REVIEW: Check IMDB For the Secret Identity of Moon Knight #4
In Moon Knight #4 by Jed McKay, Alessandro Cappuccio, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Cory Petit, with a main cover by Steve McNiven & Frank D’Armata, we get a story that opens on a really great page featuring Marc Spector being woken up by his iPhone… while he’s sleeping in a sarcophagus!
In this issue, which is subtitled “Blackmail,” we continue our ongoing investigation into the more subtle elements of Moon Knight’s psyche… all while he faces another wave of villains!
This issue also features some interesting conversation between Spector and his therapist, who makes the interesting observation that while many of her superpowered clients wear masks, they each have their own individual reason for doing so. It’s a sign that the creators behind this book have done a lot of thinking about the tropes of superhumans, and it shows through in this interesting and subtle script!
This issue includes a great villain, as well: Rampage. This character has gone from “Silicon Valley wunderkind to costumed villain” – wait, is there supposed to be a distinction there? We hear all about how he has worked with Punisher (until Punisher cut up his face), and Jigsaw (a Punisher antagonist who also betrayed him).
And as is suitable for a villain of this type, Rampage goes after Moon Knight using money.
Finally, a hero gets to guest star in this issue, as well: none other than Greer Nelson, better known to Marvel Blog True Believers as Tigra! As a devoted fan of the West Coast Avengers, I very much enjoyed the character’s appearance… and it’s nice to see that Moon Knight and Tigra have maintained their friendship through the years!
Moon Knight #4
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