Am I the only person bothered by Marvel’s maddeningly pointless relaunches and numbering systems? I assume not, but here’s another reason to complain.
This is most definitely not the first Moon Knight Annual special, but it’s numbered as if it is. Of course, it’s the first one for the current Moon Knight series, but it’s stil confusing nonetheless.
In this one off, Moon Knight has to track down Jack Russell, the Werewolf by Night, who has kidnapped Diatrice – Moon Knight’s daughter.
It’s all a bit underwhelming, sadly. The late stage twist isn’t very interesting and the story overall just feels a bit meh; it’s a very old fashioned superhero fight with very little of interest that occurs throughout.
Diatrice doesn’t quite ring true with her dialogue being particularly clumsy, but the same could be said for a few of the other characters too.
Though it’s kind of cool to see Moon Knight take on the Werewolf by Night once more – they have a long history after all, with Moon Knight having debuted in the nocturnal lycanthrope’s series in the 70s – it all just feels like it fizzles out and by the final page it feels somewhat pointless.
Die hard fans of Moon Knight who have been keeping up with his current series may glean the most enjoyment from this issue; it’s not one I’d recommend to more casual fans, however.
There’s no denying that it has a seriously cool cover though.
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