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(Belated) Comic Review: Moon Knight #7


Marc Spector is protecting the streets and finds himself saving a not-so-good army general. The general is being hunted by a soldier who pledged he would seek justice for the victims of this corrupt general’s actions. As sympathic as Moon Knight is he cannot allow someone to die on his watch. That is not what justice looks like in his New York. He takes down the AWOL soldier and answers his ringing phone. What he doesn’t expect is who is on the other end of the line, his doctor from issue #1. Looking back she is the one who tells Marc Spector he is no longer suffering from Dissassociative Identity Disorder. He has brain damage. She believes he’s been taken over by the four aspects of Khonshu (Pathfinder, Embracer, Defender, Watcher), plus the secret fifth aspect (The One Who Lives On Hearts). Here she is in issue #1:

The questions is did the doctor simply hire this man to take out a terrible general who harmed her family? Or is there a grander scheme involving Moon Knight?

The digis coloring for the soldier’s uniform was a very good choice by Jordie Bellaire, the only mainstay from the previous six issues of Moon Knight. I really enjoy the Shalvey/Bellaire covers for their simplicity and I’m glad they are keeping Declan around in some capacity. Brian Wood is already different in creating a more overt connection between the issues whereas Warren Ellis was more subtle. We’ll see how it goes with the new team.