Saturday, August 23, 2008

Moon Knight #21 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Moon Knight #21, about which I write the following sentences: "'Moon Knight' #21 begins the 'Death of Marc Spector' arc -- the arc you may have seen promoted in the jarringly odd in-house Marvel ads this month. You know, the one with this issue's cover -- the Arthur Suydam painting of Venom pouncing on a sad-looking Moon Knight. The one with the text, 'From "Entourage" Writer Mike Benson.' Nothing says death and violence like a jokey, unimpressive HBO comedy. Of course, if Benson brought a sense of humor to 'Moon Knight,' it would probably be a whole lot better than it is, because this first installment of "The Death of Marc Spector" is relentlessly serious and faux-intense. It's a good thing Texiera and Saltares thrive on drawing guys making angry faces and yelling, because they get to show that side of their talent on half the pages in this issue. It's an endless stream of, 'Where's Moon Knight?!?' and 'I know you know where he is! Tell us!' Because, you see, Moon Knight's on the lam. He's a registered hero who isn't playing by the Initiative rules.

Read the entire review HERE.

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