Goodnight Moon (Knight)Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Greg Smallwood, Wilfredo Torres, Francesco Francavilla, James Stoke, Jordie Bellaire, Michael Garland and Cory Petit
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 3, 2016
Review by: J. Vermillion
Let’s start with a little bit of history. Not Reggie and Chris level of history, but history nonetheless. Moon Knight got his first ongoing series in November 1980. Since then, he has had eight different series dedicated to him, including five since 2006 alone. Whether that says something about Marvel and all of their reboots or something about the character itself is up for debate, but to me it shows that not a lot of creators have been able to make this character work and make this title sell. Jeff Lemire has totally reinvigorated the character and made it something more people are interested in. He’s done this through fantastic storytelling through the first four issues and I had no doubt in my mind that it would continue into this fifth issue.
Moon Knight #5 starts off right where #4 left off, with Marc Spector in his Mr. Knight persona confronted by Moon Knight. “How is that possible?” you ask. “If Marc is Mr. Knight, who’s in the Moon Knight costume?” you ask. Well that is exactly what Mr. Knight is determined to find out. Greg Smallwood lays out some beautiful fighting panels as Mr. Knight and Moon Knight square off. It’s a brief fight though, and Moon Knight gets away and takes Marlene with him.