Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Greg Smallwood, Jordie Bellaire and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion
Up to this point in the series, Marc Spector and his friends have been patients at the Retrograde Sanitarium, a mental hospital with some torturous doctors and nurses. Dr. Emmut tells Marc that he has been a patient there his whole life, that there is a Moon Knight out there that isn’t him, and that he needs to let go of his delusions. Khonshu steps in and shows Marc that the hospital is actually a prison, Dr. Emmut is actually the evil Ammut, and that Khonshu’s brother Seth The Usurper is invading our reality to take it over. I know that sounds complicated and pretty out there, but Jeff Lemire and Greg Smallwood pull it off brilliantly. They keep you guessing on what is real and what isn’t, and really show the insanity of Marc Spector. The first three issues are very cinematic in the plotting and the pacing of Marc’s visions and his escape attempts. So did #4 live up to the high bar set by the first three issues? Let’s find out.