his work on Thunderbolts (Vol. 2) and Secret Avengers (Vol. 1) and enjoyed the heck out of those stories. I took it at face value when I read all of the positive reviews about Ellis' work and felt confident that, coming into this new Moon Knight series, I would enjoy it at the least. He ensured us that he's going to respect the character's rich history when he carves his own path with this book. After reading issue #1, I am extremely satisfied with his work and respect.
|We call this the "Mr. Knight Strut."|
|DID means "Dissociative Identity Disorder," if you're wondering.|
|Mr. Knight is so suave with his fancy dance moves.|
|This is quickly becoming readers' favorite quote from the book.|
|Yeah, I know. That's how I felt, too, when I got to the end.|
This was a stellar start to what is sure to be a successful Moon Knight and All-New Marvel NOW! comic book series. With an all-star team at the helm for an undetermined length of time (hopefully for a few trades' worth of issues!), Moon Knight may finally get the attention and notoriety he's been waiting for and deserves. Oh, and Lowe's idea for the "Going Postal" letters column is novel and nostalgic: instead of emailing letters for print in future Moon Knight issues, fans are being asked to hand write their letters and send them to the editorial offices via postal mail. You can bet your firstborn I'll be writing in!
Moon Knight #1 gets 4.5 stars out of 5 for the truly epic writing and storytelling, and 5 stars out of 5 for the equally superior artwork. This is a definite must-buy for Moon Knight fans and casual/new readers alike. Look forward to another review with next month's issue.
Oh, and before I forget: if you can't get enough of Moon Knight, I highly recommend playing Marvel Heroes, Marvel's Free-to-Play MMOARPG. Gazillion Entertainment and Secret Identity Studios just released a playable Moon Knight character last Friday, and I've been progressing him through the story and levels. This video game version of him is the best yet. His power sets are perfect for the character (short of cutting off the faces of his enemies, which I wanted to do so much!), he's great at crowd control, and Troy Baker does a superb job at voice acting for both Moon Knight and Khonshu, whose eerie presence sometimes chimes in during a fight. You can purchase Moon Knight in his "Classic Costume" or get his Hero Pack for the additional "Secret Avengers" costume, a special storage box for the character, a Retcon Device, and a few Fortune Cards. If you've been playing Marvel Heroes and have been accumulating Eternity Splinters, you can also purchase him in-game for 400 Eternity Splinters.
Liked the new and improved Mr. Knight? What did you like most about this issue, and what are you looking forward to from this series? Will you be mailing in to "Going Postal"? Let us know in the comments section below!