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Comic Vine Battle of the Week RESULTS: Moon Knight vs. Black Canary

Does the Fist of Khonshu continue his winning streak or has Dinah taken the victory?

June belongs to Moon Knight! He was voted as our Character of the Month and we've celebrated in a whole lot of ways. We've talked about his stories, artists, villains, covers, and much more. However, every week, we've also aimed to test his abilities as a hero. He's been able to defeat Green Arrow and Ra's al Ghul, so for his latest fight, we put him up against a very talented DC character: Black Canary. Would Moon Knight come out on top once again? According to the majority of voters, the answer is no! Black Canary has toppled the Fist of Khonshu!

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59% sided with Dinah Lance and 38% supported Marc Spector. Only 2% thought this battle is too close to call.

Moon Knight's weapons, armor, pain tolerance, and skill have allowed him to beat his previous opponents from DC, but these factors weren't enough to overcome Black Canary's key advantages. First and foremost, she's incredibly skilled. Her hand-to-hand attacks are precise and thoroughly impressive. She's not going to simply engage Spector in a slugfest, she's going to be tactical and make sure all of her hits count. Her pain tolerance and reflexes are commendable, too.

Then there's ace up he sleeve: the Canary Cry. It wouldn't be in character for her to kill Marc with it, but if push comes to shove, she'll have no problem hitting him with the blast. It may not be easy to keep Marc down, but given her skill and damage output, it's something she can absolutely accomplish. It would no doubt be an entertaining fight to witness and Marc's one tough dude, but Dinah has the skill and means to take the victory. Now, let's see what some Comic Viners had to say about this brawl.

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TDK_1997

"I am going to side with Dinah here.

Both Moon Knight and Canary are skilled fighters but on a lot of occasions Canary has impressed me way more than Marc has ever impressed me. She has some pretty solid feats that put her as one of the best fighters in DC and she will give Marc Spector a helluva fight if they go h2h and even if MK uses ranged attacks she can dodge,it ain't something she has never done and cannot do again.

Also in the same time she possesses a great range weapon that gives her the advantage in this fight,the Canary Cry. A weapon that can put a person down,shatter bones or disorient people if they have armor,as Marc has in this fight. Basically the canary cry and her hand to hand skills give her the win here,a hard battle but she will win it."

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Johnny_Anonymous

"This is how I see it going down:

Since they start 15 feet apart Spector begins by throwing crescent darts (or using his flechette guns) to gauge Canary's skill. Although Spector is an amazing marksman, Canary is good enough and experienced enough to dodge pretty much all his projectiles, she may get clipped but nothing that will slow her down. Eventually she will close the distance and force Spector in to a h2h fist fight. This will be a bloody and brutal fight. Spector stronger, faster, more brutal. Canary skilled enough to counter that and make it work for her. Eventually Spector will go down... And yet he get's back up and they go at it again. Both combatants are battered and bruised but Spector is definitely more worse for wear and Canary puts him down again.. and yet he still gets back up.

By this time Canary will realise whatever punishment she can dish out, Spector will take it and just keep on coming and she can't keep going like this so she decides she's had enough and unleashed the Canary Cry. Spector does have his armor that will protect his vitals but it's not enough to save him and Canary will walk away from a broken and ruined Moon Knight thinking she's the winner. This is Spectors chance, this is what he was waiting for the whole time. While he lies crippled on the ground he takes out a crescent dart, ricochets it off the nearest wall and embeds it in Canary's throat. She coughs up blood and bleeds out on the street.

Moon Knight may be beaten, broken and ruined but he will take the win."

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HigorM

"I'm going to side with Black Canary here, and not just because she's a great character with even greater looks, but because I believe she got what it takes to bring the Moon Knight down for good.

She possess a powerful weapon, powerful enough to shatter objects, disorient opponents and as more recently revealed, even shatter skulls and liquefy bones, which she won't hesitate on using, from different distances, not only offensively but also as a defense to avoid being hit by the dangerous gear MK is packing. Dinah is also an expert martial artist, considered to be one of the seven best fighters in the DC Universe, something that can be proved with her combat feats and training with other top martial artists.

