Adult, Books, Comics, YA (Young Adult)

Moon Knight: Volume 1: From the Dead

Series Title: Moon Knight
Volume # and Title: 1: From the Dead
Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Declan Shalvey
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Collected Issues: #1-6
Page #: 136

This being the only trade I got that wasn’t published by Image.  This is in part due to the fact that I have not been enthralled with Marvel and DC comics for a while.  They have stories and characters that I love, but I haven’t really been interested enough to buy something new in a while.  This was the first thing that has stood out to me in a while and I’m glad that I got it.

I loved the art in this comic particularly, it is both beautiful and creepy.

If you don’t know who Moon Knight is then this is a great trade to pick up.  It is able to give you Moon Knight’s entire origin story in about two pages.  You get the character development in the rest of the book.  If you are familiar with Moon Knight you get to see him in action without having to traipse through the origin story again.

Rather than these comics being a handful that loop into one story arc, they are all self sufficient. They would probably be better read as monthly issues.  There isn’t really an overarching plot here, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It just isn’t ideal for the trade format.

I hear that they have a new writer for the next trade so we might get an overarching plot for the next couple of issues. I’ll keep reading this series. It wasn’t disappointing. It wasn’t the best book I read but it wasn’t bad either.

If you are looking for an interesting super hero in the Marvel Universe that isn’t one of the top contenders you might want to look into Moon Knight.


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