Moon Knight

Moon Knight

1, Lunatic

Book - 2016
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Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years... or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime's worth of medical records, his whole identity (indentities) are called into question. Something is wrong, but is that something Marc Spector himself? Jeff Lemire (EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN) and rising star Greg Smallwood are calling everything you know about Moon Knight into question.


Publisher: New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2016]
ISBN: 9780785199533
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,chiefly color illustrations ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Lunatic


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forbesrachel Apr 21, 2017

First things first, Lemire's Moon Knight is not like Warren Ellis', and in the end, your tastes will dictate which you prefer. When Ellis revived this little known anti-hero, he did so with aplomb. His style brought out the bad-ass and suave aspects of the character, and the artist's bold use of colour and style, gave the comic a look unlike anything else Marvel had out. Lemire's Moon Knight plays up the lead's mental instability, which works in the context, and while the art also distinguishes itself from other comics, it can't compare in originality to the previous take. Smallwood's (and the guest artists') style does complement this new vision though; linework and shadows are fuzzy, colour palettes switch between a grounded set and an otherworldly set as Marc's vision is altered, and borderless panels are separated only by white space. All this visualizes Marc's mind. Volume one also shows that this will be a linear story rather than episodic content. It has a few twists in it, and the final one will have you questioning everything that just happened. Following such an end, it will be interesting to see where the series moves from here.

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Mar 21, 2017

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