Moon Knight Black, White, and Blood
This book is very different from the regular monthly title, and I get that that’s the purpose but honestly, I’ll take the Jed MacKay book any day of the week. There’s so much potential here for some really awesome stories to be told, but I’m afraid they all fall a little short. It would take way too long for me to go into what I thought about each individual story. One is better than the others, one is told in a very different style, and the other is straight-up superhero fair that’s a little underwhelming. Marvel has lined up a pretty big creative team for these stories, and I really wanted to like them. I even read the book twice, but I just could not bring myself to warm up to the book, and try as I might I just couldn’t. That’s okay, because not every person likes every book.
The art for each story pretty well matches the story that it’s paired with. I’d have to say hands down that the art on the last story of the book is my favorite, The first two stories felt like the teams weren’t working super hard at bringing anything new or unique to their stories or the character.
I really question why Marvel would do a Black, White & Red book for Moon Knight, honestly. Moon Knight’s costume is already white and/or black & white, so what we ended up getting was just a scaled-down version of a Moon Knight book instead of a bold leap into new territory for the character. I honestly think a more interesting take would be a book where the creative team couldn’t use black, white, or red.
Lots of missed shots in this book. I really wanted to enjoy it but some creative choices that were made maybe shouldn't have been.
ADVANCED REVIEW: Moon Knight Black, White and Blood #1: Bloodbath
- Writing - 3/103/10
- Storyline - 3/103/10
- Art - 3/103/10
- Color - 4/104/10
- Cover Art - 6/106/10