Let me begin by saying the twist in this issue is amazing. Maleev’s art may be the best it’s ever been. And of course, Bendis writes some great dialog. But what the hell is up with the continuity in this book?
Moon Knight is currently a member of the Secret Avengers. You can see him acting as such in the book of the same title, Onslaught Unleashed, Avengers, and Fear Itself. While none of those books are taking a lot of time to focus on him, they have given us NO indication of any major changes in his life… such as moving to LA and starting production on an auto-biographical television show.
Mr. Hyde is currently being incarcerated on the Raft and is being considered as a potential member of the Thunderbolts back-up team in THAT book.
Ultron JUST reappeared in Avengers 12.1.
And yet, all of these various elements are colliding here and now in Bendis’ Moon Knight. It’d be fine if this was a Marvel Knights title, but it isn’t. Is it all in the titular characters’ head? That certainly wouldn’t be much of a stretch, I guess, but I’m not entirely thrilled with the premise of reading a book the events of which are all “just a dream.” But would that be preferable to the major continuity gaffs? You know, I’m not sure. Either way, this book – for all its positive elements – still reads like a major misstep in one direction or another.
Moon Knight #1 gets 3 out of 5 Egyptian gods of vengeance