[SORT OF SPOILERY] I have! I knew basically nothing about the character of Moon Knight going in, so I didn't have any expectations for this beyond the premise sounding kind of cool to me. I thought the issue was a good introduction to him and his backstory. I think the idea that he *is* being controlled by this Egyptian god but is *also* suffering from brain damage is really interesting.
I hadn't read anything by Warren Ellis before, although I have heard his name, which makes the Missfits podcast about him fortuitous - I liked the style of this and I'll check out their recommendations for his work. I will definitely pick up the second issue of Moon Knight and probably add it to my pull list.
The book of my week. If not month, or more. My only knowledge of moon knight was bendis's 12 issue run, which I enjoyed. This takes the character to some entirely new level of amazing. The writing.... The art and the coloring! Amazing! READ THIS.
An extremely effective #1, it raises more questions than answers which will keep readers coming back for more. The story and pacing were great. Ellis is keeping some of the details of Spector's past a mystery, The artwork and panel layouts were phenomenal. An extremely good issue from start to finish.
I agree the book leads to want more.Looking forward to pealing back the charter. Very good start. Not loving the $3.99 price tag.
I've always avoided the Marvel $3.99 price tag but i would by the DC $3.99 ones because it had the back up. But now i have decided to give in and buy them (only 2 from Marvel) and you get a digital edition.
Post by CaptainSuperior on Mar 7, 2014 10:55:02 GMT -5
I really liked the drastic contrast between Moon Knights character design and the rest of the art.
He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.
Wow that was a great number one issue. You can immediately notice this is something special, like Hawkeye, Daredevil and She-Hulk right now. The art was great(loving the new costume) but what stood out for me was the writing, real deep and dark stuff while also having some humour. I'm going to keep buying this book if its going to stay this good.
I had zero previous knowledge of the character but decided to give if a shot because the new Marvel books have been such high quality. Gave it a quick flip through at the shop and thought it was worth checking out.
I really enjoyed this issue. I am intrigued by the story and loved the art, especially the contrast between Moon Knight and his surroundings (loved that he likes people to see him coming). I might trade wait on it but I am pretty sure I will read more of this, even if not month to month.
I'm very far behind due to my vacation a couple weeks ago, but I jumped onto this one the first chance I got. I really liked it, I can't wait to read more. I just read the Bendis run of Moon Knight in preparation and I like that they referenced that story in this #1.