While Moon Knight ventures into unknown territory to make a new friend of an ancient monster, Hunter’s Moon stalks the rooftops on his own, intent on his own definition of justice.
Little does he know that he is far from the only one stalking the nighttime cityscape…
Comic WatchMoon Knight #16 is an excellent set-up issue, reaffirming the stakes of the run while giving more insight into the current antagonist's plans. It also expands the supernatural underworld of New York, establishing a new subset of vampires and linking to various plots of other Marvel books. The true hero of the issue is Cappuccios art and Rosenbergs colors, the two elevating the story through strong visuals and two opposed palettes that give distinct but similar aesthetics that speak to the cohesion of the two plotlines. This book is an excellent place for new fans to jump on, thanks to the excellent contextualizing MacKays script does. Its also rewarding for continued readers, deepening everything thats made the run so strong over the last 15 issues.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: MacKay continues to craft an entertaining and thrilling story for Moon Knight that always has some great character moments as well as surprises. I continue to enjoy the build up of this story and how engaging that characters are within it. The story is smartly written and brilliantly paced with great rising tension between both parts of the plot. The Art: Cappuccino delivers some beautiful art in the issue. The action is thrilling and wonderfully detailed and I love the level of tension that is exhibited visually from just a conversation.
ComicBook.comDialogue is king in Moon Knight #16, which is saying something when a book looks this stunning. Some of the tensest and hardest hitting scenes in the issue are just two people talking, even if one of those conversations does have Moon Knight getting slammed into a wall. It's a testament to writer Jed MacKay, artist Alessandro Cappuccio, colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, and letterer Cory Petit that everything comes together so seamlessly, and Moony's corner of the world feels so much larger and more lived in when he interacts with people outside of his normal bubble (despite them all occupying the same space). MacKay's Moon Knight is so confident and sure of what he can do, and that helps him feel like he belongs in these ever-expanding and more powerful circles. Oh, and if you want action in the traditional sense, Cappuccio and Rosenberg keep things moving with a simultaneous Hunter's Moon story without ever removing focus from what's happening in Moony's world. Moon Knight continues to make few missteps, and I don't see that trend ending anytime soon.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsMoon Knight #16 journeys to the heart of Chinatown to uncover a secret Cold War between rival vampire gangs and a closer look into Tutor's grand plan. The art is outstanding, the exposition (though lengthy) sets the stage and raises the stakes, and the last page will have consequences for several issues to come.
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RazorfineA very talky issue, the conversation is intercut with action sequences featuring Hunter's Moon battling, and losing, a fight against Grand Mal, Nemean, and some vampires which suggests the other Fist of Khonshu is killed (or at the very least paralyzed) by the villains leaving Moon Knight down a man heading into the fight with the Tutor.