Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman, Marc Guggenheim, Murewa Ayodele Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Bachalo, Jorge Fornes, Dotun Akande Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 11, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 20
7.3Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

A bevy of comicdom's finest creators put their mark upon the Fist of Khonshu in stories depicted in stark black, white and blood-red! Jonathan Hickman and Chris Bachalo introduce the all-different Moon Knight of the future! Marc Guggenheim and Jorge Fornés tell a Moon Knight adventure in reverse!
And Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akande team the white-clad crusader up with the Amazing Spider-Man for a harrowing night of adventure!

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 9, 2022

    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 is another great addition to the anthology line of comics from Marvel. There are some instant hits here that are brilliant, creative, and downright fun. The consistency wavers, of course, but it's an exhilarating Moon Knight experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 11, 2022

    A fun, exciting and thrilling adventure that has an interesting hook that makes it more engaging and intriguing to the reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 9, 2022

    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1uses the anthology format to great effect, delivering a trio of blood-soaked tales starring the lunar vigilante. With three more issues to go, there's a chance for more fan-favorite creators to present their own take on Moon Knight. And I hope that Marvel continues to use the Black, White & Blood format for other characters; it seems tailor-made for someone like Blade. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri May 11, 2022

    This book is a must have for the sheer variety of creative genius, showing us the power of these story-tellers and the range within the character of Moon Knight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor May 12, 2022

    After the conclusion of the fantastic Moon Knight series from Disney+, I was eager to pick this book up. And following on from the other Black, White & Blood titles featuring Wolverine, Daredevil and Elektra, to name but a few, it's good to see the Fist of Konshu given his own run. Not only that, we get 3 unique Moon Knight stories with exciting storylines and fantastic artwork. What's not to like? If you've enjoyed the other Black, White & Blood titles from Marvel or if you're just a fan of Moon Knight in general, then you are sure to enjoy this book! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller May 13, 2022

    Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale Moon Knight? Moon Knight: Black, White and Blood gives you three chances to do just that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 18, 2022

    Despite a few artistic flaws, Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 of this compilation does a perfectly serviceable job of showing how this newly spotlighted hero can easily span genres and narrative style. Well worth the half hour it would take to get through. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles May 9, 2022

    Dotun Akandes art on So White. Yet, So Dark is much more detailed and traditional, and it complements the writing.  The action scenes are fun to follow and the backgrounds and vehicles are also drawn with great detail.Jorge Forness art in The End is a sparse style, but the characters emotions and the villains in the issue are drawn in such a way that you can tell their motivations and their abilities.  Since this story takes place in a snowstorm, snow is a constant visual in every panel, and it contrasts wonderfully with Moon Knights starting white outfit. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. May 11, 2022

    Overall, Moon Knight: Black, White, and Blood is an entertaining, sometimes frustrating, definitely maddening experience. I'm not sure how much appeal there is for anyone who's not particularly a fan of the character, but I wonder if that number has shrunk just a tad after the TV show. Regardless, you're not missing much if you pass on this book, but you'll find some rewards if you pick it up. Especially if you get a dope variant cover. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 16, 2022

    Sadly, neither of the other two stories are nearly as entertaining. In “Anubis Rex,” Moon Knight is working with a young girl who is Khonshu's priestess in some form of dystopian future to battle those possessed by Ra's scarabs. And in “The End” we get a backward told story of Moon Knight ending up bleeding on the ground after working to try to protect a witness in time to testify against the mafia. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - Rebecca Gault May 11, 2022

    Moon Knight - Black, White, and Blood #1 delivers a complex trio of stories that might not land for everyone but still offer a great spread of tales about Moon Knight, spanning multiple genres and different art styles. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez May 11, 2022

    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 is the latest title to cash in on the Blac/White/Red motif with a mixed bag of collected short stories. The stories range from amusing to painfully gimmicky, but Moon Knight fans will likely find something in here to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite May 16, 2022

    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 is a strong start to the series. We host a preview of the issue here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Brian Villar May 9, 2022

    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood was interesting and enjoyable. The shorts touched upon each aspect of the character and gave readers a chance to see his many different variations of him. If the first story were more transparent or less dense, it would be an issue that any fan would need to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 11, 2022

    They say that the best characters are creatively elastic, and this issue shows some of the flexibility in the core of Moon Knight, with an interesting gimmick to hold it all together. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett May 11, 2022

    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 highlights two astounding artists in Chris Bachalo and Jorge Forns with some excellent pages and panels from each in the first and final entries, respectively. However, there is no entry in this issue that demands to be read. Read Full Review

  • 3.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes May 10, 2022

    Lots of missed shots in this book. I really wanted to enjoy it but some creative choices that were made maybe shouldn't have been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cincyfan May 15, 2022

    This was one of the best black white and blood issues so far in my opinion. The writing in story one was my favorite and the artwork in the second story was fantastic. I really enjoyed the twist in the third story when I started reading I was really confused then I realized what was going on lol

  • 8.0
    Toonstrack May 14, 2022

    I quite enjoyed this. Story 3 was the best

  • 8.0
    MoonKnight313 May 12, 2022

    The 1st story was fine overall but the art and "coloring format" clashed too much and was far too messy at times, making it hard to make out what's going on. The writing didn't help explain much either tbh. It was fine but I expected FAR better from these two and am quite disappointed.

    The 2nd story was far superior than the first imo and in every way. The art and writing is fantastic and all the call backs to the Ellin/Shalvey run were amazing. The banter between Spidey and Moony and the humor, love it!

    3rd story was also fantastic and my favorite. The 3rd story to me is everything Moony is and all about. It's a nice spinoff to the regular ongoing. I feel the art in this story was the best for this "color format" and more

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Dec 12, 2022

    It's the usual mix of strong and weak ideas and strong and weak storytelling. I say this particular issue averages out a bit above average, though Chris Bachalo's needlessly confusing art in the A strip is a big boat anchor. I'm particularly charmed by the B strip, which elevates a decent story by giving it excellent art and terrific deadpan humor in the Spidey/Moon Knight relationship.

  • 6.5

    The last story, “The End” was great. The rest were hard to follow.

  • 5.5
    Loafy Trophy May 12, 2022

    I was pretty excited for this one and unfortunately it was a bit of a let down. The Hickman story was fun, involving Moon Knight protecting a girl in space from the god Ra and his scarab-controlled disciples. I'd be very interested in seeing the concept fleshed out more but damn did Bachalo's art drag it down. The story was incomprehensible at times because of his need to stuff so much, for lack of a better word, nonsense on the page and the black, white, and red coloring did little to help. Bachalo has always leaned heavily into his unique style and has put together some great stories in the past (Spider-Man: Shed among them), but most of the pages were a chore to look at here.

    The 2nd story by Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akande w more

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  • 2.5
    KFuqua May 13, 2022

    Really disappointing. This book was such a mess.

  • 2.0
    Drasek83 May 11, 2022

    No idea what is going on in Chris Bachalo’s art.

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  • 8.0
    retcon_D May 15, 2022

  • 7.5
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  • 7.5

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  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 May 11, 2022

  • 7.0
    cumgurglinrhino May 12, 2022

  • 6.5
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  • 6.0
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