Moon Knight #5

Moon Knight #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Greg Smallwood Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 29
9.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

•  MARC SPECTOR comes face to face with...MOON KNIGHT?! Who is under the mask?
•  Marc's hunt for answers becomes a RUN FOR HIS LIFE through half-remembered histories.
•  Will he finally confront SETH - god of storms and instigator of New Egypt's takeover of New York?
Rated T+

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Aug 6, 2016

    Plain and simple, buy this book. Okay, if you want to see some talented people show off and put together a gorgeous book that offers a variety of art styles and a great story this book is it. Honestly, this is great comic story telling and it pours out of every page. Lemire knows what he is doing and this book he truly put his trust in the art team to tell the majority of the story from the lines, colors, and panel layouts and it pays off. Moon Knight #5 is setting us up for some big things for Marc Spector and pals, so it is highly advisable to get on board so you can tell your friends that you liked Moon Knight before it was cool. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Aug 8, 2016

    Moon Knight #5 is a powerful ending to the initial arc, concluding a section of the titular hero's life while also propelling him further along, hinting at just how far into insanity Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood, and Jordie Bellaire intend to send him. The use of other artists to show the different personalities of Marc Spector is a choice that pays off in spades, and it will be exciting to see just how far the series is willing to go with the fracture. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 8, 2016

    When a character that's only been around since 1975 is already on its eighth different ongoing series, it's usually not good news. That normally means that a lot of different things have been tried and none have caught on. But Jeff Lemire has taken a whole different approach to the character and is elevating Moon Knight beyond what anyone expected. If you're looking for a great new comic that seems to get better with every issue, you need to check out Moon Knight. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Aug 4, 2016

    Moon Knight #5 is a tiny gem of an issue, fitting in perfectly in a series that takes the reader on a surprising and captivating journey that is impossible to predict. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Aug 3, 2016

    If you're looking for a new comic to read, Moon Knight is the one. Trust us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Eric Bradach Aug 4, 2016

    Moon Knight #5 has a very ambiguous ending and anything less might have been disappointing, considering the story that it "concludes"? It provides more thrills and turns to keep the mystery intriguing and the moments between Marc and Moon Knight are engaging. The art team deliver some brilliant visuals that only add to the quality of the writing. Thankfully, this is one of the series that isn't being cancelled with the upcoming Marvel NOW imprint. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Richard Morris Aug 11, 2016

    Despite some of the slow moments in the last five issues, the "Welcome to New Egypt" storyline has been a fantastic way to kick off a new Moon Knight series. Like never before, Jeff Lemire has made the audience feel just as confused and conflicted as Marc Spector. Additionally, Greg Smallwood and Jordan Bellaire have kept the series visually intriguing, especially in this last issue with the addition of other artists and colorists. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 4, 2016

    Moon Knight #5 makes it clear how this volume is going to be definitively different than any other Moon Knight series - it's never coming back down for its dizzying heights. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Richard Bishop Aug 11, 2016

    The art in this issue is fabulous, with Greg Smallwood doing his usual stellar job while being joined by Wilfredo Torres, Francesco Francavilla, and James Stokoe, each of whom handled a different piece of Marc's personality in his own style. The ending of the story seemingly comes from out of nowhere, but it does keep in line with the running theme of whether or not Marc is insane, as it seems to indicate that bit of business is not completely resolved. I'm excited to see where the next storyline goes, as having Marc and Marlene in Hollywood could be just as weird and wild as their trip through Khonshu's induced madness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 9, 2016

    The end of the issue is equally quizzical as Marc seemingly awakes from a nightmare back in the guise of one of his many identities. How much of the mental institution (if any of it) was real? How will Khoshu react to loosing his prize? And what's Moon Knight's role in the world now? Worth a look. Read Full Review

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