeling that's reflected in both the writing and the artwork. This is a Marc Spector who is unbalanced in multiple ways, and Huston doesn't shy away from that. Though Huston pushes Spector into a very different situation, without much of his classic setup, he still is very true to Moon Knight's origins —covering everything from Marlene and Bushmaster to the Committee. Finally, we get some g
Aug 28, 2015 Alazzar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I came across Moon Knight in the same way I came across Daredevil and Black Panther: I just picked a random, sort of dorky-seeming superhero I knew little about but thought looked cool. I then searched for what the Internet seems to believe is the character's best storyline, and dove in.

One thing I'm noticing about this process is that each new superhero I look into is more obscure than the previous. With Daredevil, I knew he was blind, had radar-senses, and was a lawyer by day. With Black Panth
Arno Callens
May 30, 2015 Arno Callens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel-comics
If this were a television show, it would probably start with a monologue voice-over, going something like this: "My name is Marc Spector, and I am nuts. To make up for my past mistakes I have become the avatar of Khonshu, the Egyptian god of vengeance. Recently I've crossed a line and killed someone, and now I'm haunted by the vision of the man I've murdered. Is he real? Is Khonshu real? Am I even real? I don't know, but I do know that I am ... Moon Knight."

God I hope this becomes a television s
Jonathan Schildbach
I actually read this back when the individual issues first came out, but decided a re-reading was in order when the latest issues were dubbed one of the best comics of 2014 The way the story is laid out here can be a bit confusing--it's very 'cinematic'--meaning there are overlapping scenes and dialog that can take some patience to sort out. Still, this is one of my favorite books overall. David Finch, who worked on the 'Dark Knight' comics, worked on this--and that is evident in the artwork. A ...more
TJ Shelby
Feb 20, 2011 TJ Shelby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel
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.
Thiago d'Evecque
Jun 14, 2016 Thiago d'Evecque rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um "super-herói" esquizofrênico, na casa dos quarenta, alcoólatra e viciado em remédios volta à ativa depois de espancarem seu amigo. Marc Spector foi transformado em avatar da vingança do deus egípcio da lua, Khonshu, mas não sabemos se o deus realmente existe ou se é um delírio de Spector.

Gostei dos primeiros volumes, quero ver onde isso vai dar. Uma trama e um personagem bem sombrios, mas o diálogo às vezes é ruim demais, cheio de palavrão como se isso desse um tom adulto pra história. O que
Apr 30, 2015 Oscar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a lesser known superhero writers can use Moon Knight to tell some interesting stories that aren't so easy to do with the big hitters. I've never been too familiar with Moon Knight, and this is the first complete volume of his that I've read.

It takes places after the previous Moon Knight series, and he's been out of action for a while, stewing in misery and despair. He's more of an anti-hero than anything given his tendencies to violence and his strange obsession with serving an Egyptian god.
Xavier Guillaume
Apr 26, 2014 Xavier Guillaume rated it liked it  ·  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
Jul 28, 2007 Jordan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel_comics
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
Marc Spector has hit the bottom. He's been badly injured and has lost all his friends. His archenemy is stalking him or he's going crazy or something. Lots of blood and violence and darkness for Marvel. Plus, having no idea anything Moon Knight was about, I was pretty lost. The story was rushed and jumbled, but the artwork was fitting. I could somewhat follow Spector's arc and I'm interested enough to see where the series goes.
Mike O'Brien
I actually enjoyed this a lot, but only as a set up. The story itself isn't that great. There is a lot of character development here (except for the villains) and looks like there is a lot to build on. Hopefully the second volume will feature a better story with Moon Knight in character, not just rebuilding himself.
The artwork by Finch and Miki is stunning, so 5/5 in that department.
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
Feb 09, 2008 Rusty rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 28, 2008 James rated it did not like it  ·  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
It seemed like an introduction to the character of Moon Knight, which I guess it alright, but there wasn't much action. There also wasn't much dialogue; it was mostly narration
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
Sean Chick
Jul 23, 2015 Sean Chick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most super hero tales bore me but so far this one is good. Moon Knight is a difficult character: insane, powerful, and pathetic. The art is top notch and the writing is solid. Can't wait to read more.
May 03, 2008 George rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
Oct 12, 2014 Holly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I liked the drawings a lot, but the story was weak.
Jul 02, 2014 Rodolfo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
A story about tragedy and disappointment with god.
Dec 22, 2008 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 01, 2016 Annasara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, read-2016
Som en mer sinnessjuk batman-kopia. Jag gillar't!
Jan 25, 2008 Jamil rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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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