Of all the characters in the Marvel Universe, Moon Knight was probably the one that I was most looking forward to getting into. I’d never come across him before, and I assumed that he is essentially Marvel’s equivalent of the Dark Knight. So needless to say I was excited to jump into this comic!
The novel, “Lunatic” starts with Marc Spector waking up in a mental asylum. He struggles to remember who he is, and where he is and why, and the constant beatings from the guards obviously don’t help. Marc knows that he was once the Moon Knight, but a number of alternate identities also stick out to him. His only respite is Khonshu, the Egyptian deity who gave him his powers, who regularly speaks to him in order to help him break out of this mental prison. However, upon breaking out, Marc finds a world that he doesn’t recognise at all.
In a very weird way, this is less a Moon Knight novel and more of a Marc Spector novel. Although it had aspects to it that were really interesting, overall, I had absolutely no idea as to what was happening. There is a lot of character development obviously, but again, it’s more focused on Marc.
The artwork was not bad at all. I have overall found that the Marvel novels seem to have artwork which seems more gritty and reflects the characters. The covers were interesting, each of them in this almost minimalistic style. Overall, I had no idea what was happening, but I didn’t hate it.
When Marc has to fight Moon Knight?
It’s a little tough, but most likely Marc. He seems unhinged, but also a badass at the same time!
Story Arc: ★★½
Character Development: ★★★★