Moon Knight #2

Moon Knight #2

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 20
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The best new comic of 2014 continues with a story that has to be experienced to be believed!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 2, 2014

    While only two issues in, this has been on of the best Marvel NOW! titles to hit shelves. Ellis is a writer who will take chances with his storytelling and Declan Shalvey is doing great work with the art. This has all the making to be an excellent series for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Apr 5, 2014

    Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire are doing a terrific job with this new Moon Knight series and I know I am not the only one who is excited to see more from these three. At the end if each issue however I'm left wondering if the next one will be the start of an actual consistent story arc because I'm curious to see their take on it with this new Moon Knight. For the time being though, I am content with that they've given us so far and can't wait for more! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Apr 2, 2014

    If youre not reading Moon Knight, you should be. Its gritty, intriguing, and one of the most visually engaging books Ive seen from Marvel in a long time. Another great issue from an already amazing title, and this team is only getting started. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 2, 2014

    Very well done. The pacing is exceptional and should keep you on the edge of your seat like a nice thriller. The cinematic nature of the story helps too and it's very much like a done in one episode of your favorite TV show. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Apr 3, 2014

    Warren Ellis' focus on weird crime has thus far been an excellent use of Moon Knight. Having two issues now to look at, I wonder if Mr. Ellis is using villains and murderers from the same background as Marc Specter for some greater purpose. Mercenaries and Soldiers who were betrayed and abandoned seem dangerously close to the origin of our hero. This would work a lot better building a rouges gallery of his own, but for that to happen, an enemy would need to survive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Apr 4, 2014

    "Moon Knight" is quickly becoming required reading even as the series just starts to set the stage. Watching Ellis, Shalvey and Bellaire work together is more akin to watching a group conduct an orchestra than a team of writer and artists. Moon Knight is a very high concept that has been attempted by many and failed by just as many. It's a different take from anything the character has been before and so far it looks like once everyone is introduced, this series is going to be like going to the symphony of destruction. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Apr 4, 2014

    Moon Knight is a beautiful, thought-provoking comic book that doesnt read like your average cape and cowl tale. If youre willing to stretch out of your comfort zone and try something weird, you need to take a look. It tastes good, I promise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Apr 5, 2014

    Well it isn't here but I suspect this is going to be one of the larger takes on his multiple personalities to date. As his usually have one dominant at a time, I'm wondering if we're seeing a different take where we are going to be following different personalities in charge. The Detective, The Super Hero, and possibly another? That would be a refreshing take on a character to having his problems show up so prominantly for a change. I have to knock it down half a point from perfection for the abrupt change in the character only because we don't yet know how this Moon Knight is going to play out. If it is abundantly clear that this will be the norm, I have no problems with that and happily run with it in the future. Only time will tell! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 5, 2014

    Moon Knight is definitely shaping up to becoming a must-read book in Marvel's catalogue. It's clear that Ellis doesn't plan to follow any sort of predictable path issue to issue and so far, both issues have been self-contained ones. This is definitely an issue to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Apr 4, 2014

    Ellis and Shalvey's “Moon Knight” is an uncertain ride between the line of what's real and what's not. Dreamlike in the most literal of sense (though I doubt the ending is a fake-out of any sort, it feels almost eerily clean, like when you need to wake up from a nightmare and everything resolves itself in seconds.) Removed of the certainty that drives other caped heroes, Moon Knight has become more singular than he's ever been in a world that feels one-degree away of falling apart before our eyes. And for all we know it very well might. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 2, 2014

    Delcan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire make this issue. The story itself is mildly interesting, but certainly not enough to draw you into the comic. What grabs you and holds your attention is the beautifully orchestrated art. The extended chase sequence is amazing and nearly silent. There's no sound effects and a minimal dose of dialogue. It's as if Ellis knew to just step back and let the art team take the reigns. Moon Knight #2 looks even better than Moon Knight #1, which is no small feat. This is one mesmerizing comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Apr 3, 2014

    Will I check out issue #3 of Moon Knight to see if our hero actually starts to act like the hero I'm guessing he's supposed to be? Yes, I will. Warren Ellis has intrigued me here. But if the next issue of Moon Knight follows the same trajectory of insisting that we are all helpless slaves, and there's no point in even trying to fight for what is right over what is wrong, then what's the point of continuing to read Moon Knight? I'll read the next issue to see if our hero starts to fight for the real-world good guys, but if he's happy to just stay in the shadows and fight Marvel's tired old cast of anachronistic and ill-defined bad guys, then this is a book that I'll no longer have any interest in reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 2, 2014

