Stories by Cullen Bunn, Michael Fleisher, Doug Moench, illustrated by Don Perlin, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ibrahim Moustafa, and Matt Horak
Several of Moon Knight’s adventures are collected here in this volume. The first story is a two-issue arc from Werewolf by Night, where Marc Spector is employed to capture a werewolf and bring it back to a live, captive audience for $10,000. In the next adventure, Spider-Man and Moon Knight team up to infiltrate the underground of crime families. The last adventure is a journey through time with Keng the Conqueror, with both Keng and Moon Knight them chasing sacred artifacts of Khonshu that could re-write reality itself.
This series of books (Marvel-Verse) brings together some older adventures and reprints them for today’s audiences. Some of these adventures might shed a little light on a hero’s backstory or be something interesting or important to who they are as a character. For these Moon Knight stories, it seems like someone grabbed a few that were mildly entertaining, not ones that really showcased the character, nor especially ones that highlight his changing role through storylines (which is suggested in the back-cover synopsis). Old comics are sometimes harder for me to read because of their stereotypical plots and characters (although, this is where those stereotypes come from, I suppose). This volume of the Marvel-Verse series might be more interesting to nostalgic readers, rather than as an introduction to Moon Knight and his backstory.
The stories that have been selected here are pretty tame in terms of violence and sexual content. There is one scene where Marc comes back to his mansion through the bedroom, and his love-interest is there waiting for him, and there's a fade-to-black before they start doing what is obviously going to happen next.
Sara's Rating: 7/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Publication Date: March 8, 2022
ISBN: 9781302933920 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 7/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Superheroes, Action Adventure, Marvel
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