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Moon Knight #4 - Welcome To New Egypt: Part 4 of 5


Moon Knight's struggle to escape the madness with his allies continues.

The struggle to escape continues. Marc Spector found himself locked up in an asylum and was told all his memories of being Moon Knight were a delusion. Breaking out with allies from his past, it's been a tough journey with some severe casualties apparently occurring. What separates this as a typical superhero story or past Moon Knight ones is the unknown of what is actually happening. Marc Spector has been portrayed as being mentally unstable in the past and that aspect is a big part of the story.

Jeff Lemire is crafting the story in a way where you almost believe the evil doctor and orderlies from the hospital are telling the truth. Has the entire city been transformed into an Egyptian sandstorm? The way we see events flip between the sandstorm and a "normal" storm is intriguing. The mystery of how this is all happening and what it all means keeps you hooked.

Greg Smallwood's art and Jordie Bellaire's colors continue to blow me away. They manage to keep the story tight with a feeling Moon Knight exists in his own separate comic universe. When you read this comic, it feels like everything else fades away. You become completely immersed in the story.

While the issue isn't non-stop action, there is plenty going on. Seeing the casualties is tough. This is where, as a fan, you want to hope some of the events aren't really happening. With a strange twist at the end, you can't help but ask, "What the heck is going on?"

It's no secret how much I love Moon Knight as a character. While he's placed in a situation that calls his sanity into question, you can't help but get pulled into Jeff Lemire's story. The feeling of mystery amps up the tension of the story. Greg Smallwood's art and Jordie Bellaire's colors are absolutely gorgeous. This is what I want my Moon Knight comics to look and feel like. I can't get enough of this series.