Moon Knight #8

Moon Knight #8

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Greg Smallwood Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• It's a hostage situation in a high-rise and Moon Knight must come to the rescue.
•  But in this cel-phone camera society, he's doing it on the world stage!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 1, 2014

    The last couple of pages let us know that something very strange is brewing in this comic, and that something MIGHT just be an ongoing storyline. Im not sure if these stylistic flairs will continue, but Id love to see what else these creators have up their sleeves for how to present that story in different, unique and even bizarre ways. If you liked what MOON KNIGHT was before, theres no reason not to stay right on and see where its going from here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Oct 3, 2014

    Full of intriguing questions, Moon Knight #8 teases the reader with something more than a simple done-in-one caper. Something strange is indeed brewing in New York City, opening up to a possible new arc as Spector must deal with the consequences of this betrayal. Just how this plays out remains to be seen, but I have ample reason to put my faith in this dynamic creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 2, 2014

    This is a very strong sophomore effort from the new team, and it bodes very well for this book's continued health. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Oct 3, 2014

    Wood introduces familiar themes from his previous work (Channel Zero, DMZ) and in the final panels and pages hints at a larger story to come. As a result, you should add this title to your pull-list now. It'll be the talk of the blogs in 6 months time. The continuity provided by Bellaire's colours, which are the best in the business, give this volume a familiar feel while it forges to be different. The storytelling employed in Smallwood within this issue is akin to that of David Aja's in Hawkeye, game-changing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Oct 4, 2014

    Wood and Smallwood have given us a highly entertaining and well put together book. With a unique way to frame and tell their story combined with well written dialogue and a good plot to boot, this is a strong continuation of the new world of ‘Moon Knight'. For anyone who was worried that the book would falter without Ellis at the helm, so far your concern is just as unfounded as mine was. This is still a series worth picking up and is quite easy to enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Oz L Oct 2, 2014

    The changing of creative talent has done nothing to hinder the strong foundation laid by Warren Ellis Himself. This is still one of the best books Marvel has in its roster. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 6, 2014

    Moon Knight fans rejoice, your favorite lunatic is in good hands. After a shaky start as well as the daunting task of filling some enormous shoes, Moon Knight #8 looks to be the start of a confident and entertaining continuation of what was started with the first set of issues. Wood, Smallwood, and Bellaire seem committed to delivering comics that are wholly their own and resisting the urge to ride the coattails of what came before. Moon Knight, as a title, is still tightly plotted, more than a bit violent, and pulpy as all hell, and really, isn't that all we wanted in the first place? If Moon Knight #8 is any indication, we are in for a solid Season Two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Oct 19, 2014

    This issue ultimately left more doors open than closed, but that may not be too bad considering that Wood is clearly steering away from the more disjointed, episodic nature of the first arc in favor of setting up for bigger gears to be put into motion. This issue also marks a pivotal point, as elements from Ellis’s run are recalled and reevaluated in order to signal that change is coming, and I personally can’t wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DreadFury Oct 3, 2014

    I love what a change-of-pace it is to read Moon Knight! A story in a single issue. weird humour. He's a super-hero, but he isn't. Keep up the good work Marvel.

  • 9.0
    DarePool53 Oct 4, 2014

    A gripping story, told from an interesting perspective. Brian Wood appears to be having no trouble carrying the Ellis torch, as he deftly handles Mr. Knight and his ever-alternating personae. This is complemented by the art of Greg Smallwood, who opted, rather boldly, for a very distinct layout - filled competently, once again, by his pencil work. However, from an aesthetic standpoint, I feel it's Jordie Bellaire's colours which truly steal the show. Proceedings, since the first issue, have been steeped in a distinctly noir mood. A lot of modern comics have attempted the gritty street-level style popularised by film and many of them have fallen flat. Moon Knight, however, pulls it off with aplomb - courtesy (mostly, but not exclusively) of Jordie Bellaire. Possibly Marvel's best book at the moment - do yourself a favour and add it to your pull!

  • 9.0
    chubster654 Oct 5, 2014

    Great like always.

  • 9.0
    KesheR Oct 29, 2014


  • 7.5
    DarioV Feb 20, 2015

    Well. Let me say that I preferred Ellis and Shalvey on this book, although the (Small)Wood team is keeping up satisfyingly. This issue had an unusual layout, that's for sure. The lettering were a little too difficult to tell apart, but still colorful and creative. I don't really love Smallwood on this one: he's too sketchy for my taste, but the last few pages redeem him. I like the idea that we are approaching to a more complex project, probably leading to a patient vs. doctor fight that would be awesome.

  • 10
    GlenWizard May 11, 2015

  • 9.5
    Mark Oct 2, 2014

  • 9.5
    eVanDiesel Oct 5, 2014

  • 9.5
    Redeadhood Oct 12, 2014

  • 9.0
    4thofnovember Oct 11, 2014

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Oct 24, 2014

  • 9.0
    porchyg Jan 21, 2015

  • 9.0
    Stallonelythelonely Jan 24, 2015

  • 9.0
    Sploska Feb 29, 2016

  • 8.5
    Andrew Stroke Oct 5, 2014

  • 8.5
    bl0odshot Apr 4, 2015

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