Monday, March 14, 2022

Devil's Reign: Moon Knight #1

A tie-in issue to Marvel's Devil's Reign, Devil's Reign: Moon Knight #1 catches up to Moon Knight in prison. Not huddled with the other heroes incarcerated by Wilson Fisk and the Thunderbolts, Marc Spector spends his time frightening those he put in prison and eventually working his way into the facility's secret underground fight club.

While there is some early humor with our hero fucking with the inmates, the comic's main purpose is to focus on Moon Knight's brutality (something which his current surroundings only heighten). This isn't my favorite version of the character, but the bloody story does work. And, we discover he has a reason for allowing his capture in seeking out one particular thug and making sure he never leave prison to trouble his wife and daughter again. Now that the job is finished, what's next for Moon Knight? And is the world ready for what has been reawoken in him in prison?

[Marvel, $4.99]

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