Moon Knight #1
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Declan Shalvey
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Covers by Declan Shalvey, Bill Sienkiewicz, Adi Granov, Skottie Young, and Katie Cook
Release Date: March 5, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
Anyone who knows me know that I’m a HUGE Moon Knight fan. I’ve got every single issue from every single series that he was in. So, needless to say, I was more excited for Moon Knight #1 than anybody else on this planet. There was just one problem. I don’t usually like the writing of Warren Ellis.
Well, Warren Ellis proved me wrong with this book. He’s not writing like his usual self, and that threw me for a loop. Most often, when he takes on an already established character, he takes away everything that makes that character cool and spins him or her off in a totally different direction. Now, he does do that to some degree here, but he also leaves the core of who and what Moon Knight is. And, don’t worry, he even lets Moon Knight use his trademark crescent moon “moonarangs” or whatever they’re called. HE takes the character in a totally different direction than he’s ever been in before, but he makes it work and it somehow makes sense. I was very pleasantly surprised.
Artist Declan Shalvey blows it out of the water in this book!!! And I can’t talk about his art without bringing up colorist Jordie Bellaire, who makes Shalvey’s art jump right off the page. His depiction of the underground, street level of New York city is both familiar and unique, and Moon Knight stands out like a sore thumb…just like he’s supposed to. I can’t tell you enough how absolutely fantastic the art on this book is, you need to pick it up and see for yourself.
Now, I’m not telling you that you should buy Moon Knight, I’m telling you you must buy Moon Knight. Your life is not complete without it. Seriously, it’s by far the best book that Marvel’s put out this year. Hands down. No exceptions.