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Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #1 (of 9)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

Clad in the black of mourning, the Midnight Mission remains! But who is left to keep the faith? And how have they been changed by the Black Spectre’s master stroke? The next chapter of MOON KNIGHT starts here as the congregants of the Midnight Mission pick up the pieces and carry on the mission…and find themselves faced with a mysterious new enemy in eerily familiar vestments.

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34 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The death of Moon Knight was never the conclusion of Marc Spector’s story, only the next chapter, and that rings true throughout the superb Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1. Over the course of the series, writer Jed MacKay has deftly built up the comic book’s supporting cast to the point that the series doesn’t miss a beat without Moon Knight in the core mix, and yet his presence is unquestionably felt throughout the issue. The team holding up the Midnight Mission is exemplary all on their own, as are the various paths each character begins to walk. That said, Reese is the anchor that ground everything and is becoming the central star, and every moment of dialogue only cements that notion. Artist Alessandro Cappuccio and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg make each of those moments shine throughout, including a Tigra encounter that just leaps off the page. Moon Knight has been one of Marvel’s top comic books since this amazing team took over, and that doesn’t look to be changing in 2024.

  • 100

    Comic Watch

    While this book would benefit from the history of the previous run, it does a captivating job of recounting the core emotional beats, making it new reader-friendly. Fans of the mystical and street-level corners of the Marvel Universe will want to add this to their pull list immediately as it delivers on both, showcasing what makes the pocket some of the most fertile ground in Big Two storytelling. Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 is the perfect sampler for the previous volume of the series while propelling the story and craft to new depths.

  • 95


    A hero has fallen, and yet Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 reveals its creators are inverting everything we thought we knew about Moon Knight. After thirty strong issues, MacKay and Cappuccio developed a strong supporting cast, and now they faced an enemy they couldn’t have anticipated. Dripping with atmosphere, Vengeance of the Moon Knight feels like a rare gem.

  • 90

    Graphic Policy

    Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 is a hell of a start to the new year. It delivers such great details, action, character interaction, and that ending. Here’s to the next chapter for the Moon Knight and whatever is to come next.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    After MacKay’s impressive 30+ issue run, Vengeance of The Moon Knight #1 could have easily been number thirty-one, but the decision to relaunch gives the creative team a chance to really shine as they bring a new status quo to the Midnight Mission, and hopefully draw some new readers. I hadn’t been a regular reader of Volume 9, but I will be paying close attention to where this series goes from here.

  • 80

    Derby Comics

    Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappuccio don’t waste time dwelling on the absence of Marc Spector in their new follow-up series. Instead, Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 throws us headfirst into the aftermath of his death with a touching first act focusing on the Shiva organized by the remaining members of the Midnight Mission. We see them grapple with grief and uncertainty while trying to maintain their mission’s purpose. Reese takes focus and we get to see her raw and emotional, showcasing the toll that the aftermath has taken on her, with a final twist that may or may not come as a surprise to most readers. This was a thrilling and emotional first chapter in this new arc and shows the Moon Knight story still room to grow, with or without Marc Spector.

  • 70

    The Fandom Post

    I like Moon Knight and the artwork here is definitely a big plus in its favor, as is the whole Midnight Mission group which I’m getting my first experience with here. But the structure of the book and the larger tease of it feels too reminiscent of too many other books I’ve read recently and doesn’t feel like it’s charting something specific. You know Marc will be back at some point and I do expect some twists and turns from how it’ll happen based on what we got here, but I’m just, quite honestly, bored by dead hero returns stories. I get why they happen and what it is that they’re doing in showing off how it impacts the world with them gone, but the reality is that with ongoing continuity like this on the sliding scale timeline, we’re not going to get something that will really resonate. It feels like you could map out the ten issues that it might run from the first one and just wish that it took risks instead of being unmemorable.

  • 70


    Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 is a solid opening issue putting the supporting characters of the previous series front and center (even doing a bit of what I refer to as the Leverage strut) while also throwing in some bigger name cameos as well.

  • 70

    First Comics News

    Marc Spector is dead but this is not the definite conclusion of Moon Knight but a new beginning; This issue spends most of the time building up the supporting cast to where you don’t even mind that Moon Knight is nowhere to be seen. As for the appearance of the new Moon Knight, he shows up later on (**NO SPOILERS**) but his identity is being withheld for the time being, I feel Marvel will keep us in suspense when it comes to the big reveal. 2023 saw the death of Marc Spector/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant but with 2024 in full swing, it looks like this new Moon Knight is here to stay and this series is a great reminder of why this is one of Marvel’s top books.

  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #1 has one big wow moment that matters (the “new” Moon Knight in a new costume), but the issue is largely a waste to get to the last page. Unless you have a deep need to know how Reese and Tigra are dealing with their grief, you could skip this issue and not miss anything. Recommended for speculators only for the new costume reveal.

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