Moon Knight #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 7, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 11
5.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The new kingpin of L.A. has brought the fight to Moon Knight's front door and now Marc Spector is going to return the favor. Moon Knight unleashes hell on the L.A. underworld in his race to uncover the kingpin's secret identity!! From the Eisner award-winning team that brought you DAREDEVIL and SCARLET.

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Sep 7, 2011

    Moon Knight #5 alleviates some of the problems that were found in issue #4, though it's still jogging at a leisurly pace. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 11, 2011

    Trying to read "Moon Knight" #5 like any other superhero book, even one written by Bendis, doesn't work. It's too skewed, almost written so close to the craziness of its characters that the reader needs to step back and see them for the quasi-losers and weirdos they are. It's not a book about proving one's self or making good, it's just a comic about a screwed up guy who dresses up in a bright white costume and thinks he's awesome. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 14, 2011

    Even if the plot of uncovering the Los Angeles kingpin isn't furthered with the latest issue it there are some entertaining panels. However, because so little movement is made moving the story forward you could easily save $4, skip this issue, and (aside from a couple humorous scenes) not miss anything all that important. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 12, 2011

    Overall, this issue veered wildly between bland and unpleasant for me, with Alex Maleev's art providing the only consistently enjoyable thread for me. I wanted to like Moon Knight, and tried to give the battling personalities thing it's due, but I'm just not feelin' this one. Moon Knight comes across as a nearly blank slate, and even his succumbing to passion with Echo felt forced, while the search for L.A.'s Kingpin felt like a leftover Daredevil script, and a little part of my mind just can't get past the thought that somehow this is trivializing the concept of multiple personalities and/or mental illness. Add to that the 4 dollar price point, and Moon Knight #5 misses the mark for me, even with some nice artwork, earning a confused and distracted 1.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

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