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Moon Knight Annual #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


The forces of chaos compel Earth’s heroes to go head-to-head with each other! When the champion of a god battles a godlike champion, who will win?

The Fist of Khonshu faces off against Tiger Division’s fearless leader: It’s MOON KNIGHT vs. TAEGUKGI in a power-packed showdown!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Comic Watch

    Moon Knight Annual #1 is a great tie-in issue, giving MacKay one last opportunity to reflect on the span of his run before it enters the home stretch. MacKay builds off the character arc laid out from Age of Khonshu to the most recent issue, showcasing the personal growth of the Fist of Khonshu. This pairs well with Lee’s expressive, kinetic styling, which plays up the action and bends in reality. Lee’s linework channels the multitudes of both characters’ designs, along with Agatha’s ability to pop on the page and draw focus. The Contest thus far has been Chaotic, but with creative teams like the one on Moon Knight, it’s not hard to see why the character pairings were chosen.

  • 82

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: MacKay crats an entertaining chapter in the Contest of Chaos. The series has been hit or miss with me, but this one was more entertaining because it was so unexpected in both its execution and conclusion. The story takes some wildly interesting twists and turns and ends in a way that was both unexpected and perfect for the character of Moon Knight.

    The Art: Lee delivers some great art in the issue. The visuals are fun, engaging and incredibly detailed. I loved the visual style and how it worked for both characters.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 75


    If you like to see heroes fighting heroes, you’ll enjoy Moon Knight Annual #1. MacKay and Lee add a nice additional layer of creativity as we get to see different looks and interpretations of both heroes in the process. That said, this event continues to be paper thin as we wait for answers and a reason to care about Agatha’s plans.

  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    I didn’t like this book, and perhaps I am not giving this its fair shake because I didn’t read the previous issues. But when I pick up an Annual and see Moon Knight and Taegukgi on the cover, I want to see them interact. Instead, this feels like an Agatha Harkness comic. The cover promised me one thing, and I didn’t think I got it. It has its moments, but it certainly is not for me.

  • 50

    The 2023 Moon Knight Annual #1 has some welcome references to Moon Knight lore and history, but those aren’t enough to meet the gold standard that is the main series. That’s partly due to the fact that the annual is actually part four of the “Contest of Chaos” storyline that is running through multiple books. While writer Jed MacKay, artist Crees Lee, colorist Ari Print, and letterer Cory Petit provide some awesome moments in the form of alternate Moon Knights (the Spector version rules) and gives some shine to Taegukgi, most of the issue is dedicated to explaining just what the contest is and what drew the heroes to it in the first place. The ending of the issue has the most to offer, but if you’re not already invested in this event there’s just not much that feels additive to what MacKay is doing in the main series.

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