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Moon Knight: The Complete Bendis Collection s/c

Moon Knight: The Complete Bendis Collection s/c back

Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev


Page 45 Review by Stephen

“I hear voices.”

From the creative team behind SCARLET and the best-ever run on DAREDEVIL comes a 7,205th attempt at Moon Knight to coincide with the number of personalities battling away in his nocturnal noggin. You can add three more here, and they’ll be readily familiar to a surprising number of you.

Finally after half a century of modern Marvel continuity, some of the supervillains have figured out that if 963 superheroes have chosen to live in Manhattan and only one in Los Angeles, they’d be 963 times less likely to get busted if they relocated to L.A.. Marc Spector also happens to be in L.A., overseeing the launch of his Legend Of Khonshu TV show, so the Avengers call on him to scare the bejeezus out of the criminal community there... IN HIS MIND!

Lo and behold, a new Kingpin has indeed set himself up: Count Nefaria, a man with a power level way off the scale, bent on reclaiming the gleaming head of the genocidal robot Ultron snatched from under his nose by Moon Knight. Obviously he’s way out of his depth – this is going to take a whole team full of Avengers. It's a bit of a shame, then, that they’re ALL IN HIS MIND!

“I know what I’m doing.” He really doesn’t.

Gorgeous, twilight art – the closest yet to Bill Sienkiewicz’s – with exceptional light effects under the water, high above the smoking remains of the yacht, and some truly brutal bust-ups leading to an explosive finale with some serious firepower and I’m really not kidding about the awful consequences. On the other hand, it was also deliriously funny.

“I’m sorry I was a bad boss.”
“Are you kidding me? You were never around, barely cared and I got to come and go as I pleased. You were the best boss I ever had.”