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The Comixalaxy Reviews: MOON KNIGHT #5

August 4th, 2016 12:58pm by ComicList Email

Eric Bradach's The Comixalaxy

Moon Knight #5
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Greg Smallwood, Wilfredo Torres, Francesco Francavilla, & James Stokoe
Colors: Jordie Bellaire, Michael Garland, Francesco Francavilla, & James Stokoe
Letters: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel
Release Date: 08/03/2016

One of the most daunting tasks when it comes to reading comics is the simple act of starting, particularly where to start. Many of these characters have been around for over half a century with a rich history. Fortunately, many of them have a straight forward origin that are well-known amongst the general public. Not only that, aside from a few tweaks, they've largely stayed the same. Marc Spector, the street fighting Moon Knight however has had a gallery of different origins and takes on the character's tone that beginning to read, let alone write the character, and understand his complex background is a challenge that can turn people off. Writer Jeff Lemire has taken that and flipped it on its head, as he's used that to create a stellar psychological thriller, mystery, horror story.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Moon Knight #1-5

August 23rd, 2014 2:27pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Moon Knight #1-5Moon Knight #1-5 – Ellis & Shalvey Run
Marvel Comics
Ellis, Shalvey & Bellaire

Moon Knight has seen plenty of re-launches over the years and the character has gone through plenty of transformations in addition to the new #1 on the cover. Marvel launched the Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey version of Moon Knight back in March and though it quickly became only a six issue run it has become an instant classic and one that should not be missed regardless of the reader's familiarity with the character. While this review only covers the first five issues (issue six hadn't shipped at the time this was written) it is safe to say that this run examines how to make a comic book a great and an individual read while sticking to the common anchors that make up a character. Find these issues or wait for the trade but I am willing to bet you will love what you read between the covers.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Moon Knight #6

August 9th, 2014 4:45pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Moon Knight #6Moon Knight #6
Marvel Comics
Ellis, Shalvey & Bellaire

The final issue of Ellis and Shalvey's short Moon Knight run is as great as the first five. The premise here is that a jealous street cop is looking to take down Moon Knight and basically replace him. The comic does all the same storytelling tactics as the first five issues that work so well: brief dialogue, deliberate pencils, stark colors, gadgets and action. This comic hits the character from a slightly different angle but it works just as well as the other takes. Fantastic issue.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Moon Knight #2

April 5th, 2014 7:21pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Moon Knight #2Moon Knight #2
Marvel Comics
Ellis & Shalvey

The second issue of Moon Knight is much different than the first issue but is just as good as number one. The comic's design is what makes the book stand out and the execution of the story elements support this unique design. It's a fast read as there are plenty of silent panels and pages within the book. The artwork provides a near flawless flow to the story that helps the silent portions tell the unsaid. This is definitely a book worth picking up.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Moon Knight #1

March 8th, 2014 3:15pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Moon Knight #1Moon Knight #1
Marvel Comics
Ellis, Shalvey & Bellaire

Moon Knight is a character I've never had much interest in and I probably couldn't provide more than the basics if someone asked: he wears white and he's insane. This comic book immediately shatters any other notion I might have had about this character, including that he's a C-lister. This book opens with an introduction to the character by some other person talking on the phone about Moon Knight returning to New York. With that, the book is under way, defining the new version of the character, putting him in a situation and then explaining the new status quo. This is a very good template of how to launch a title of a character that needed a little revitalization. Excellent book.

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Variant Edition Tuesday 05/06/08

May 7th, 2008 10:02pm by ComicList Email

Variant Edition Tuesday is the quick dose of comic knowledge you need before you step into the comic book shop this week: the best books hitting the stands and the latest headlines.

New York Comic Con breaks records, Iron Man opens big, and Spidey goes to Washington. We sneak in a few advance reviews of Moon Knight #18, Amazing Spider-man #558, Young X-Men #2, Avengers Invaders #1 and Cable #3. Our Pick of the Week: Action Comics Annual #11. Plus a Nick's sporting a new 'do!

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Variant Edition 72

April 15th, 2008 12:31am by ComicList Email

VA SAYS: We had too many reviews shot for Episode 71, so I had to cut some...but never fear, we're running them in a special bonus All-Review Episode!

Reviews include: Cable #2, Astounding Wolfman #5, New Avengers #39, Moon Knight #17, Young X-men #1 and Goon #21 & #22.

Plus Nick's got a spoilerific look at the epic Walking Dead #48.

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The Acronyms List

AR -
Ask retailer for price
BD -
Blu-ray Disc
CCG -
Collectible card game
CD -
Compact disc
DVD -
Digital versatile disc
FCBD -
Free Comic Book Day
GN -
Graphic novel
HC -
Hardcover
HD -
High definition
LCG -
Living Card Game
MMPB -
Mass market paperback
PVC -
Polyvinyl chloride
RPG -
Role playing game
SC -
Softcover
TBD -
To be determined
TCG -
Trading card game
TP -
Trade paperback
UDA -
Upper Deck Authenticated
WDCC -
Walt Disney Classics Collection
WS -
Widescreen

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