Daily Archives: May 4, 2011

When the Moon Knight Hits Your Eye…

Moon Knight #1
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Alex Maleev
Colors: Matthew Wilson
Letters: Virtual Calligraphy
Cover artists: Maleev (regular edition)/Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary, Humberto Ramos & Mark Texeria (variants)
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $3.99 US

Brian Michael Bendis is clearly the most important writer working with Marvel Comics today because he’s at the helm of its most popular franchise at the moment, the Avengers, and its popularity is due mainly to his efforts. Given that fact, some may forget that Bendis built his reputation as one of the industry’s top super-hero writers on solo titles such as Ultimate Spider-Man and Daredevil. Aside from his creator-owned books, Bendis’ best writing has always been found in these more focused, character-driven books, so I was pleased when it was announced that he’d be taking on a new solo book with his longtime Daredevil collaborator (and partner on the superb Scarlet) Alex Maleev. Those looking for the kind of strength this creative team brought to DD and more recently to Scarlet will be a little disappointed, but the main reason is that what this title is really about isn’t touched upon until the final page of this inaugural issue.

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