Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #1 Review: Guess Who’s Back?

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 review

Read our review of Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #1 from Marvel Comics, written by Jed MacKay with art by Alessandro Cappuccio.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #1 Review:

Moon Knight is dead! Long live Moon Knight? While the Midnight Mission grapples with the death of Marc Spector, it seems that maybe he’s back, somehow.

Kicking things off, host Justin Tyler noted that while he likes the team in general, the previous Moon Knight book was “sort of strange. I haven’t quite gotten a handle on it.” Conversely, with this new title, he was into the book. “I liked this issue. I liked the point of view we get, and the fact that Moon Knight… It’s real ensemble group… And now Moon Knight feels like the threat. I liked that idea, a book where the hero is the problem, and these people have to solve it.”

Finishing up, Tyler added that while the “path to that idea has been strange… I feel like the next issue, that’s going to be really great.”

Pete LePage was also very excited about the end of the issue, but on the issue itself, he also loved “Ben Grimm being the greatest friend slash human ever,” as The Thing helped set up shiva for the Midnight Mission in the wake of the death of Moon Knight.

Alex Zalben thought that he was perhaps “a little more positive” than both the other hosts, particularly because he’s been “very confused by the plot in the last couple of issues. So this, perhaps by comparison, felt crystal clear to me in terms of what was going on. If you haven’t been reading the past couple of issues, you could pick this right up and jump right in. It resets the situation, reminds you slash lets you know who the characters are and what their status quo is. We’re focusing mostly this 19-year-old vampire, Reese, who runs the Midnight Mission. But like you guys said, great last page, great cliffhanger. Good art. I’m more intrigued to read than I was with the previous arc, so a good job Marvel.”

Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #1 Official Synopsis:

Clad in the black of mourning, the Midnight Mission remains! But who is left to keep the faith? And how have they been changed by the Black Spectre’s master stroke? The next chapter of MOON KNIGHT starts here as the congregants of the Midnight Mission pick up the pieces and carry on the mission…and find themselves faced with a mysterious new enemy in eerily familiar vestments.

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