elcapitan's Moon Knight #4 review

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Gorgeous

I've been away from comics for a long time and missed a lot of the talent development since, jeez, the 90s. Until I picked up Moon Knight #1 last week I'd never heard of Alex Maleev, but I'm a huge fan now. Wow.

Maleev has a rough style that normally doesn't resonate with me, but unlike a lot of other rough styles, the lines are really tight and clean. I dunno how better to describe it, but Moon Knight is blessed with a style that is perfect for expressing the dark and gritty nature of the book, but without having to rely on a lot of shadows and shading. Especially striking is Moon Knight's costume in fight scenes. Marc's face remains completely shrouded during battle, but his suit just shines and the cape creates great contrast in the panel.

Another favorite moment is when Marc gets punched in the face. It spans four panels and colors the shroud of his hood red.

Bendis made a very smart choice in deciding to manifest Marc's multiple personality disorder in other superheroes. It allows him to write four characters in one, viewed through Marc's slightly insane perspective. His writing hits funny notes and serious notes and I love how Marc's internal dialogue reflects his actions and fighting style. Getting a peek into his thoughts as he fights is also lots of fun.

I'm not sure where Moon Knight is going and this issue did little to further the Kingpin plot, but there are worse things than teaming Moon Knight up with Echo and the cliffhanger does seem genuinely interesting for two non-superhumans to have to deal with.

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