Yes, we have a new writer and artist on the book. The truth is, the new creative team is continuing the vibe we’ve all come to love and expect in this series.
Brian Wood follows the one-off formula we’ve seen in the first six issues. There’s a threat to the city. Moon Knight is there and does what he does best in his own special way. There’s an appealing factor being thrown in the middle of events. We have one individual targeting another and its causing a risk to innocents around them. We get to cut to the chase and simply enjoy the action. Moon Knight has been portrayed as a silent but formidable…knight seeking justice for the innocent. He’s deeply immersed in his role as a protector and doesn’t have the time or patience to put up with those seeking to cause havoc or danger. This gives us the opportunity to see Moon Knight fighting another bad guy.
Greg Smallwood’s art captures the mood and vibe of the character. We have variations in the page layouts that reflects the chaotic nature of the events going down. His style fits nicely with what we now expect in the series. Jordie Bellaire continues to make everything gorgeous. The story takes place during the night in the rain. The contrast between the dark and Moon Knight’s costume along with the other characters, explosions, and locations across the city all look fantastic.
And there’s also another slight twist at the end that will make you smile. I didn't see this coming and I can’t wait to see where this development will go.
There's not much to nitpick over. The new creative team and Jordie Bellaire did not disappoint with this issue. The only thing that caused me to think twice was Mr. Knight’s white suit staying completely clean in the rain while he was fighting and tussling with his foe. Perhaps his suit is dirt resistant. Obviously this is a very minor concern.
Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood are continuing the adventures of Moon Knight admirably. Moon Knight has long been an intriguing character that sometimes lacked the proper guidance with the right creative team. Fans can rejoice as the series gives us what we’ve grown to expect. We have another self-contained story but there is an interesting twist and tie to what’s happened before. Smallwood’s art along with Jordie Bellaire’s colors look great and you can’t help but want more. Moon Knight is clearly in safe hands.