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Comic Book Review: Moon Knight #6

Book: Moon Knight #6
Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Declan Shalvey
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

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Summary from Comixology: “A threat from the first issue is back to cause problems for Moon Knight! This mysterious person is the new Black Spectre and it doesn’t mean anything good for the protector of night travelers.”

The Overview:
I’m going to be completely honest and tell you what I really think. This book has been absolutely awesome. I really can’t think of any other writer that can write six stand alone issues of such an odd character like Moon Knight, and tie them all together at the very end. Bravo, Mr. Ellis, I give you a round of applause for blowing my mind with this book. And the cover was absolutely beautiful, and the fact that it is the inverse of the cover for issue 1 makes it all that more perfect. Everything really came full circle in unique away.

The Good:
As I said in my overview, the good was how perfectly everything fit into a nice puzzle. Reading the issues monthly was full of “What the f–k” moments, and I can’t get over how perfectly it all came together. When I finished issue #6 I had to set it down for a moment and just think about everything that had happened in the story arc. I believe, without a doubt, this will soon become the definitive story arc for Moon Knight. Also, Declan Shalvey’s art is absolutely breathtaking in this issue. At times it’s so simple, but yet so detailed and full of “character” for lack of a better term. Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey were the perfect team for such a far out crazy character.

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The Bad:
As awesome as this story has been, it sadly comes to an end. Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey are now done with the book, but will be working on a new project. Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood will be taking over the title starting next month with issue 7. I have high hopes for the next team, but it will be hard to follow such a groundbreaking series such as this one.

The Final Say:
BUY THIS BOOK. 4 out of 4. That’s all I have to say. You really need to buy this book and all the rest from this story arc. It was a great read.

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