Moon Knight #1

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Alessandro Cappuccio Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 21, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 107
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a renegade priest of an unworthy god. But while Khonshu languishes in a prison that Moon Knight put him in, Moon Knight must still observe his duty: protecting those who travel at night.
Let it be known - Moon Knight will keep the faith.
Rated T+

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 24, 2021

    Moon Knight #1 kicks serious ass. Jed Mackay brings everything to the table and delivers a powerful and enjoyable read. The colors and pencils rock and put this issue over the top. Moon Knight should be the best book of the week for everyone who bought it. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Jul 21, 2021

    It's Jed MacKay and Allesandro Cappuccio's turn at the helm and, after reading Moon Knight #1, I can safely say that not only is the character in great hands, but this series has all of the ingredients necessary for an absolutely brilliant Moon Knight run. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jul 19, 2021

    Moon Knight #1 serves as both a reintroduction to the titular vigilante and a reevaluation of his character thanks to a new creative team at the helm. With Oscar Issac slated to portray Spector in a Disney original series, this issue would be perfect reading for those unfamiliar with the character and a warm welcome for longtime Moon Knight fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jul 27, 2021

    As perfectly managed a reboot/ relaunch as could be wished for. Superb. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jul 22, 2021

    This issue has three levels, the usual caped antics fighting random baddies, the therapeutic sessions with Dr Sterman and finally the undercurrent of greater evil emerging to oppose the Moon Knight. It's good to see mental health no longer a joke in comics and supporting Marc's recovery via his therapy may help some readers who suffer from mental conditions that impair or limit their life. Bravo for tacking this area while still keeping the silliness the comic is known for. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Jul 23, 2021

    If you're not a fan of the character, this issue will make you one. If you love offbeat, B- or C-list heroes with edge, then this is the comic for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jul 19, 2021

    This is one book that you're not gonna want to pass over on Wednesday. It's got a great story, with loads of drama and action and if that's not enough, it's also a great-looking comic!! This gets my highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jul 22, 2021

    A compelling story, interesting antagonists, a flawed but heroic lead and over great art comes together in a great package here. This isn't just a great launch, but a set up for what's sure to be a series to watch for what I hope is a very long run. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Jul 19, 2021

    And what is now commonplace for any number one issue, we get a myriad of variant covers. At last count well over 20 for Moon Knight #1!! Several of my favorites are featured in this review. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jul 21, 2021

    Capuccio and Rosenberg uses detailed drawings and brilliant colors to capture the world of Moon Knight. I appreciate how the illustrations are able to make the night based locations come alive. This beautiful issue does an excellent job with capturing the spirit and tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 21, 2021

    Moon Knight #1 isn't bad. It's full of action and great banter. But, it's missing a key element so many of the character's writers have missed. There's a perspective and conflict within Spector that seems to be skipped over again and again. Still, it's an entertaining comic if you're looking for Marvel's Batman taking on things that bump in the night. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Jul 24, 2021

    Moon Knight #1 doesn't break a lot of new ground, but it does make a complex character with a convoluted history feel easy to grab on to and understand. The art by Alessandro Cappuccio is a delight, and Mckay's dialogue is precise enough to stay out of the way. The team avoids a multitude of pitfalls other teams have fallen prey to with the character, and as a result have set up a Moon Knight status quo that is brimming with potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jul 26, 2021

    I would recommend this one if you want to get into a new series without having to know a lot of the backstory as this is the first one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - T.W. Worn Jul 21, 2021

    Moon Knight #1 is a strong and well-paced start for a new direction for the character, one that is almost an ideal access point for readers who have never read a Moon Knight book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jul 21, 2021

    Overall Moon Knight returns with a book that more so gives us an overview of what's to come in the series. His new mission, being back to street level dealings, supernatural elements, and a new villain to deal with. While there's nothing groundbreaking for the character here, it still is an enjoyable launch of what I hope is a long and exciting series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ryan Perry Jul 19, 2021

    This is a somewhat slow start for a character which has traditionally taken off with a bang and a clatter time and time again. However, the somewhat inconsistent tone and off-kilter handling of Spector's voice don't have the ability to overpower the strong story structure and really exciting art. MacKay and Cappuccio promise more than this singular issue would let on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 20, 2021

    It's easy to see how Moon Knight could be viewed as Marvel's version of Batman, though Marvel have tried to downplay that element with the introduction of the mental health aspect and the focus as the Fist of Khonshu. In doing so, I feel that Marc Spector strays awfully close to Danny Rand territory. Still the introduction of a big bad that could challenge Spector's belief, his duty and of course his physical prowess offers interesting options down the line. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 20, 2021

    Moon Knight #1 is a great setup issue for new readers, but existing Moon Knight fans may feel like there's not much here for them. However, the art is great and the new villain introduced looks to be extremely interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jul 21, 2021

    MacKay definitely nails the desired vibe for a Moon Knight comic in his script, but where this issue really shines is Cappuccios art. Im not familiar with his work, but based on Moon Knight #1 I think theres some serious superstar potential for him in the years to come. His linework is lively and angular in a way that works for the character, and theres some impressive shadow rendering that conveys darkness even without colors. But while were on the topic of coloring, Rachelle Rosenberg does her usual good work here, draping Cappuccios renderings with a moody, dark palette thats strikingly contrasted with Marcs stark white appearance (this was an innovation expertly utilized by Jordie Bellaire in the Ellis/Shalvey run, but Rosenberg still makes it look good). I personally believe a Moon Knight run is as good as its art team, so, in this instance, I think Mr. Knight will be in good hands for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn Jul 26, 2021

    A safe approach to a character with opportunity for growth. Read Full Review

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