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Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 (of 4)

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Based on 19 critic ratings.

A BLOOD MOON RISES – AND ITS CONTENTS ARE BLACK, WHITE & RED! A bevy of comicdom’s finest creators put their mark upon the Fist of Khonshu in stories depicted in stark black, white and blood-red! Jonathan Hickman and Chris Bachalo introduce the all-different Moon Knight of the future! Marc Guggenheim and Jorge Fornés tell a Moon Knight adventure in reverse! And Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akande team the white-clad crusader up with the Amazing Spider-Man for a harrowing night of adventure!

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32 pages
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19 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95


    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 is another great addition to the anthology line of comics from Marvel. There are some instant hits here that are brilliant, creative, and downright fun. The consistency wavers, of course, but it's an exhilarating Moon Knight experience.
  • 93

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Anubis Rex - Hickman brings a brutal and matter of fact tone to this story that goes straight for the conflict and action while still managing to have some fun with the interpersonal relationships. Bachalo delivers some beautifully detailed art. So White. Yet, So Dark. - A thoroughly fun and imaginative short that has its tongue firmly in cheek. It is exciting and entertaining with a great twist ending. The art is visually thrilling and moves the story along beautifully. The End - A fun, exciting and thrilling adventure that has an interesting hook that makes it more engaging and intriguing to the reader.
  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1uses the anthology format to great effect, delivering a trio of blood-soaked tales starring the lunar vigilante. With three more issues to go, there's a chance for more fan-favorite creators to present their own take on Moon Knight. And I hope that Marvel continues to use the Black, White & Blood format for other characters; it seems tailor-made for someone like Blade.
  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    This book is a must have for the sheer variety of creative genius, showing us the power of these story-tellers and the range within the character of Moon Knight.
  • 86

    Un Cómic Más

  • 80


    After the conclusion of the fantastic Moon Knight series from Disney+, I was eager to pick this book up. And following on from the other Black, White & Blood titles featuring Wolverine, Daredevil and Elektra, to name but a few, it's good to see the Fist of Konshu given his own run. Not only that, we get 3 unique Moon Knight stories with exciting storylines and fantastic artwork. What's not to like? If you've enjoyed the other Black, White & Blood titles from Marvel or if you're just a fan of Moon Knight in general, then you are sure to enjoy this book!
  • 80


    Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale Moon Knight? Moon Knight: Black, White and Blood gives you three chances to do just that.
  • 80

    Black Nerd Problems

    Despite a few artistic flaws, Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 of this compilation does a perfectly serviceable job of showing how this newly spotlighted hero can easily span genres and narrative style. Well worth the half hour it would take to get through.
  • 78

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Dotun Akandes art on So White. Yet, So Dark is much more detailed and traditional, and it complements the writing. The action scenes are fun to follow and the backgrounds and vehicles are also drawn with great detail.Jorge Forness art in The End is a sparse style, but the characters emotions and the villains in the issue are drawn in such a way that you can tell their motivations and their abilities. Since this story takes place in a snowstorm, snow is a constant visual in every panel, and it contrasts wonderfully with Moon Knights starting white outfit.
  • 72

    Geek'd Out

    Overall, Moon Knight: Black, White, and Blood is an entertaining, sometimes frustrating, definitely maddening experience. I'm not sure how much appeal there is for anyone who's not particularly a fan of the character, but I wonder if that number has shrunk just a tad after the TV show. Regardless, you're not missing much if you pass on this book, but you'll find some rewards if you pick it up. Especially if you get a dope variant cover.
  • 70

    Comics Bookcase

    Moon Knight - Black, White, and Blood #1 delivers a complex trio of stories that might not land for everyone but still offer a great spread of tales about Moon Knight, spanning multiple genres and different art styles.
  • 70


    Sadly, neither of the other two stories are nearly as entertaining. In “Anubis Rex,” Moon Knight is working with a young girl who is Khonshu's priestess in some form of dystopian future to battle those possessed by Ra's scarabs. And in “The End” we get a backward told story of Moon Knight ending up bleeding on the ground after working to try to protect a witness in time to testify against the mafia.
  • 70

    The Newest Rant

  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 is the latest title to cash in on the Blac/White/Red motif with a mixed bag of collected short stories. The stories range from amusing to painfully gimmicky, but Moon Knight fans will likely find something in here to enjoy.
  • 65

    Bleeding Cool

    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 is a strong start to the series. We host a preview of the issue here.
  • 60


    Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood was interesting and enjoyable. The shorts touched upon each aspect of the character and gave readers a chance to see his many different variations of him. If the first story were more transparent or less dense, it would be an issue that any fan would need to read.
  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    They say that the best characters are creatively elastic, and this issue shows some of the flexibility in the core of Moon Knight, with an interesting gimmick to hold it all together.
  • 50

    As with any anthology, readers' individual mileage is bound to vary and Marvel's "Black, White & Red" (or Blood or whatever) anthology series provides an impressive roster of comics storytellers. Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 highlights two astounding artists in Chris Bachalo and Jorge Fornés with some excellent pages and panels from each in the first and final entries, respectively. However, there is no entry in this issue that demands to be read. They provide the impression of audition pieces as they move too quickly to provide much of a lasting impression and none of their idiosyncratic conceits make much of a lasting impression. That is to say that all three stories read as very standard Marvel Comics fare, none more so than the team-up in the middle, and are not terribly memorable. Perhaps that has something to do with the high-expectations set by the likes of Sienkiewicz when depicting Moon Knight or the character's winding complexities, but this first anthology outing doesn't capture the special magic that has made Moon Knight memorable.
  • 38

    Comic Watch

    Lots of missed shots in this book. I really wanted to enjoy it but some creative choices that were made maybe shouldn't have been.

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