Devil's Reign: Moon Knight #1

Event\Storyline: Devil's Reign Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Frederico Sabbatini Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 9, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 24
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Mar 13, 2022

    Overall, Devil's Reign: Moon Knight #1 is an action packed issue that shows why Marc Spector is so terrifying. The story by MacKay is astounding. The art by the creative team is amazing. Altogether, this book will get fans excited for his Disney+ debut. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 9, 2022

    Devils Reign: Moon Knight #1 is a superhero fight club. Its a heavy metal, ultra-violent one-shot that releases a lot of the pent-up tension that has come from this event. MacKays writing is disturbing but darkly funny and shows why Moon Knight is respected but not liked. The art is sensational and is influential in denoting the tone of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 15, 2022

    Moon Knight takes the cliche of "they're locked in here with me" to an intense and frightening extreme. It largely works, outside of a few character models that are overly cartoonish. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Evan Valentine Mar 9, 2022

    While Jed MacKay has proved himself to have an excellent handle on Mr. Knight, Sabbatini on art feels somewhat misplaced in a story that is meant to be grim and gritty within a maximum-security prison. It's a minor quibble considering that the story really works here, but giving this tale a darker approach when it came to the art would have elevated it to new heights. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 14, 2022

    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? Read Full Review

  • 10
    MoonKnight313 Mar 10, 2022

    Jed MacKay does NOT miss. The writing is so superb in this issue. It's unreal. The art is a little off putting at first but I really enjoyed it in the 2nd half of the book. It doesn't seem to have much to do with the actual event but dammit it's one hell of a self contained Moonie issue.

  • 9.5
    SurvivorLiv Mar 14, 2022

    The story of this issue is amazing. The art did not initially work for me but the sequences towards the end, especially the final fight, work very well artistically.

  • 9.0

    This is a great little stand alone Moon Knight issue. If you're reading MacKay's Moon Knight run, you should definitely also read this. The writing is great. The art is okay, but it doesn't really fit the tone this issue has going for it.

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Mar 13, 2022

    This was a really good story that really picked up momentum as towards the end

  • 9.0
    KaijuSHENANIGANS Mar 9, 2022

    The story and art are at extreme odds in this book. Otherwise I would give it a 10, because the story is that good. Sabbatini's art isn't bad, its just entirely miscast. Moon is a force of nature here, reminds of Rorschach and the watchmen prison escape. If we had Alessandro Cappuccio on the art, or any other number of available artists, we are looking at a classic moon knight one shot. Which it still is, by way of script if you ask me, even if it ends up looking like a Saturday morning cartoon. What a huge missed opportunity.

  • 9.0
    Afre Mar 9, 2022

    Sabbatini's art felt messy or unfinished at times. But that is my only problem with this. I really liked this one.

  • 8.5
    maljoss Mar 12, 2022

    This is a great stand-alone story that fits well within the context of the regular Moonknight series.The story is relatively simple, but has some flourishes, and some memorable panels - particularly the fogged glass. McKay has been consistently above-par with Moonknight. He brings back another character from Marvel history - Man Mountain Marko, and gives him his just deserts. The art team was adequate, a bit better than what you'd expect for an event-tie in. The characters were sketchy, but the story telling and composition were strong. I enjoyed this comic, and recommend it

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Mar 12, 2022

    pretty good. I liked it.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 21, 2022

    This is a fun -- dark, but fun -- Moon Knight side-quest. The gradual reveal that Marc has his own agenda is terrific. The way his character changes in prison is cool. Moon Knight #9 already shows that his "wild dog" period doesn't last, though.

    I loathe this art style. The manga-esque designs, the lack of detail, that dumb ink spatter everywhere -- ugh. And yet, Federico Sabbatini demonstrates strong visual storytelling skills. This art is effective at conveying both emotion and action. I might not LIKE how it does the job, but it does the job.

    My rating barely hits "good comics" territory. It's not just my subjective distaste for the art. The front half of the script isn't nearly as good as the back half; it's slow more

  • 7.5

    The writing was 10/10 OUTSTANDING! Jed Mackay is killing it with Moon Knight. Unfortunately the art came nowhere near to matching the story to the point that it became severely distracting. While Mackay tells a dark story, the art is a vibrant anime style that would be more fitting in something like Power Rangers or a teenage drama, and does not adequately portray either the sinister prison environment or the effect of that environment on Spector’s mad regression to back to being a dog of war.

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Mar 13, 2022

    The story was decent, but the art was horrible for this story.

  • 10
    Radar Apr 1, 2022

  • 9.5
    ds Mar 10, 2022

  • 9.0
    wesshamu Apr 1, 2022

  • 9.0
    KittyNone Mar 14, 2022

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Mar 9, 2022

  • 8.5
    matmene Jan 11, 2023

  • 8.5
    K-23 Jun 6, 2022

  • 8.5
    iPodwithnomusic Mar 28, 2022

  • 8.0
    Drasek83 Jul 19, 2022

  • 8.0
    Phil B. Mar 9, 2022

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Mar 10, 2022

  • 7.0
    Kiper602 Oct 26, 2022

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