Monday, July 21, 2008

Moon Knight #20 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Moon Knight #20, about which I write the following sentences: "Basically, it's a flashback to 1994, to a hitherto-untold story about the time Jack Russell (a.k.a. Werewolf by Night) was part of a seedy underworld werewolf fighting ring and Moon Knight swooped in to bust it up. Over the years, we've all seen the classic story about the gladiators fighting for their lives -- whether it be in ancient Rome or in the bowels of the big, uncaring city -- and that's what we get here. Except it's mixed with elements of the dog-fighting genre, and the genre of the superhero-who's-just-as-screwed-up-as-the-monsters-he-fights. All of which is well and good. The concept works. The imagery of giant werewolves fighting each other -- that works too. But this story tries so hard to be hard-boiled and tough that it falls into disappointing cliche."

Read the entire review HERE.

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