Monday, March 13, 2017

Moon Knight #12 Review - Marvel Monday

So Many Personalities

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Greg Smallwood, Jordie Bellaire and Cory Petit
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Review by: Josh Vermillion

Confusing. Mind-bending. Trippy. Awesome. Those are just a few of the words I would use to describe Jeff Lemire’s run on Moon Knight through the first 11 issues. There have been so many twists and turns through Marc Spector’s psyche, but even when I don’t have a clue what is really going on, I don’t want to put this book down. I haven’t been reading comics most of my life like America’s Sweetheart Eric Shea, but I’ve never read a book that I enjoy this much every single month. So let’s jump into this issue and see what Marc can get himself into this time.

We open up with Marc in a bit of a predicament as the inhabitants of the Overvoid have him tied up and are preparing to put him to death. Just before being killed, Marc Spector is saved by Moon Knight. Wait, what? Yes, you read that correctly. Moon Knight saved Marc, even though he thought he had gotten rid of his other personalities.

More help arrives in the form of Steven Grant and the Space Knight version of Marc. The team works together to free Anput and escape back to Anubis. Anubis gladly agrees to release Crawley’s soul in exchange for Marc freeing his bride. Before leaving, Marc’s other personalities tell him that even though he must continue alone, they will always be there when he needs them.

Throughout the story, we also see some more of Marc’s time as a mercenary, before becoming Moon Knight. He hunts down a man known as “The Wolf,” and delivers him to his employer. This employer turns out to the Bushman, Moon Knight’s most well known villain and one of the men who leaves Marc to die in Egypt.

I feel like I’m having déjà vu at the end of every review because this book is consistently great. Even in an issue like this that complicates the plot more and doesn’t do much to advance the main story, it’s still great. The art is awesome. The dialogue is awesome. The story is awesome. This book is just plain awesome.

Bits and Pieces:

This book is, without a doubt, my favorite book I’m reading from any publisher at the moment. I can’t get enough of it. Each month while I’m waiting for the next issue to come out, I keep rereading the rest of the run and trying to predict what’s coming next. Any fan of good storytelling that doesn’t mind a slow burn will enjoy this book. Do yourself a favor and give it a try.


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