Monday, December 08, 2008

Moon Knight: Silent Knight #1 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Moon Knight: Silent Knight #1, about which I write the following sentences: "This story is predicated on emotional moments and a tragic sense of loss, so I don't want to outline too many plot points which would undercut the thematic resonance, but the gist of the story is this: Moon Knight, haunted by Khonshu (who appears as a gruesome Christmas elf, much to Moon Knight's disdain), allows himself a moment of sentimentality, and more than a few people pay the price. It's an action comic that keeps almost all the action off-panel. We see the effects of the violence, but we don't see how it happens. And that's an approach that fits this story well. But, because of that choice, it doesn't quite have the visceral power of the Punisher holiday special. It's more subtle this way, though, and if you're looking for a quiet, meditative Moon Knight story, this is the one for you."

Read the entire review HERE.

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