Moon Knight

Avengers #35

by Alan Rapp on August 25, 2020

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Avengers #35 comic reviewThankfully the problematic racial overtunes of the last issue are left behind here as “The Age of Khonshu – Part Three: You Don’t Beat the Devil by Being an Angel” puts to focus back on Khonshu‘s attempts to accumulate power by sending Moon Knight after the Starbrand Baby protected by Iron Man and Carol Danvers. Despite his goal to protect the child, a freaked-out Tony Stark nearly hands the baby over to Moon Knight at the mere mention of Khonshu’s enemy.

Khonshu’s murder of Mephisto appears to have not have stuck as the Moon God is attacked by several different versions of Marvel’s Devil Incarnate. Are Khonsu’s fears about what Mephisto will do to the world well-founded? Or just the excuse needed to seize power and remake the world in his own image?

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Avengers #33

by Alan Rapp on May 28, 2020

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Avengers #33 comic reviewOn the night of a Supermoon, a new storyline begins with Moon Knight targeting the mystical Avengers one-by-one. Avengers #33 opens in the Himalayas where Moon Knight takes down Iron Fist. Making stops to take down Doctor Strange, crush Thor, and steal Ghost Rider‘s car, the former Avenger continues to increase his power.

The issue features Moon Knight is several different looks including the classic all-white costume as the comic comes to an end with the character victorious. The comic doesn’t allow us into the mind of the character for most of the comic, although towards the end it does appear that his multiple personalities are all doing just dandy. And they all appear onboard with the current mission.

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Moon Knight #9

by Alan Rapp on December 20, 2016

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Moon Knight #9 comic reviewFace-to-face with all three of his separate personalities, Marc Spector confronts each of them in hopes of regaining his sanity and taking full control of his life once more. While some go quietly, such as the strange futuristic version of himself obsessed with werewolves, others are less willing to simply fade from existence. All the battles in this issue occur internally in the odd Egyptianized landscape of New York (which is still unclear as to how much of this is real and in Marc’s imagination).

“Incarnations” concludes here with a Moon Knight on firmer ground than we’ve seen him in this series. Finally in control of his own mind, our hero can look to external threats such as Khonshu.

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Moon Knight #8

by Alan Rapp on November 13, 2016

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Moon Knight #8

Moon Knight #8 continues the schizophrenic adventures of our hero. Taking place mostly in Jake Lockley’s reality, the cab driver finds himself under arrest for murder and under suspicion for a series of recent killings. Escaping that reality, Moon Knight slingshots around both onto the movie set as Steven Grant and into the bizarre future fighting space werewolves. As the comic comes to a close, however, things get interesting as all three of his personalities comes face-to-face with Marc Spector back in the “real world” of Egyptian killers and pyramids in the middle of Manhattan. Whatever Marc has planned, he’ll obviously need the help of all aspects of himself to get it done. Worth a look.

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Moon Knight #6

by Alan Rapp on September 8, 2016

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Moon Knight #6After breaking out of the mental hospital and preventing Khonshu from taking over his body it appears things aren’t going to get any easier for Moon Knight. Awaking from the trauma as movie producer Stephen Grant with the institution a hazy half-forgotten memory, Grant begins work producing a new blockbuster summer movie. A movie about… Moon Knight.

Keeping the readers on our toes, Jeff Lemire isn’t willing to let Moon Knight slip completely into one of his old personas when two can do. Without warning, Moon Knight switches from the millionaire producer to the lowly cab driver Jake Lockley who seems equally confused about recent events and the agents of Seth.

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