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Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #3 (of 9)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

VENGEANCE EXACTED! As the new Moon Knight serves his own vision of justice, Marc Spector’s allies and friends take it upon themselves to find his base of operations and take the fight to him! But the Fists of Khonshu hold a bloody and well-earned reputation, one which the likes of Hunter’s Moon, Tigra and Soldier are all about to experience firsthand!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Death is a specter that haunts the pages of Vengeance of the Moon Knight #3, as Soldier is allowed to react in therapy to Marc’s death. The scripting from McKay uses this as an opportunity to accelerate the plot as the Midnight Mission makes plans to strike back against the faux-Moon Knight. Coupled with Cappuccio’s art, which puts a heavy emphasis on the emotions of Soldier and Tiagra specifically, the issue makes clear reactionary emotions are in control as the action explodes onto the page. Rounded out by Rosenberg’s tense, subtle color palettes, the book continues to give Marc’s death the space to breathe and influence the world around the Midnight Mission. This issue proves just how human this supernaturally twinged book is, blending the raw emotion and gripping action to deliver a story that feels like the platonic ideal of a Marvel comic.

  • 100

    A comic book without its lead character can easily become a sinking ship, but that is certainly not the case with Vengeance of the Moon Knight. Writer Jed MacKay has given a masterclass in how to develop a hero’s supporting cast throughout Moon Knight, and as the series embarks on a journey without its central hero, it isn’t losing one single step. That’s insanely impressive, and is credit to how the rest of the book’s main characters have come into their own and picked up the baton and run with it. MacKay shifts the focus to Soldier, who is the epitome of the aforementioned evolution and growth since he first appeared in the series, and watching how Soldier, Reese, Hunter’s Moon, Tigra, and the delightful 8-Ball deal with their territory and those who threaten it is endlessly compelling. Equally praiseworthy is the work of artist Alessandro Cappuccio, colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, and letterer Cory Petit, who take a group of d-list villains and deliver a stunningly tense battle worthy of any A-list opponent. Longtime fans will also be rewarded with welcome but unexpected returns, and while the central mystery remains, everything else continues to take major steps forward.

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    Look, I know a few people that have moved on from this Moon Knight run, but if you’re leaving this book on shelves, I think you’re missing out. Jed MacKay continues to nurture and grow this corner of the Marvel Universe. Character growth and their arc’s are the name of the game here. He makes use of characters that have been cast to the side in a way that makes them beloved and relevant again. Beyond the story, I think this is one of the best art teams on a Marvel book at the moment. I understand Moon Knight can be niche, but if you’re even just the tiniest bit curious, I highly recommend the series.

  • 70

    First Comics News

  • 70


    While we don’t get a new appearance from Moon Knight, this issue does focus on the effect he’s having with everyone assuming it’s the same man wearing the mask. After putting down a list of D-list super-villains the new vigilante has riled up, Soldier takes a play from Marc Spector and looks for assistance in an unexpected place leading to an interesting alliance heading into the next issue.

  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #3 gives Soldier solid character work, and the last-scene development has possibilities. However, nothing of note happens in this issue, and MacKay neglects to stoke the flames of the “new” Moon Knight’s mystery identity.

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