Thursday, April 10, 2014

Moon Knight #2

Continuing the trend started in last month's first issue, writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shalvey offer another story where the themes dovetail into that of our main character but the crimes and villains of the piece take center stage. Moon Knight #2 focuses on the inner monologue of a screwed-over Special Forces soldier turned sniper looking for vengeance against those who he blames for his misfortunes.

Although given his own story Moon Knight would be likely to feel for the character, Ellis once again plays the story detached as the reader is given more information than the hero whose always complicated inner monologue has still yet to make an appearance.

Although it means we get a story where Moon Knight is only in about half the comic, the story works well. I'm enjoying the art of Shalvey, but I really dislike the new more functional (i.e. New 52ish) black-and-white costume (reminding me a bit of Eppy Thatcher as well) instead of the character's traditional (i.e. way cooler) all-white garb. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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