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Essential Moon Knight, Vol. 2

(Essential Moon Knight #2)

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Black Spectre, Stained Glass Scarlet, the White Crusader, all pale before the light of the Moon Knight! The Fist of Khonshu dives headfirst into third world terrorism, costumed clownery and cold-blooded cultists with their hearts set on the blood of his long-time co-star, Werewolf by Night! Also guest-starring Daredevil, the Thing and Brother Voodoo! Plus Marc Spector's me ...more
Paperback, Essential, 608 pages
Published October 17th 2007 by Marvel (first published April 1st 1983)
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Amanja
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Did not finish. I made it through issue 20 but have decided to not continue this run. I was fine trying to power through when it was just boring and confusing but it started to also get kinda sexist and racist and I just don't want to keep trying, it's not gonna get better.

In the first book of this run moonknight was underdeveloped but had an interesting team behind him. They've strayed away from that format and focused just on moonknight but what the eff are his powers anyway? For someone rein
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Quentin Wallace
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really good stuff. Some of the stories are very much the standard of the time (melodramatic, a little overwritten) but most of the art is classic. It does look like Bill Sienkiewicz is doing his best Neal Adams impression, but even at that it's great art. And there are some really good stories mixed in too. This series works really well in black and white. It's a cross between the Marvel Supernatural stories and the Marvel superhero stories of the time, which is a pretty cool combo.

In this volum
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UltraHero
Jul 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: marvel
Unlike Batman, he isn't perfect, sometimes he loses a fight & sometimes the bad guy gets the upper hand. I thought that made him more interesting & the stories better. He has way too many secret identities but that's part of his journey to define himself. He fights all sorts of random villains: terrorists, mercenaries, street criminals & a few costumed guys. I liked his first moon-copter better than the 2nd one.

You really got your money's worth back then, individual issues were longer & the stor
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Jens
Oct 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Batman-fans, pulp fans
Shelves: comics
The first 30 issues of Moon Knight were among the best that was published in comics. The stories by Doug Moench were generally not groundbreaking but offered solid action-adventure/pulp entertainment, with the occasional gem (such as "Hit It," which is included in this collection). What raised the series far beyond the norm was the incredible art by Bill Sienkiewicz, which was far ahead of its time.

As with all of Marvel's Essential collections, the 20 comics collected in this volume are in black
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Jordan Risebury-Crisp
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
I read Essential Moon Knight 1 a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. You could track the development of Moon Knight and the supporting cast through the book as subsequent issues were published.

What became clear, from reading the first few issues of this collection, is that Moench must have felt like there had been enough characterization and it was ok to write rather standard, sometimes turgid, stories issue after issue.

In this 20 issue collection, there's only 1/5 that really stand out and are
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Steve Quinn
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
The art? Really great. The writing? Just wretched. Almost undreadable.
Professor
Feb 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Unfortunately I came in on Volume 2 and not Volume 1, but it was an interesting read nonetheless-Moon Knight goes back and forth from more supernatural/super powered threats and things like terrorists, but I enjoyed how he never seems to have a real handle on the superhero game, unlike, say, someone like Batman, who ALWAYS at least thinks he knows what he's doing. The multiple identity thing is also and interesting feature. I can't say I loved the character or the books, which suffer from some " ...more
Franklin Arbour
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Perhaps the only Bronze Age Marvel Essentials book to suffer from lack of color. The draw of Moon Knight (this period) was definitely Bill Sienkiewicz's art. Moon Knight's bottom of the totem pole status and relatively mature readership gave its art department a lot of room to experiment. It is disheartening to see Sienkiewicz's beautiful water colors and oils rendered as black and white line drawings. What we're left with is a Bronze Age Batman deconstruction that doesn't quite leave the reader ...more
Steven
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
The original Moon Knight, Batmanesque, stories.
j_ay
Jun 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
astounding, classic art by Bill Sienkiewicz, but mediocre stories.
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Doug Moench, is an American comic book writer notable for his Batman work and as the creator of Black Mask, Moon Knight and Deathlok. Moench has worked for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics and many other smaller companies; he has written hundreds of issues of many different comics, and created dozens of characters, such as Moon Knight. In 1973, Moench became the de facto lead writer for ...more

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