By Jed Mackay, Alessandro Cappuccio and Rachelle Rosenberg
Is there truly anything more terrifying than a swarm of elderly people attacking you? Moon Knight #2 investigates why a group of senior citizens are attacking residents. If there was ever a character who should deal with a threat like this, clearly Moon Knight is the guy to handled it. We’re only two issues in to this new run, but it feels fresh and exciting.
Jed Mackay has been on a roll lately. He’s poised to become one of the new up and coming writers with his solid work on this title and books like Black Cat. Mackay does a lot of good thing this issue, but first and foremost, his creativity works wonders this issue. The villain, someone who controls people through his sweat, is a pretty good and original twist. How this problem in the city gets solved is also fairly creative too. Mackay also gives us an interesting new character this issue in Soldier. He may just be a one time use guy, but he seemed cool and I’d like to see more of him. Another thing that works for this book is how far Moon Knight’s problem solving skills have come. He is able to handle a situation like this calmly and effectively. We’re also getting invested in Moon Knight’s sidekick Reese. She’s someone who has stolen panels with her limited time in the book.
The pencils this issue are handled by Alessandro Cappuccio with color by Rachelle Rosenberg. Cappuccio slays the art this issue. As we get a look inside Marc’s mind, Cappuccio draws a menacing, over sized creature resembling Moon Knight. Reese cleaning up wounds while fighting off her urge to lick the blood is another great panel. He fangs are out and the look on her face is priceless. The colors by Rachelle Rosenberg are amazing as well. Rosenberg is one of the best in the color business, so naturally any time her name is attached to an issue, it’s bound to be great. Early in the issue, as Moon Knight talks with Soldier about his attack, there is a panel of Moon Knight perfectly shaded. Half of his body is covered in darkness and the other half is light. As we venture into Moon Knight’s mind, Rosenberg mixes a barrage of light and dark colors as we see the creature that lives inside Moon Knight’s mind. The pencils and colors put this issue over the top in terms of quality. A great job all around by those involved in the art department.
Moon Knight #2 is just as good and amazing as the first issue. Jed Mackay seems like he’s building something something great with this run, and it’s only been 2 issues. The pencils and colors couldn’t be better. Moon Knight is a series that should be read by everyone!