So basically, Black Canary possess superior ranged (through Canary Cry), something that her enemy can't properly avoid. He will get hit eventually, and even with his pain tolerance, the effects are devastating. Even if he survives the strike, he won't be on pair with her fighting skill, so she is pretty much covered on both ways. He will find himself in a fight he can't win.

As for Moon Knight's gear, Dinah is more than capable of dodging his strikes, not to mention the possibility to use her Canary Cry to fly.

That's the scenario I can picture in my mind, although having a strong and solid opponent, with high levels of pain tolerance and great gear at disposal, in the other side we have a top martial artist with the ability to scream the enemy away."

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Agree? Disagree? Let us know below. Next week, Moon Knight will enter the Batman Battle of the Month! He's already faced Nightwing and Red Hood, and we know who he'll duke it out with next (no, it's not Batman)! If you want to make a match suggestion, let us know below or reach out via Twitter!

Want to continue celebrating Moon Knight? We've posted his Best Covers, Best Battles, and his Must Read Stories. Check the homepage on Monday to vote for the next Character of the Month!

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Edited By Winter_Kills

MK will be redeemed in the Batwoman fight! My faith in the comic community has been restored, I was beginning to think this was a beauty contest.

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Posted By HigorM

\o/ Dinah for the win!

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Posted By Winter_Kills

Oh ok. Well, if MK has some tag-team help he can do it. People severely underestimate him. I remember the Cap/Wolverine vs. Batman/Spider-Man tag-team they had on here a while back, and I can't believe people favored Batman/Spider-Man so greatly. Cap & Wolverine are soldiers, tempered by war, skilled tactical fighting machines. And Cap has been shown to stalemate Batman. And Wolverine has been shown to be faster than Spidey(way back in Spider-Man vs. Wolverine) and of course deadlier. Even if they switched opponents, Bats wouldn't know how to deal with Logan, and Cap can handle Spidey, no problem. It would be a tough fight of course, but the point is Cap/Wolvie were really underestimated in that one, just like MK was in this one. (I feel like Bats/Spidey took that one just based on popularity alone. I wonder if it would have turned out differently if it was Cap/Bats vs. Spidey/Wolverine, or Bats/Wolverine vs. Cap/Spidey.)

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Posted By NimaMindTricks

@winter_kills: On the bottom he hints it's gonna be a Batman-related one. So I was thinking MK teams up with a Marvel character or something.

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Posted By Winter_Kills

@nimamindtricks: Now that would be awesome. Gotta go with Cap & Bucky, though. Now MK could do fairly well if he had back-up, for example, if he had Winter Soldier as back-up, they could take Fury & Punisher.

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Posted By NimaMindTricks

Maybe make the last one a tag match? :)

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Posted By Winter_Kills

@pr0metheus:

Much as I love MK- Fury & Punisher got him on that one. One on one he might have a chance, but solo? No way. Now Fury & Punisher vs. Cap & Winter Soldier...

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Posted By Pr0metheus

Moon Knight vs Nick Fury & Punisher

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Posted By Winter_Kills

MK is severely underestimated. He's fought his fair share of psychotic & freaky opponents in the past(some superhuman & supernatural), I think he'd do pretty well against most of Batman's rouges. Bane would be the toughest for him. Still, I'd love to see MK school him like Cap did- man that was awesome.

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Posted By TDK_1997
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Posted By blackkitty

Moon Knight Vs Batgirl

Moon Knight vs Catman

Moon Knight vs Punch and Jewelee

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Posted By blackkitty

Well, here's the deal. If we're talking pre-52 Canary, she takes Moony 12 ways to Sunday. I mean, she's trained in multiple martial arts forms and mixing that with her canary cry, she wins. But, if we mean the new Canary... she hasn't impressed me as being that great of a fighter to be honest. I think Moon Knight can actually take her.

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yep. Moon Knight can't top that lol.

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Posted By Wolverine008
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Bloodied and beaten, but victorious.

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Edited By CaptainMarvel4Ever

Good, she deserved it.

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Posted By TBEMrMcCoy

Moon knight is in my top ten marvel characters but I had to vote for black canary. Her Canary Cry is the X factor. Even though he has armor on he can still hear. She would

Blow his ear drums up and snap his neck to finish him. Done deal. Black Canary is very underrated. This is coming from a person who grew up on marvel.

