Moon Knight #3

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 38
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

• In this issue: Moon Knight punches ghosts.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 7, 2014

    Ive waited so long for this MOON KNIGHT series. Its finally time more and more are starting to realize what potential the character possesses. There are different layers to him and Warren Ellis is giving us interesting self-contained stories showcasing what hes about. Declan Shalveys art and Jordie Bellaires colors set the vibe and tone of the series and readers can become immersed in the action. I find myself cherishing each issue and end up hungry for more as soon as I reach the final page. Moon Knight has a very calm but forceful presence in this issue. You can see he can accomplish what he sets out to. Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire need to stay on this book for a long, long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk May 19, 2014

    Moon Knight has always been an interesting character, even if he's been derided as the "Batman rip-off of the Marvel U." In Ellis' hands though, Moon Knight isn't just an interesting character, he's an essential one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 7, 2014

    Everything in Moon Knight #3 simply works. From the artwork to the dialogue to Chris Eliopoulos' lettering, it all works. The only downside could be the speed at which you can read this issue, but that is an exceptionally minor complaint. When the story is crafted this well, you'll need to read it multiple times anyway. Each time you'll find new details to enjoy, and you can revel in a masterfully told story. Moon Knight has never been better, and this title is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter May 13, 2014

    So, I have no idea if Ellis has an end game here. I thought that perhaps there would be a military angle, but this issue had no military ties. Moon Knight appears to be gaining more costumes, almost as fast as Marc Spector used to collect personalities. His Mr. Knight alter ego, the Moon knight suit, and now his mystical hunter-of-the-dead outfit seem to be turning him into a a new kind of Batman. One that combats every threat, Magic or otherwise, and has the tools already at his disposal. For what it is worth, I love the new suit and I hope he has opportunity to fight the dead in future issues. What other outfits will he end up in? In Ellis we trust. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Stuart Conover May 10, 2014

    Once again, this is a must buy issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jonathan Closner May 7, 2014

    This issue of Moon Knight is straight up weird and that’s why it’s awesome. It has fluidly gorgeous art mixed with tons of action as well as a sad twist ending. I never know what to expect when I open this book still making it surprisingly spectacular each issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed May 7, 2014

    The inherent silliness of fighting ghostly punk rockers in a suit cobbled together from antique armor is mitigated by Ellis smart dialogue and tight scripting. Despite the thinness of the plot, Ellis pulls it off with his usual restrained humor, and still hitting those subtle sad notes that, to me, make his writing so memorable. Shalvey and Bellaires artwork ground the strangeness of this otherworldly story in the brutality of its violence, stressing the sense of immediacy and physicality to strike a meaningful balance. The strength of this collaboration yields an entertaining yet eerie adventure, brought to a satisfying conclusion by Ellis dry wit and Shalveys incredible sense of storytelling. Another great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz May 9, 2014

    This issue has a cool story paired with great art. I'm really enjoying this new take on Moon Knight. I think Warren Ellis has some interesting things in store for us. Plus the Ryan Stegman variant cover is perfect! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Liam Kelleher May 14, 2014

    It's been a long time since readers have been treated to such a stellar done in one super-hero series, I've always been a big fan of the style as you could easily hand an issue to a non-comic reading friend and they would be able to read this issue without much confusion. I hope that this series manages to retain its writer and art team for a long time to come as I feel that this series could end up being something very special akin to Marvel's critical darlings Hawkeye and Daredevil, especially if the book remains as accessible and interesting as it has been in these first three issues. As much as I enjoyed Bendis and Maleev's take on the character as of this issue this version of the Fist of Khonshu has officially become the definitive interpretationfor this reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 7, 2014

    The only double-edged sword for this comic is, at least for now, the done-in-one nature of these stories makes this comic feel just a little light on narrative, particularly the way that Ellis spends the second half of the comic letting Spector go to town on his adversaries. But I have the feeling that's not going to last forever. We still have one more aspect of the Moon Knight - the Watcher of Overnight Travelers - and I have the feeling that once these four aspects are out in the cold moon light, there's going to be bigger and better things in store for Moon Knight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow May 13, 2014

    In the end, I completely adore the strangeness of this series so far. Moon Knight is a hero that is like nothing we have seen beforeand this series reflects that perfectly. Despite that, as I stated above, I find the lack of any real story arc to be a little annoying and is slowly getting a bit old. I feel that if Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire don't do something about it, this series might fall short. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 9, 2014

    "Moon Knight" #3 is surprisingly enjoyable, even as it's a reminder that there aren't bad characters, just bad takes on characters. Ellis and Shalvey's rendition of Moon Knight is different and gripping, and hopefully sales will reflect that uniqueness. For a character who hasn't felt important ever since Bill Sienkiewicz stopped drawing him, I'm hooked. Nicely done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Asaph Bitner May 10, 2014

    “Moon Knight #3″ delivers good action, as Marc Spector brings peace to troubled citizens and troubled souls alike. While not giving us much character or story depth, this simple story is told very well, with Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey showing us what Moon Knight can do, while subtly but powerfully conveying emotion and environment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia May 8, 2014

    The issue flows, as a result, from panel to panel as this creative team impresses yet again. It may still be unclear what story they are crafting in the universe, but after three issues the quality of what is on the page is more than enough justification for people to be following along. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jess Camacho May 8, 2014

    Moon Knight #3 is great for establishing who Ellis' version of Moon Knight is, but not much happens to progress the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts May 12, 2014

    Moon Knight #3 continues to have me hooked but it still leaves me wanting more, but in the wrong way. I feel like Ellis is trying to establish who Moon Knight/Marc Spector in the Marvel universe, but the story doesn't feel having been progressing at all. Shalvey and Bellaire's art is worth the price of admission alone, but don't be surprised if you find the show a little too short and without a post-credit stinger. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard May 8, 2014

    Moon Knight #3 takes a colossal backwards step, leaving the entire future of the series in doubt. The art and colouring is extremely distinctive, and it works very well to create an atmosphere unlike many of the other superhero comics out there today. Unfortunately though, the writing from Warren Ellis has hit a creative dead end this month. It was shockingly bad, very brief, unsatisfying and referencing tired old comic book clichs that are at least three decades out of date. A good book has gone bad. It has fallen, and I'm not sure if it can get back up. Read Full Review

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