Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Review- SHADOWLAND: MOON KNIGHT

SHADOWLAND: MOON KNIGHT (Marvel, 2011; Hardcover)
Collects Shadowland: Moon Knight Nos. 1-3 (cover dates October- December, 2010) and Moon Knight No. 13 (cover date November, 1981)
Writer: Gregg Hurwitz
Artist: Bong Dazo
I have always liked Moon Knight. He is a C-lister, but I enjoy this multiple personality, schizophrenic cat. He is way out of his gourd here, and we even see the resurrection of his Marc Spector personality. This story weaves in and out of the core Shadowland mini-series, and can not really be read alone. It works as a stand alone read until he infiltrates Daredevil's Japanese looking temple. The artwork is a little more cartoony than I like for this character. Moon Knight needs a dark, scratchy type of artist. Dave Finch and Bill Sienkewicz did him best. 
Moon Knight No. 13, from 1981, features a Daredevil/Moon Knight team up and is provided here to pad out the page count in the paltry, overpriced offering. It has four issues at $19.99 MSRP. Lame. This is a fairly enjoyable read, but it's a skimpy book at that price point.
The OCD zone- Standard Marvel Premiere Edition hardcover, with the same nice paper and glued binding. This book is so thin that it lays perfectly flat in one hand, though.

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