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Edited By SnowyMountain

Jeez, 59% on Black Canary? MK got robbed! While I admit that even I thought it would have been a close match between the two, MK would have gotten a slightly higher or closer voter percentage at the very least. Not much love or respect for Moon Knight.

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Edited By Vaeternus

I'd go with BC for sure here.

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Posted By TommytheHitman

I vote either:

Moon Knight vs. Bane

or

Moon Knight vs. Deathstroke

or

Moon Knight vs. Deadshot

Moon Knight VS Bane is what I wanna see.

He'd get his ass kicked by Deathstroke and Deadshot (as much as I love him) wouldn't really be much against him.

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Posted By CorruptedOwl

Finally he went down.

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Posted By TheSilentShane

I vote either:

Moon Knight vs. Bane

or

Moon Knight vs. Deathstroke

or

Moon Knight vs. Deadshot

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Posted By Hit_Monkey

Moon Knight runs a Bat villain gauntlet would great! Otherwise. Moon Knight vs an overtly supernatural character. Ghul was a good start but I'd like to see someone even more X-Files esque.

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Posted By ravisher

finally

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Posted By ScrappyDont27

@themagicstik: true but feel like the TMNT characters get undersold so figure that would spice it up more

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Posted By lvenger

@jashro44 said:

He's going to end up fighting Bane next week I bet.

There were some good arguments on both sides but I was personally more convinced by the black canary side.

Seconded, some good discussions from both sides. But I was also swayed over to Black Canary's side as well by the people arguing for her victory.

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Posted By matchesmalone21

@jashro44 said:

@matchesmalone21 said:

@jashro44 said:

@matchesmalone21: All of those guys are too much (not too knowledgeable about prometheus or richard dragon but if they live up to their hype...), with the exception of wild cat who from what I know moon knight should defeat due to better gear, I think he has greater skill.

Iplanted Wildcat as a trick because Wildcat is more resistant,experienced,stronger and in a matter of pain tolerance, he is the king due the ridiculous healing factor,you can beat him in all possible ways and yet it returns completely cured. Due Zatara intervention Wildcat escape from a curse that might changed him into a panther man.......werepanther...giving Ted Grant superhuman stats and also healing factor and immortality,he can only die if you kill him nine times in a single attack, ie, never.

I did not know that....LOL I guess I can't judge a fight between moon knight and wild cat.

Few people knows that too Geoff Johns bring that history back while writing JSA. LOL.

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@jashro44 said:

@matchesmalone21: All of those guys are too much (not too knowledgeable about prometheus or richard dragon but if they live up to their hype...), with the exception of wild cat who from what I know moon knight should defeat due to better gear, I think he has greater skill.

Iplanted Wildcat as a trick because Wildcat is more resistant,experienced,stronger and in a matter of pain tolerance, he is the king due the ridiculous healing factor,you can beat him in all possible ways and yet it returns completely cured. Due Zatara intervention Wildcat escape from a curse that might changed him into a panther man.......werepanther...giving Ted Grant superhuman stats and also healing factor and immortality,he can only die if you kill him nine times in a single attack, ie, never.

I did not know that....LOL I guess I can't judge a fight between moon knight and wild cat.

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@jashro44 said:

@matchesmalone21: All of those guys are too much (not too knowledgeable about prometheus or richard dragon but if they live up to their hype...), with the exception of wild cat who from what I know moon knight should defeat due to better gear, I think he has greater skill.

Iplanted Wildcat as a trick because Wildcat is more resistant,experienced,stronger and in a matter of pain tolerance, he is the king due the ridiculous healing factor,you can beat him in all possible ways and yet it returns completely cured. Due Zatara intervention Wildcat escape from a curse that might changed him into a panther man.......werepanther...giving Ted Grant superhuman stats and also healing factor and immortality,he can only die if you kill him nine times in a single attack, ie, never.

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Posted By jashro44

@matchesmalone21: All of those guys are too much (not too knowledgeable about prometheus or richard dragon but if they live up to their hype...), with the exception of wild cat who from what I know moon knight should defeat due to better gear, I think he has greater skill.

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Posted By matchesmalone21

@jashro44 said:

@matchesmalone21 said:

Moon Knight vs Midnighter?

God no. Sorry but thats a huge stomp. Spider-man would be lucky to hang with midnighter....

LOL. ok.

