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Moon Knight Annual #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

In the Darkhold, there is a prophecy of how a god might die.

Jack Russell, more familiar with that cursed tome than most, would like very much to kill a god and save his people, the people bound in servitude to the moon.

But to fulfill that prophecy requires the blood of the Fist of Khonshu, and Moon Knight doesn’t bleed easily.

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35 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Comic Watch

    The annual is also a chance for Sabbatinis art to get an extra polish with some additional pages and show an interesting change in style for the internal story aspects of the issue. The art is consistently great and feels like a step in the right direction for the artist. Paired with Rosenbergs excellent as-ever colors that give this issue and the main title their distinct flair, its not hard to recommend checking out this annual. If it strikes a chord for new readers, including those interested in certain characters after a recent Disney+ Special Presentation or monster themed anthology from Marvel, then it’s a great litmus test for the regular Moon Knight title.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Moon Knight Annual #1pits the lunar vigilante against the Werewolf by Night in a tale that connects them both while paying homage to their shared history. Those who enjoyed both characters’ outings on Disney will want to pick it up, as will the folks looking for a good Halloween read.

  • 90

    Un Cómic Más

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: MacKay delivers an entertaining story that allows for Marc to have a personal passion for the mission he’s on. The story is filled with great tension and also funny at times. I really enjoyed the characters and how they are utilized. I loved the conflict with Hunters Moon in the story and how it evolved the character. I also really enjoyed how unexpected the ending of the story is.

    The Art: Sabbatini delivers some great art in the issue. The designs of the characters is great and the action is thrilling.

  • 80

    Moon Knight Annual plays with a tongue-in-cheek tone as it plays with a tremendous amount of Moon Knight lore while vamping for violence in a story that ultimately hinges on the perspective and decisions of a teenage girl. It’s a delight to see Jed MacKay apply his approach to much more familiar elements, like Moon Knight’s original love interest and rival, after building out so much new territory for the character. There are sweeping threats to family and deity alike—all of which are laid out in a fashion that could lead to further stories down the line—but the focus here is ultimately on Moon Knight’s unique status amongst his friends and family. This is an annual that possesses some vaguely heartwarming sentiments that still resonate honestly within Moon Knight’s grim atmosphere. Federico Sabbatini’s sharp lines fit well within the overall aesthetic of the current Moon Knight series and portray some truly intimidating werewolves, even including Jack Russell’s human form, although some of his humans balance shadow less well and sometimes offer a bit too much of a shojo mood. Moon Knight Annual uncovers new material and explores it with a fun tone and the potential for future stories being established; it’s a great addition to an already great ongoing series.

  • 75

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Moon Knight Annual #1 is a good Annual with a creative plot, but a glaring continuity error and a too-much-to-believe resolution to the fight keep the book from being great. Still, you can never have enough werewolves and the art’s fantastic.

  • 70


    Creatively, this was a very nice book. MacKay wrote two thirds of a good story, nice dialogue, and characterization throughout. The art and colouring were very good, the layouts and linework perfect for the book, and the moody colours adding to the tone nicely. For a standalone annual, good work.
    Although slightly disappointing overall, the good outweighs the bad on balance, and sets up some nice future plot threads. Essential, no.

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