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Moon Knight #25

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.


The past comes back to bedevil Moon Knight as he pursues his latest enemy, someone once familiar and new. From grim New York nights to the blazing sun of Alexandria days, Moon Knight hunts for answers among the graves of Hart Island while haunted by the last mission of the Karnak Cowboys, a mercenary crew counting among its members Marc Spector, Jean-Paul Duchamp, Robert Plesko…and Layla El-Faouly.


Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
81 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Moon Knight #25 dances with death but feels more alive than ever, thanks to the implicit trust between creators and readers as stories and styles converge to an endgame. The oversized, divided framework of the issue creates three distinct, cohesive elements that converge to a single conclusion. The rotation between Cappuccio, Patrim, and Vitti’s art styles provides an anchor for continued readers before making a wide swing into something new but aligned.

    Rosenberg’s colors mirror the experience, deploying the typical hues on one page, and then exploring new palettes on another. One would think it would be hard to recommend new readers to the series with this issue, but the issue provides enough context and weaves new information to draw readers (new and old) in. Perfect comics are hard to come by, and assigning number ratings can be difficult to reflect this. But in the case of Moon Knight #25, there’s no doubt this is a perfect issue in a run that’s more hit than miss.

  • 100

    Moon Knight #25 is a voyage through the life of Marc Spector that no fan should miss, but settle in, because you are in for a ride. Writer Jed MacKay celebrates the series’ 25th milestone with an issue that moves a host of characters and relationships forward while also jumping into the past to provide welcome context and setup another thread or two, and it succeeds across the board. The issue features the artwork of Partha Pratim, Alessandro Cappuccio, and Alessandro Vitti, as well as colorist Rachelle Rosenberg and letterer Cory Petit, and they all work in tandem brilliantly to create a seamless experience despite the shifting visual style throughout the issue. That said, there’s a Cappuccio and Rosenberg sequence involving a boat that is one of the most stunning pages I’ve seen in quite some time. Just as impressive is the book’s ability to never lose steam when the issue shifts from the present to the past, all of the book’s main threads could have been compelling all on their own. As a whole though, it’s a thing of beauty, pulling from past issues of the series and rewarding longtime fans. And 8-Ball? Well, how you leave this issue without becoming an 8-Ball fan is beyond me. Moon Knight #25 exudes style, brutality, and intrigue, and is a must read across the board.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: MacKay sends Marc through a dark gauntlet in this issue and I love all of the action and thrills within it. While I continue to enjoy Marc trusting in his new circle of friends, this is definitely a mission he had to take on by himself. The story has some great action throughout and every transition back and forth from past to present is paced brilliantly to keep the momentum and tension rising throughout.

    The Art: All of the artists’ styles blend brilliantly together to create a beautifully detailed, action packed issue.

  • 85


    Fans of the ongoing run of Moon Knight will love this issue as it plays with new and old themes expertly. There isn’t a superhero comic as dark and macabre as Moon Knight, and this milestone issue proves that in droves. A compelling character over the years, it’s quite clear that Moon Knight has never been this weird and awesome at the same time.

  • 80

    Un Cómic Más

    Art is full of dynamic and fast-paced sequences, heavily influenced by manga art. Each illustrator brings a unique level of drama to this 80 plus pages story.

  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Moon Knight #25 gives readers plenty of great art and a solid story in a quadruple-sized issue (counting the backup). That said, the story is just okay, underscoring this series’s inability to create memorable villains or moments.

  • 50


    Other aspects from the issue involve a very long storyline from Spectre’s past working as a spy and mercenary that doesn’t tie back into the main story in a meaningful way (or maybeI missed it as I started skimming my way past it, growing bored with the interlude). We also get Black Spectre coming after Zodiac as each see themselves as the proper nemesis to Moon Knight. Helping Zodiac escape from prison, are the two now allies or enemies? Who knows, because the issue ends without a reveal. It has its moments, but the comic is overlong and ultimately not worth the cover price.

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