Moon Knight #3

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Greg Smallwood Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 1, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 36
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

•  Marc Spector has escaped into the subway tunnels below the mental hospital.
•  MOON KNIGHT has escaped into the tombs beneath the prison where he had been trapped by SETH, god of violence and disorder.
•  Are all the timelines true, or none of them? Either way, there are monsters and mummies to punch, and a man in a white mask ready to do it.
Rated T+

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Jun 3, 2016

    Moon Knight #3 may not be quite as impressive as the first two issues, but it is still an amazing read, and one that I encourage you to pick up. Not only does it continue to tackle the mental state of Marc Spector in an intelligent and mysterious manner, but it also gives us some thrilling twists, with the Egyptian symbolism allowing this to stand out from anything else on the comic stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 6, 2016

    Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's successful run on "Moon Knight" was like fast-paced action film with trappings of detective fiction and the supernatural. Lemire and Smallwood's take on Marc Spector's role in the world is slower, less steady, dreamier and scarier. Together with Bellaire, they've made a very strong impression in only three issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jun 6, 2016

    Moon Knight #3 continues this title's stellar run, providing an entertaining tale of a man who doesn't know if the world around him is the work of malicious gods or the trappings of his own mind. By maintaining that sense of doubt at every level of the story, Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood, and Jordie Bellaire ensure that Moon Knight has its own corner of the Marvel Universe. The synergy between the creators ensures that Spector's story is incredibly focused, and the work is more complete for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 2, 2016

    Part three of Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood, and Jordie Bellaire's opening "Welcome to New Egypt" arc still hasn't gotten closer to showing its hand as to the mental state of Marc Spector, but its that uncertainty that fuels the title's manic energy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Richard Morris Jun 7, 2016

    In review, the story is working at multiple levels. The reader sees firsthand how Jeff Lemire plays on the concept of Marc's sanity or insanity, possibly giving us an answer for the first time with Khonshu's cameo. At the same time, the escape unfolds successfully despite the multiple obstacles and the lossof Crawley. Thankfully, the reader also sees how Lemire foreshadows his story and answers that glimpse of the future, which reassures us that any of our questions surrounding the series should be answered in the next two issues. For now,Moon Knight #3 is another great accomplishment in the series, drawn and colored beautifully by Greg Smallwood and Jordie Bellaire. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 8, 2016

    Although one member of the group will be forced to stay behind as they either A) get on the subway or B) ride through space on Anubis' boat, by the end of the issue Moon Knight will have his hard-fought freedom. Pushed by the voice of Khonshu (who gives the our crazy hero some questionable advice) the real fight can begin as (at least to Moon Knight's eyes) New York looks a lot more like Egypt than it used to. Now the question becomes what is actually going on, and what can Moon Knight do to stop it? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Jun 1, 2016

    Moon Knight #3 really cemented this book as a cant miss comic each month. If this book is not currently on your pull list, you should definitely do yourself a favor and add it while you can. The first issue already went into a second printing and with only three issues in, it should be easy to get caught up with the story. This book has created solid depth and interest around a little-known character by introducing a great story with a giant mystery. The giant mystery at the center of the story is slowly being unraveled, little by little, each month by some of the best in the comic business. The slow unravel will certainly change Moon Knight and his world, and you better be there when it all goes down. Read Full Review

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