Friday, June 18, 2010

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #9 - Marvel

This was an interesting issue. It was actually less about the Moon Knight, Jake, and more about his team-up with Spider-man. There's a disturbance in mid-town, and Moon Knight comes flying in to help. He finds that Spider-man is tussling with the Sand-man. Of course the Sand-man is misunderstood. He's just trying to get a diamond for his daughter's tiara. But that's not really the point. And to be honest . . I doesn't really feel like there is a point. At least not to this part of the story. I guess it's just showing Moon Knight in action. And we see that his team is behind him. Once again. For now, at least. And that's basically all the first 34 pages of the story are about. Leaving 4 pages in the back, where we see that Moon Knight is spending his time going after, and cleaning up, some street crime. And he's showing some incredible restraint. But that just means that . . he's bored and listless. While he sees the reward and result of his actions, it's nothing compared to the drama that used to go on in his life. He almost seems like an alcoholic that's gone straight. He knows it's the right thing to do, the necessary thing, but . . at the same time he finds it boring, and menial. But he's going through the motions because he doesn't know what else to do. That is until the final page when Steve Rogers shows up, leading into his induction into Steve's covert team . . the Secret Avengers. Things are about to get a lot more interesting, real fast. 'Hey, I hear you might be looking for a mission, soldier . . I've got just the thing.' I thought it was a decent story by Gregg Hurwitz. Although the only part that really progress the character . . Jake's story, was the final 4 pages. The rest of it was fun . . for what it was . . a team-up. But . . it didn't really move the Moon Knight's, or Jake's story along. It just kind of was what it was. Anyways, Juan Jose Ryp is the artist of this book now. And this guy has a whole lot of potential. I really like his style. I think he's definitely going to be a good addition to this book. Also, that great cover is by J Scott Campbell. Hopefully next issue we'll get back to a real Moon Knight story. But . . I think with this Secret Avengers business, things aren't going to be normal for Jake for quite a while. That is . . assuming that they ever were. Anyways, I thought the book was ok. I'm a big Moon Knight fan, so that's why I keep coming back for more. But I was disappointed in the story. They can't all be gems though. Right?

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