Moon Knight #6

Moon Knight #6

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 19
9.1Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

• A threat from the first issue is back to cause problems for Moon Knight!
•  This mysterious person is the new BLACK SPECTRE and it doesn't mean anything good for the protector of night travelers.
•  Don't miss the conclusion of Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire.

  • 10
    Comic Book Herald - Jeff Ayers Aug 8, 2014

    Honestly, this issue holds up and at a lot of levels. A case could be made that there is a lot of emphasis on the past of Moon Knight, without too much backstory, but that adds to the mystery and intrigue of this character in my opinion. The worst part is having to say goodbye to such a great team in Ellis and Shalvey, and hopefully they can team up on projects in the future, because they really clicked creatively. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Aug 11, 2014

    Before this book, I had no experience with Moon Knight. Ellis was able to take a complicated character with an involved continuity and streamline him, making him more accessible to new readers like myself. For all that, he didnt sacrifice any sense of depth. The one-shot format was a great asset in this case; each issue examined a different facet of Moon Knights broken mirror of an identity a bunch of jagged pieces that look different depending on who you are and where you are standing. The sparse dialogue and the bare bones elegance of the art make this issue and this arc a stand-out piece of storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Aug 7, 2014

    After the video game-like awesomeness that was Issue #5, I couldn't help but wonder how and if Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey would top their last effort with the final issue of their tenure on Moon Knight. Not surprisingly, they do Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Aug 8, 2014

    An extraordinary run from start to finish, Moon Knight #6 closes this arc with another brutal, engrossing, and unequivocally cool issue. Ellis and Shalvey will be missed, but they gave us one hell of a ride before they left. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Stuart Conover Aug 9, 2014

    At the beginning of the review I said this was a sad day. Why is that you may ask? Well, from the beginning it was announced that Ellis and Shalvey were only planned to be on the ‘Moon Knight' title for six issues and that means this closes out their run. They've really come up with a fitting perspective on the protector of night travelers and I'm going to hate to see them go. I really hope that Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood can carry the torch when they take over in the next issue as they have big shoes to fill. Ellis and Shalvey I'm not sure if you read reviews of your work but if you do, I'd like to personally thank you for coming up with a take on a character that is long overdue and I hope your vision continues going forward. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 6, 2014

    Bravo to Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire. Like many others, I didn't this final issue of their run to come. Reading it, you can put down the issue with a smile on your face. It's a great story showing us another aspect of the world Moon Knight lives in. I've been a Moon Knight fan for so long. I cannot express how thrilled and privileged I feel having had these six issues. It's been a joy to read them and I'm even looking forward to the next issue. MOON KNIGHT is definitely the series everyone should be reading. I can't wait to read them all over again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 9, 2014

    Moon Knight is an interesting character with a lot of incarnations and a complicated history. This six issue run is classic. This particular issue is a great look at the character from an unknown nobody. The comic punctuates the run nicely. I highly recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Aug 30, 2014

    I still continue to be both impressed as well as surprised with each turn of the page, and Shalvey and Ellis have delivered a true beat of a comic in their first arc. I count on far too many comics to carry me through either through the artist or writer being phenomenal enough to account for the shortcomings of the other, yet Ellis's grit and Shalvey's deceptive levels of detail are a match made in heaven, as we have seen across not only one of the best arcs I've ever read, but 6 of the most phenomenal single issues I've had the joy of reading.Here's to hoping the momentum continues, and that this run has some longevity to it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Anthony Behan Aug 7, 2014

    Though some may be left disappointed that no over arcing story was created over this run, no one will be able to deny this was one of the most successful experimental titles from Marvel in recent years. With consistently imaginative ideas and outstanding artwork, Moon Knight's initial run is going to be an extremely tough act to follow but thank Konshu for bringing this team together to reintroduce Mark Spector in spectacular fashion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Aug 11, 2014

    The bell is rung, and we gather here not to bury Warren Ellis’ Moon Knight but to praise it, because it was some damn fine superhero comics. Moon Knight #6 doesn’t reinvent the wheel or pretend to be yet another entry into a critical darling of a series. It simply tells a hard-hitting and razor-sharp superhero story that would have felt right at home alongside the Marvel Knights titles of the early 2000s. Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellarie took a character that no one could really call A-list, and shined a spotlight on him simply by telling thrilling stories with him. Moon Knight as a character may not last long within the comic reading consciousness, but the Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellarie run of Moon Knight will definitely stand the test of time as a solid run of gorgeous, filler-free comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Hardman Aug 6, 2014

    We've only had six issues of Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire's Moon Knight. But in those six issues this creative team have given readers a fantastic take on a fascinating character who usually hovers at the periphery of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Aug 8, 2014

    A fitting conclusion to a beguiling, bizarre, beautiful run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Aug 11, 2014

    Ellis has delivered the finest run on the character since those Moench days, and Shalvey has made the character a contender for best-dressed superhero. "Moon Knight" #6 is a superbly-done sendoff, and while these creators will be missed, they have infused the character with some new potential for future creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Aug 7, 2014

    These six issues of Moon Knight are a master class in just coming in and writing the best damn comics you can. Each issue possesses a chaotic spark born from the soul of a character who has never had much success, but is nonetheless fascinating when under the right pen and pencil. Issue #6 isn't the strongest of the set, with the focus turned away from Mr. Knight, but taken as a whole, Ellis and Shalvey's six issues are a powerful reinvention of the character. Let's hope their replacements can take what those men started and make something even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 6, 2014

    Its sad to see this team end their run on the title because every issue has been great. Ellis, Shalvey and Bellaire were quite the team and can hopefully team up again sometime in the future. There are just certain characters that seem to fit with writers and Moon Knight is certainly a fit for Ellis. He may be walking away for now, but that doesnt mean hell never be back. Thanks for the great arc guys. It was truly a pleasure. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 6, 2014

    Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire have done a great job revamping Moon Knight for All-New Marvel NOW. It's just a shame that their run never showed the ambition to move beyond the done-in-one format and tell deeper, more long-form stories. This issue offers a pretty satisfying conclusion, problems with the premise notwithstanding, but it's tough not to wonder how much more this team could have accomplished with the franchise. Read Full Review

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