Moon Knight #4

Moon Knight #4

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 20
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• Moon Knight goes somewhere even more messed up than his own mind.
•  Something is happening to the subjects of a sleep experiment that's driving them all insane.
•  Go with Moon Knight to the Mushroom graveyard planet for the most troubling and disturbing issue yet!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 4, 2014

    Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire have done it again. Each issue gives us a new and separate adventure for Moon Knight. Ellis' stories are taking the character, and us, to different and strange places. Shalvey's art along with Bellaire's colors are making this an unforgettable run. As with some of the previous issues, there is a slight feeling of a sudden ending but that's part of the charm of Ellis' storytelling in this series. It almost leaves a little to the imagination and makes you think about the possibilities in what happens next. It might be a different approach to what comic readers are used to but we're getting some trippy stories along with gorgeous art. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 4, 2014

    Moon Knight #4 reads like something we've never read before but feels like books we have loved for ages. If comics could be considered gateway media, this may be the issue that people choose to hand to the uninitiated as an pure example as to what to expect. Just don't bring food into Spector's car. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Stuart Conover Jun 7, 2014

    Another amazing issue and I cannot wait for the next one! If you are still on the fence on the series but are willing to give something non-Marvel and a little… Wait who am I kidding? Not a little but a lot darker a try – pickup Moon Knight today! Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier Jun 5, 2014

    The most difficult stories are sometimes the stories that are shorter and have a finite ending on the last page. Moon Knight is testament to the abilities of this creative team that the short story, done in one issue can be a masterpiece. The creative team has two issues left before leaving the title, however if past performance is any indication, these will be two incredibly crafted issues no to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Jun 5, 2014

    While the previous issues felt a little rushed in their endings, stopping just short of a more natural conclusion, the sudden end works well here. The abruptness of the finish hits like a punch and leaves the reader genuinely unsettled as the spores drift around Spectors pure white silhouette, a subtle but lasting reminder of the dead mans endless dreams. Wonderfully scripted and visually stunning, Moon Knight #4 is an unsettling journey into the unknown and the best issue this creative team has offered so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jun 5, 2014

    There's no doubt that “Moon Knight” by Ellis, Shalvey, Bellaire and Eliopoulos was extremely special right out of the gates. Issue #4 is a real statement-making installment, though. By now we know exactly what the mission statement of this run of “Moon Knight” is, and it's fearless. It's a shame that the Ellis/Shalvey run is only destined to run for a 6 short issues, but any of these issues can be picked up on their own and blow you away. If you haven't been following along to this point, make “Moon Knight” #4 your starting point. There's nothing else at Marvel Comics like it – and never has been. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Fanboys Inc - Dave Buesing Jun 5, 2014

    Moon Knight is one of the best comics Marvel is currently publishing, and “Moon Knight #4″ is my favorite of the series so far. If you like crazy yet totally believable advanced science, the best costume in all of herodom, and guys telling moon gods to put them to sleep at will, youll love “Moon Knight #4″. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Jun 7, 2014

    Six issues is too brief, but I have confidence in the reinforcement team. If you can't wait for what will be an amazing trade, I'd pick this and past issues up and see just how far down the rabbit hole they take our lunar detective. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 5, 2014

    One element that is becoming less memorable about this run is the focus on done-in-one stories. With Ellis introducing conflicts and wrapping them up each month, there hasn't been a great deal of time for Spector's character development. The character is in the same place now he was in issue #1. And this issue in particular ends so abruptly you would be forgiven for thinking you had picked up a copy of Optic Nerve instead. This slow, methodical focus wouldn't be such a problem if it wasn't for the fact that Ellis and Shalvey are leaving after two more issues. Ellis built a great new foundation for Moon Knight with this book, but he isn't showing the ambition to move beyond that foundation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jun 10, 2014

    I both love and hate Warren Elliss Moon Knight. The stories are dark, engaging and the art is phenomenal, but something about it rubs me the wrong way. Any similar hero could be dropped in place of Moon Knight and it wouldnt change the story at all. Ive no problem with episodic tales, but Ellis seems to have so many ideas packed into an issue that he leaves little room for an end. It drives me crazy being entertained and dissatisfied at the same time. Maybe Elliss intention is to make the reader feel like Marc Spector? If so, well played sir. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 7, 2014

    Every issue so far has been a done-in-one, which is Ellis' plan, and they pull it off spectacularly. There's a sharp viciousness behind their work that really sells the comic. This comic has attitude. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Oct 25, 2014

    The duo that is Warren and Shalvey pull off another magnificent issue, lending to brilliant story telling that is just as much textually stimulating (it’s a word) as it is visually. If you were looking for a fight or otherwise bareknuckle brawl, you won’t much find it in this issue; but all things considered, that ain’t too bad, as this issue takes a step back from the nitty gritty street vigilantism to focus on the more psychological aspects of who and what Moon Knight is, in his new role as the protector of “those who travel at night.” This series is still going strong, and I don’t see that ending anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 9, 2014

    The current opening run of "Moon Knight" has been a critical success, and it's easy to see why. It's a pity that Shavley and Ellis are leaving the series soon, after issue #6, but they've already managed to make what is old new again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Jun 10, 2014

    For the first time I can't claim that this title, my favorite superheroes' title, was great. It was good, if a little strange, and I am aware that "weird crime" is one of the pillars of Ellis' writing. This title just basically ignored the super hero aspect of the character, and focused on organic, weird art, much like an homage to H.R. Giger. Something about this issue didn't seem to jive with the previous three, and introduced us to no new development for Moon Knight. It's issues like this, entertaining but ultimately disappointing, that really make me need to take a deep breath and repeat my mantra; in Ellis we trust. Read Full Review

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