The scars of Zodiac’s attack linger with the faithful of the Midnight Mission, but that doesn’t stop Moon Knight from picking an entirely new fight. A new arc begins as Moon Knight goes to war with the vampires of the Structure, but he finds it a battle on two fronts – one on the midnight streets, the other within his own mind!
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: MacKay brilliantly transitions Marc from one arc to another without losing any of the intensity or humanity of the previous story. I continue to love the progression and evolution of Marc as a character and the story does a brilliant job of showcasing how dangerous and unpredictable Moon Knight is by having Taskmaster show real fear of him. Marc’s struggles continue to be compelling and his interactions with the people in his life make those struggles more engaging. I also really love seeing Moon Knight be a terrifying badass. The Art: Sabbatini delivers some beautifully detailed panels and pages throughout the issue. The action is visually thrilling and the look of Taskmaster is fantastic. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him look scarier.
Comic WatchMoon Knight #13 is a firm place to start for new readers of the book and continuing fans, as it contextualizes the previous issues and advances plots from early arcs. With a gorgeous color palette and strong art overlaid on an excellent plot full of deep cuts, its not hard to see why Mark Spector has been able to survive the year and barrel forward in this volume. With an arc centered around vampire pyramid schemes and d-list villains, one can hope that the book will continue the spirit that makes it unique and that the art will take crazy swings as the plot continues to unfold.
AIPTMoon Knight #13 is a great example of how you can show who a character is via a narrative trick. It's also a great showing of how badass this hero is and there's no one else like him. At the very least, Taskmaster is proven to be a great hype man and should be hired by anyone who needs extra rep.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsMoon Knight #13 begins a new arc with a new crusade against a growing tide of vampires in NYC. Taskmaster's cameo adds an amusing bit of levity and reputation-building for the Fist of Khonshu, and the art is filled with gritty, moody drama and action. Coming off a lackluster finale to the Zodiac arc, this is an excellent start to get the title back on track.
RazorfineTaskmaster's take on Moon Knight, which doesn't even get into his ties to a god, works really well to sell just how dangerous a character he is (not that it changes the vampire's decision to continue his war). Sadly, we don't get a battle between the two. We also learn the fate of Soldierwhile the issue teases a possible more internal Moon Knight issue next month.
ComicBook.comMoon Knight brought its first-year run to a thrilling close with issue #12, and issue #13 halts the momentum just a bit to put some promising elements into place. Writer Jed MacKay does a superb job of building on the mythos surrounding Moon Knight, with Taskmaster's words successfully conveying why Marvel villains in New York tend to leave him be. That's only further sold by artist Federico Sabbatini and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, who craft a sense of dread around Taskmaster, and consequently his words regarding Moon Knight are that much more effective. There is a lot of catch-up here and Zodiac fallout without moving much in any particular direction, as the Reese Tigra conversation is great but rather short, and we don't get movement on the big cliffhanger from issue #12 until the very end. This issue feels like a necessary but entertaining setup, and issue #14 can't get here soon enough.
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