    In an almost odd-fashion, we get another self-contained story. These days it feels like most stories are written into nice neat story arcs that can easily be collected in trades. We get a haunting story of Moon Knight coming across a sniper. The ending is a little abrupt but this wasn't really a story that would need a second part, perhaps just another page or two. This is a great issue of MOON KNIGHT that anyone can easily pick up. Check it out. You'll dig it for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 5, 2014

    Moon Knight #2 is a little light on content, but the style easily counts it among the best comics of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Apr 25, 2014

    This is another solid issue of Moon Knight. This series has gotten off to a great start, with Ellis and Shalvey demonstrating that they have more than enough to make this title jump to the top of your pull list each month. With Moon Knight, it's clear that you should never know what to expect " other than to expect something truly entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Oct 20, 2014

    This series steadily gaining steam, even two issues in, and despite the episodic nature of the first two issues already foreshadows to the potential of a larger overarching plot to come. This is truly great stuff y’all, don’t miss out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 10, 2014

    Although it means we get a story where Moon Knight is only in about half the comic, the story works well. I'm enjoying the art of Shalvey, but I really dislike the new more functional (i.e. New 52ish) black-and-white costume (reminding me a bit of Eppy Thatcher as well) instead of the character's traditional (i.e. way cooler) all-white garb. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 3, 2014

    This book has it all - except for a fully realized lead character. Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire continue to make a great name for themselves drawing Moon Knight, even if the story he's in could feature any one of the hundreds of heroes in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Synthozoid Apr 11, 2014

    A simple yet exciting done-in-one. A lot of blank space on the page, but I understand why they did it.

  • 8.5
    the green death Apr 9, 2014

    Its a triumph of style over content, but with style this lovely, you won't feel short changed.

  • 8.5
    DarioV Feb 1, 2015

    My man Warren Ellis. He's just a master at creating something simple and yet unseen in the industry. This book was the classic 20 pages long, but it felt like a 10-paged one because of the lack in talking, which is not something unseen, but definitely not in a chase sequence. I've always wondered why every superhero talk to his villain while fighting; here we read a story where concentration in action is the real point of it all, as the plot itself is pretty bony. The first sequence is another artistic experiment, with those people inexorably dying without us knowing why and yet caring so much for them with a handful of balloons to characterize them. Incredible. This whole thing wouldn't have worked without the help of the great artist working on the book, who's gonna get a big reputation after this series ends.

  • 8.0
    melt_man Apr 3, 2014

    Ok... This wasn't a BAD issue... just short. The story was there, the art was there, but the page count was NOT. I love the effect of the dissappearing panels, and think that concept alone makes the issue deserving of a purcahse, but it takes up literally half of the issue. For something that really has no impact besides adding dramatic effect, it seems like a cop-out. The second half was great, but again, unnecessarily condensed. I enjoyed the action, but am still unsure of how it meshes with the first issue. I will be interested in seeing how this works in trade format.

  • 7.5
    nedf23 Apr 4, 2014

    Good, but a lot of white space and a very quick read.

  • 1.0
    Thomas May 14, 2014

    I am really disappointed with this series. Seeing people rate it so high makes me sick. Don't get fooled just because this is written by a good writer. Warren Ellis really did not his best here. Why is this Issue so bad? Half of the comic is set up for the bad guy... we get dialog from people who are not relevant to the overall plot[because there is none, every issue was pretty self contained] and die half way through this book. One or two pages would be enough for that but no, half of the comic is just set up. Also there is a lot and i mean a lot of blank space. There even is one page that has only one image, the rest is entirely blank. I'm not kidding, you pay 4 bucks for this. The other half of the book doesn't have much dialog. We get a decent action scene with Moon Knight and the Sniper, who killed the people. That's it. 4 bucks for this. This is unacceptable. We don't learn anything about Moon Knight and since this Issue is self contained you don't even need to read it. Not every series has to work in arcs but if you have self contained one issue stories make them interesting by themself and ad something to the series overall. Moon Knight #2 doesn't do that. It's filler... that is all that it is. A filler issue. I could get over this if this wasn't ISSUE 2. Such a lame filler issue basically at the start of a series is just unacceptable. I was really hyped for this series, because i heard good things about Warren Ellis and Moon Knight seemed quite interesting, but it stops here for me. I'm not going to pay 4 dollars for something like this and neither should you. I had to drop the score from 2 to 1 because it just pissed me off. This issue is offensive. It is just a waste of time. There is no real Moon Knight in this Issue, you could put anybody in there and the only thing that would change is the brief fight scene. Hell you could put Batman in this Issue instead and it would play out the same. The worst issue i have ever read.

  • 10
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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