Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #8 - Marvel

Last issue we saw that Moon Knight had accidentally saved the life of Herman Goncharenko. Accidentally because . . well, he didn't know who he really was. Apparently he's some Russian mob boss. Anyways, afterwards, he finds out that Goncharenko's men have a young boy that they took hostage. Without being able to contact their boss, they aren't going to know what to do. This issue Moon Knight makes it there and saves him. However, Deadpool still has a job to finish. He was hired by a woman who's family Goncharenko assassinated, to kill him. Which puts him at odds with Moon Knight. As usual, Deadpool's characterization and dialogue is hilarious. But the funniest part of this issue, to me, is when Moon Knight realizes that Deadpool can't be killed. 'Hel-lo! Healing factor! If you'd taken your time to Wikipedia me, you'd already know . . GLP!' That was all Moon Knight needed to hear. He goes after Deadpool with all the frustration that's been building up in him over the months . . and gets it all out. 'Man . . I needed that.' However, at the end of the story, it seems that Jake is being controlled by Khonshu. He gets out of bed and goes to the hospital where Goncharenko is being kept. It looks like he's going to kill him. But the woman who hired Deadpool got there first. Instead of doing the deed himself, he just watches from outside the window as she does it . . not interfering. So even though he didn't actually kill him himself, you'd think that this would still weigh on his conscious . . if he was truly reformed. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what kind of affect this has on him. I thought the story by Gregg Hurwitz was . . ok. It was fantastic. And it wasn't overly complicated. But it did give us a little more insight into Jake's character. Tan Eng Haut does the art. Again . . I just thought it was ok. Some panels were inked way to heavy. And some were a little hard to follow the flow, with the way that they were set up. Although there were some panels that looked fantastic. It just wasn't consistent. Overall I enjoyed the book. But I've seen better issues.

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