omertalvendetta's Moon Knight #4 review

Avatar image for omertalvendetta

Pretty Weak...

The colors on this cover are very nice and as you can see the art is very gritty.  I really, really like how they used orange here.   
The Good: 
The characterizations are still pretty good, especially when it comes to the Avengers (which makes sense since Bendis is the current writer of that series as well).  The art being gritty is a great advantage that sets the tone of this series as something that ought to be taken serious.  Sadly, I can't (see below). 
The Bad: 
I'm bored.  This series has been on the ups and downs couple of issues, with more of a hit or miss.  I do like Moon Knight very much in Secret Avengers and frankly, when I first picked up this series, I expected more of that kind of action.  I am tired of the whole Moon Knight is Wolverine/Spider-Man/Captain America plot device (to get readers that are fans of those other series, perhaps?) and frankly, none of what is actually happening in this version of the west coast has yet to interest me enough to where I look forward to picking this up every week.  At this point, it seems I'm doing it because I'm a completist, and because I hope this series will get better... if by issue 8, at the very least, this series hasn't gone anywhere of importance, then it will sadly be dropped.  There's too many other good stuff on the stands right now, and the price of this comic (for such mediocrity) doesn't really bide well for the future of the series.  
Not much actually happens in this issue.  We get good characterizations in a few places and overall excellent art, but the story is a little shy of atrocious.  It's boring and nothing has compelled me to where I look forward to the series' future with hope.  If this doesn't pick up some sort of significance (and maybe not use really boring villains), then I can see this series not lasting past 10 issues and getting cancelled like every other Moon Knight series in the past.  What is this, like Volume 8?? 

Other reviews for Moon Knight #4

    Im finally getting BMB's comedy. 0

    Review for Moon Knight #4.  The Story: Echo and Mark eat some hotdogs but get attacked by Night Shift.   The Good: Im finally starting to find the comedy Bendis writes very funny. All character interaction has some sort of comedy in this, from Echo talking to Carol Danvers and her not remembering her for being an Avenger for 12 seconds, to the Spidey, Cap and Logan talking about how Echo wont come. And even tough there hallucination's each of them are well characterized, Cap is full of advice, S...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Moon Knight #4 0

    Well this issue in short doesn't do much to advance the plot of the new Moon Knight series.  To be honest I'm not a Bendis fan so I'll do my best to judge the comic and not him.  The story line doesn't seem to be real defined in any of the preceding issues or in this issue in general, so its definitely not a comic for someone looking to get into the character or for someone returning to the character.    The Good: Maleev's art fits the tone well with its dark and gritty nature.  Originally I was...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.