MOON KNIGHT BATTLES KANG THE CONQUEROR! KANG THE CONQUEROR has found a way to rewrite history in his own image! But when the chance to settle an ancient grudge against the Egyptian god, Khonshu, tempts Kang, the process is interrupted and time and reality quickly go haywire. Now, Khonshu’s avatar, Moon Knight, must find a way to fix the time stream before Kang is able to complete his goal! But with time acting erratically, there’s no telling where Moon Knight will end up – or WHEN!
ComicBook.comYou don't expect to see Moon Knight cross paths with villains like Kang, but while it's an unlikely pairing it makes for one fantastic adventure. Writer Cullen Bunn finds a way to blend the time traveling aspects of Kang with the supernatural elements of Moon Knight into a delightful concoction, and artists Ibrahim Moustafa and Matt Horak deliver some amazing Moon Knight variations throughout various eras. World War II and Wild West Moon Knight are easy standouts, but there are so many it's hard to narrow it down to a favorite. This wasn't really what I was expecting it all, but any Moon Knight fan will definitely not want to miss out on all the fun.
Geek'd OutMoon Knight Annual #1 is a wild ride through time that is not only fun but also presents us with a moral what-would-you-do-in-this-situation quandary that makes this the perfect one-shot issue.
COMICONMoon Knight Annual #1 is another exciting, fun, and quirky one-off adventure for the Acts of Evil series of Annuals. I’m really beginning to think that there just isn’t a through-line for this event, but I’m having a ton of fun with it anyway. This comic gets a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.
Multiversity ComicsCome on outside, Kang. The Moon Knights aren’t going to jump you, they swear.
Comic WatchMoon Knight Annual #1 is a fun romp through time, compounding the title character's history and having a playful time throwing two characters against each other who don't usually cross paths.
Atomic Junk ShopThe biggest problem I have with the book is that Bunn has a bunch of Moon Knights from throughout history, going back an ur-Moon Knight who inexplicably pre-dates Egyptian religion, which doesn’t make much sense (she’s chillin’ in Mesopotamia in 4000 BCE). I don’t know if Bunn invented these Moon Knights for this comic or if I missed something in a previous series, but this “succession of heroes” has to stop. It was not too bad when Brubaker and Fraction did it with Iron Fist, because Danny Rand is a generic white dude and there’s nothing really special about him being Iron Fist except that he’s Iron Fist. Of course, if someone else had done it in a more ham-fisted way, it might have sucked, but Brubaker and Fraction are, you know, good writers. But we’ve had hints of other Ghost Riders (although I don’t know if that’s still canon) and other heroes, too, and I don’t think it works all that well, especially with Moon Knight.
Impulse GamerThe main attractions for this issue are watching these two characters interact for what feels like the first time and seeing the ways in which Moustafa and company reimagine Moon Knights costume throughout history. Both of them deliver.