Moon Knight #1

Moon Knight #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 4, 2011 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The wait is over! Moon Knight is here...like you ' ve never seen him before! And we mean NEVER! The Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev tear into the mythos of Moon Knight with the same verve and derring-do they brought to Daredevil. A MARVELOUS reinterpretation of one of the most enigmatic characters in Marvel history starts right here!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Rafael Gaitan May 8, 2011

    The BIG SHOTS campaign is a re-launch of some of Marvel's heaviest hitters, and this issue is a potent volley. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 6, 2011

    I admit that I picked this issue up without much enthusiasm, but they've sold me - I'll be anxiously waiting for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 4, 2011

    This is a different take on Moon Knight, stretching the Marvel Universe over to the left coast and giving both Moon Knight and Marc Spector new purpose. It's not a spectacular book by any means, but it is a very good one. I'll definitely be checking back in with this title. Bendis leaves a nice little bit at the end of this first issue that calls a great deal of the issue into question. It's not a surprise by any means, but it is a pleasant affirmation that things in this book may not be completely predictable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk May 5, 2011

    Despite the problems it might present for someone not familiar with the character, Bendis lays the groundwork for a good opening storyline for the series. The artwork is unique, fits the tone of the book perfectly, and is well worth appreciating on its own merits outside of any story context. A strong start for a series that I hope will continue to pick up steam as it matures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - May 5, 2011

    Moon Knight #1 is a rather low-key start to what I think will wind up being a ballsy adventure, but it delivers on the expectations that we've come to expect from this particular creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland May 11, 2011

    I wanted to love this, and I was ok with it, even with the continuity glitch, right up to that last page. I don't want Marc Spector: madman. I want Moon Knight, the hero. At this point, it's really open to interpretation whether the first meeting with the Avengers, where he actually got some respect from both Cap and Spidey, even happened. I don't need another story where you're always going to be wondering "Ok, is this happening, or is he in the Land of Make Believe?" I really hope they get this insanity issue squared away, or I, for one, will drop this book at the end of the first arc. It's ok, though, it's Moon Knight. With Marvel lately, it will probably be cancelled and yet another new series announced within a year. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples May 11, 2011

    Moon Knight #1 exhibits 6 thups, 4 puts, 3 buddas, 3 cracks, 2 clangs, 1 rrrumble, 1 kerplunk, 1 vvrooommmm followed shortly after by a vvrooom, a bam, a crunch, a whump and a fump. There are also 2 chest shootings, 2 chest kickings 2 crushed skulls, 1 game of catch-the-van, and a fist, Moonarang and fire extinguisher to the face and 1 executive producer credit for Marc Spector. 3.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 7, 2011

    First issue has a lot of promise, but fell a little flat with a predictable ending everyone saw coming and the unnecessary amount of time spent building up to said ending. Otherwise, a promising start to the new series with a capable creative team. Should be interesting to see where they go from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill May 8, 2011

    So, had her series continued under Bendis (without that nice Avengers welcome mat), she'd probably still be on the run, betrayed, nude, and stalked by murderous family members. Moon Knight is more of a loner; he just has to contend with his own mental instability, and a self-destructive urge to test himself against stronger foes. I guess that passes for heroism now, but this book is going to need a bigger agenda to really make it worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace May 8, 2011

    That sequence aside, Maleev's work is pretty good here--if not quite as great as it is on Scarlet--and combined with Bendis's twist ending (which isn't much of a twist if you've seen any of the advance promotion for the series) it's probably enough to encourage me to come back for at least another issue. However, this first issue isn't the runaway success that it could have been, and I wouldn't be surprised if we see another re-launch of the character within a couple of years. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 10, 2011

    The story (even with the issue addressed above) is good, but I wasn't that impressed with the art by Alex Maleev which isn't as strong as the art from Vengeance of the Moon Knight (the character's last ongoing title). I'm also far from sold on the $4 price-tag which is pretty damn pricey for a Moon Knight story. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirby May 7, 2011

    First issue has a lot of promise, but fell a little flat with a predictable ending everyone saw coming and the unnecessary amount of time spent building up to said ending. Otherwise, a promising start to the new series with a capable creative team. Should be interesting to see where they go from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 4, 2011

    Bendis sets this series up as a crime book with trappings of the super-hero genre, and it's a wise move. Bendis first grabbed people's attention with his independent crime comics. Furthermore, there's the promise of the exploration of Marc Spector's fractured psyche, and if there's one thing Bendis does well, it's exploring damaged characters (just see Alias for proof). Yes, there's a lot of promise in this first issue - especially on the final page - but as far as this first chapter is concerned, that promise is (as yet) unfulfilled. This was a bit of a lackluster start, but there's enough in it to get me to look at the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young May 8, 2011

    Instead, I found this first issue to contain several clichs, a weak and nebulous plot catalyst (Spector is told by three other heroes to go do something about someone who is active somewhere in the area and then report back to us), and a confusing action sequence. Now that I know that the entire issue may (or may not) have been the equivalent of a dream (yet another clich, albeit one with a multiple-personality twist), I am still not going to return for the second issue. Read Full Review

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