Cassandra Cain? Prometheus? Lady Shiva? Richard Dragon? Wildcat?

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@matchesmalone21 said:

Moon Knight vs Midnighter?

God no. Sorry but thats a huge stomp. Spider-man would be lucky to hang with midnighter....

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Posted By matchesmalone21

Moon Knight vs Midnighter?

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Posted By charlieboy

Yep, I definitely think Dinah would win this one.

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Posted By AndySynn

Much as MK is one of my favourite all-time comic characters (that's right, I said it, we're all among friends here) I still leant more towards BC in this fight. Just from a storytelling perspective I'd say she would win 6/10 times... it just makes sense that way in my head. It doesn't make her a better character, it's just that mixing and matching characters in these fights isn't a precise science, it's an art, which allows for more nuance and interpretation.

Though I do like the suggestion that MK might end up crippled and broken, but STILL take the win. That's kind of his modus operandi - victory despite severe, debilitating injury!

Hence why I think MK vs Batman would (should) end in a draw. Batman is certainly smarter, but MK tends to go to a more extreme place... I thin they'd both just end up lying in a pool of their own blood next to each other, completely exhausted yet desperately engaged in a final thumb war to decide victory.

MK vs Bane would be good though. Considering Bane vs Azrael went a certain way, and Bane does have a certain arrogance when dealing with caped crusaders... the big man would be in for a very rude awakening. Pretty sure MK would basically just sever his hamstrings at the earliest opportunity (agonising, but initially non-lethal) to cut him down to size without any hesitation.

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Posted By BlueAlchemist

@thedastardlyscoundrel: I think her scream could do some damage. She took damage to WW, and knocked off Amazo's head once.

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Posted By Rainja

Moon Knight vs The Wrecker

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Posted By dagmar_merrill

Bane VS Moon Knight would be awesome.

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Posted By Super_Buck

@tdk_1997 Another argument of the week, man. Good job!

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Posted By Huey_Freeman34

Some of these battles of the week are trash. Who picks them?

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Posted By Red-X17

@jashro44:

Couldn't agree more.

And I think bane would be cool, but to mix it up, they should go with Nolanverse Bane. Unless the mask get's damaged, he feels no pain, he has near superhuman strength, he is very fast and well trained, and in any carnation, Bane is Batman's equal intellectually, if not his superior.

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Posted By amazing_webhead

Canary is a certified ass-kicker, there's no denying

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Posted By Golden Cod

Depending on the incarnation of Moon Knight he has Adamantium or Carbonadium armour. In either case there is, quit literally, absolutely nothing that Canary could do to him. Her canary cry wouldn't even wake him from a power nap.

Wrong. Sound is simply vibration, which would be conducted right through Adamantium and Carbonadium. It's the same principle for why you can hear the next door neighbor's obnoxious music despite the windows being closed. Blunt trauma (like a punch from Hulk) will likewise transmit the force right through Adamantium armor and cause internal bleeding.

If Moon Knight had suit made of Vibranium you'd actually be right. Vibranium isn't impervious like Adamantium but it absorbs all kinetic energy thrown at it.

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Posted By Winter_Kills

To quote Roy from RIPD: "That's some honky-tonk bull$#!*" Just kidding, want to clarify so I'm not attacked by rabid fanboys & fangirls. I still think MK would come out on top, and I like both characters. I think MK would give her a strike to the larynx, paralyzing her Canary Cry so they could fight on even ground, hand-to-hand. It definitely wouldn't be an easy win- they'd be fighting like two rats in a plugged up $#!*house, and MK would have his share of wounds. But I think his merc experience, tactical ability, pain tolerance, unpredictability & occasional bat$#!* craziness would help him to narrowly win this one. Now a Black Widow vs. Black Canary fight? That I would pay to see!

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Posted By daredevil21134

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By viin

Black Canary for the win. Definatly an underestimated character and deserves way more attention.

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Posted By TheMagicStik

Moon knight vs Leonardo, Raphael and Casey Jones... Make it happen

I think an arguement could easily be made for Leonardo by himself.

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

I was snubbed.

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Posted By ScrappyDont27

Moon knight vs Leonardo, Raphael and Casey Jones... Make it happen

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Posted By deactivated-097092725

I love that pic of Black Canary. Very fitting considering the results.

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