Here at Comic Vine, we love Moon Knight a whole lot. Seeing as the community voted him as our latest Character of the Month, it's clear many of you do, too. So, to further celebrate Moon Knight's glorious month of praise and attention, we thought it would be fun to take a trip down the anti-hero's crazy history and reflect on all of his runs. Everything from his 1980 volume to the current one made it on the poll, and the voters showed and overwhelming amount of support for one of the options. If you want to give this character a chance, the Comic Vine crowd strongly recommends the current run by Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire!
Ellis has brought the Fist of Khonshu back in a great way. He's added some new twists to the character while still respecting the source material and, best of all, each issue is a thoroughly satisfying standalone experience. Instead of attempting to win us over with a dire scenario that stretches across multiple issues, Ellis is simply showing us one unique adventure after another. We've had brutal action, a great look at the city Spector patrols, a trippy ride, and we've even seen Moon Knight throwdown with ghosts (let that sink in for a moment). Then there's the artwork which serves as a great compliment to the tone Ellis establishes and these visuals feel like a perfect fit for the character. Everyone is bringing their A game to this series, so what's not to love? Yes, it's disappointing the creative team will change soon, but we should enjoy the ride while it lasts and hope for the best when the new team jumps on. And hey, at least we'll still have Bellaire's colors to give us some sense of consistency!
Let's see what some Viners had to see about Marc Spector's history of volumes.
"I love the original series and vol 3, I really do but this new one has blown me away. Bit of a noob vote but what can I say, I had to do it. Ellis, Shalvey and Bellaire's run has been really good for Moon Knight."
"Moon Knight (2011) is my favorite Moon Knight title yet. I haven't read any other though except the current one.
But the current title isn't very far behind so I may change my mind when Ellis' run end."
"My favorite will always be the original Moench and Sienkiewicz run. It still holds up well to this day. I urge anyone who hasn't read it to get the Marvel Essentials editions of the series as it translates well into the black and white format. The Huston/Finch series got off to a good start but fell flat later on I felt. Of course the new series is awesome; I'm glad Ellis's successor is none other than Brian Wood."
"I had to go with the original. Bill Sienkiewicz's art on an ongoing? It's craziness changed my idea of comics back in the day. The whole Hatchet storyline was nuts at the time. The current series is amazing, but I felt like I can't vote on it yet after only a few issues."
"The 2006 run was very brutal. It is the mad violent Moon Knight I like. The kind of guy Captain America wouldn't trust because of his methods. And it has the most perfect description of the character in it (something like): 'I've never seen a guy stop a punch with his face like you do !'"
Here's the poll's results. Honestly, it's a bit surprising to see the short-lived VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT didn't receive a little more support.
- Moon Knight (current) 42%
- Moon Knight (2006) 24%
- Moon Knight (1980) 12%
- Moon Knight (2011) 12%
- Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989) 4%
- Moon Knight: Fist of Khonshu (1985) 1%
- Moon Knight: The Resurrection War (1998) 1%
- Moon Knight: High Strangers (1999) 1%
- Vengeance of Moon Knight (2010) 1%
- Shadowland: Moon Knight (2010) 0%
Feel free to share future question ideas in the comments below or via Twitter! Want to continue celebrating Moon Knight? We've posted his Best Covers, he's currently fighting Ra's al Ghul (vote here!), and his Best Battles will be posted on Friday. Praise Khonshu!