Moon Knight #3
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art and Cover: Declan Shalvey
Color Art: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
I don’t know what it is about Marc Spector but I always love reading him. I was super excited when this relaunch was announced because other than Age of Ultron, we haven’t really seen the Lunar Lunatic since Bendis’ run which started in 2011 and only lasted 12 issues. So far I am both pleasantly surprised and intrigued by this run. It’s is totally not what I was expecting. Â We are seeing a very different Marc Spector and Moon Knight. And you know what? I really like the changes.
At the beginning of this run, Marc has moved back to New York from Los Angeles. He no longer think’s he is Captain America, Wolverine, and Spider-Man. He’s just crazy. And crazy isn’t good for anyone who stands in his way. Ellis does a good job of respecting Marc’s past while delivering us a new status quo which makes this run an excellent jumping on point for new readers. In this issue we get to see Marc embrace the Egyptian heritage of his powers and use it to help him fight some untouchable foes. He manages to get the upper hand and looks downright awesome while doing so. We are slowly learning more about Marc and his mysterious past.
One of my favorite things about this series is the art. For a good portion of the issue there isn’t much dialogue and it relies heavily on the art to tell the story and Shalvey owns it. Shalvey does one hell of a Moon Knight, no matter what costume Marc happens to be wearing. It matches the darker tone of the book very well. His art is very consistent throughout the issue and I swear he is stepping up his game with each issue that comes out!
Rating 6 (out of 7): This issue has a cool story paired with great art. I’m really enjoying this new take on Moon Knight. I think Warren Ellis has some interesting things in store for us. Plus the Ryan Stegman variant cover is perfect!