It is actually a bit similar to the first issue where we see closeups of merely the eyes of the mask, as seen on the cover, directly ahead of the confrontation scene with that antagonist as well. It will be interesting to see if this 'cover roughly depicts start of confrontation' trend continues in the third issue (based off the falcon cover and sneak-peak image released, it appears it might be the case)
As far as the story and whether they are one-shots or instead play into a larger plot? Well, the two stories are extremely similar to each other - that is, what is essentially a Hired Gun (one S.H.I.E.L.D. field agent, one Private Contractor) is, at least in their own minds, betrayed/left to fend for themselves and snaps because of it... Wait, where have we seen something like that before?
I imagine we have seen these two seemingly random antagonists for a very specific reason, and I imagine that reason has everything to do with MKs own demons. In each issue Marc seems a bit more concerned with finding out the reason they are doing what they are doing then actually stopping them from doing it. Now combine that with the final two scenes of the first issue. I doubt there is anyone behind it all, but if there is a greater puppeteer at play I would have to think it would be Khonshu leading Marc on a quest for self (as he is seemingly on) instead of an outsider pulling the strings.
Of course, the next issues tease ("Moon Knight punches ghosts") could honestly mean absolutely anything from a bit of a mental breakdown/demons of his past to conflict with Khonshu (which is kind of the same thing though, I guess) to Morpheus or the 'Company' at work to who knows what; but I imagine it is internal strife that is about to bubble over based off these two as a setup.
And I, for one at least, say bring on the crazy!
: It does take me back to the days of the
: original Moench run from the 1980s somewhat,
: where the stories were often a 1-shot.
: In those issues, MK often dealt with a
: pyschotic non-powered villains. Those
: stories were gritty and the conflict was
: usually resolved by the end of the issue.
: The difference here is that these first two
: issues dealt with ex-military revenge
: I'm hoping for more pyschological-type
: thrillers in future issues.
: --Previous Message--
: I'm sure it'll expand into ongoing plots,
: I think to establish this new take on the
: character, Ellis wanted to do one shots for
: the first arc. Personally, I'm loving it so
: --Previous Message--
: It was cool. I was hoping for more,
: in the plot development of the series.
: This was basically a One-Shot with no real
: ties to past or future as far as I can tell.
: Art was AWESOME as Declan Shalvey is turning
: into one of my new favorites.
: For a #2 issue I kind of expected some sort
: of cliff hanger or something to make me
: impatient for the next issue but I didnt get
: that sense.
: The quality of the art and the reputation of
: Ellis is enough to keep me comming back. I
: hope to see the series plot expand in the
: near future.
: --Previous Message--
: Moon Knight 002 (2014)
: Well, that was... interesting. Interesting
: in that it helps show the pleasantly
: stylistic that will be this book - not as
: literary praise of the content. It wasn't a
: bad adventure but it wasn't fulfilling
: The sideways cover grabbed my attention -
: 'til closer examination had it make less
: sense. The MOON KNIGHT banner on it was fine
: for the premiere but it steals too much art
: space as a regular thing and the strip
: should be thinner. And the cresent of the
: moon is obvious but in relation to the
: skyline should not be eclipsed that way -
: unless it was MK's glider of which it didn't
: look like.
: The prologue setup went on too, too long.
: Clever but, let's 6 victims, would've moved
: things along in 2/3 the time and pagespace.
: Heck, even less victims would have given us
: more meaningful Moon Knight seeing how this
: is only his 2nd issue to hook readers.
: The fight was awesome and arguably saved the
: issue. The choreography was fast and furious
: with lots of neat POV imagery. Very little
: content though. And such an instant
: blabbering confession from a throwaway
: assassin and then a throwaway nobody
: character taking care of the problem did not
: do justice for Moon Knight as this series'
: superhero star.
: MK's moon discs slice thru metal handguns.
: Not much else to say about this ish.
: I miss Dad and Dan.
This website, its operator, and any content contained on this site relating to Moon Knight are not authorized by Marvel Comics, Inc.. This site is not sponsored, approved or authorized by Marvel Comics, Inc. The opinions of this site are not necessarily those of Marvel Comics, Inc. and this site is not an authoratative voice of the views of Moon Knight, and characters and situations as written by Marvel Comics, Inc. This site serves as a non-profit scholarly work which reviews, promotes, and documents the elements of Moon Knight in comic books and other media during the 21st century and beyond. All ideas in this site are expressed as a continuation of thought covering the pop culture associated with Moon Knight. These thoughts are not necessarily the ideas of Marvel Comics, Inc.. Some illustrations and words are the creation of others that may or may not have appeared in other publications or websites. Their inclusion in this site is not intended as an infringement of their copyright in any way, but rather is done in the interest of documenting and reviewing pieces of pop culture "comic book" history. Moon Knight and other related properties and images are © by Marvel Comics, Inc.
This Message Board owned and operated by: Mitch Taylor (Irn12)
Create your own free message board!