Moon Knight is one of the famous anti-heroes published by Marvel Comics. It was created by writer Doug Moench and artist Don Perlin in the year 1975 in Werewolf by Night #32. He had a short tenure in the Avengers as well with the West Coast team.
Moon Knight is the latest addition to Marvel Cinematic Universe and a new web series released on Disney+. Moon Knight has award-winning actors Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke in leading roles.
It is a story of soldier Marc Spector who becomes an agent of Egyptian God Khonshu during Sudan’s mission. As the Fist of Khonshu, Moon Knight defends those who travel under the moon, aided by his high-tech weaponry and mystical powers. In the later storylines, it was revealed that Knight is suffering from DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder).
Moon Knight is an interesting character not like a typical superhero and MCU fans will definitely like it. So, without any further delay, let’s discuss the top five comics of Moon Knight.
5 Must-Read Moon Knight Comics
#1 Moon Knight Vol.1 – The Macabre Moon Knight!
After the debut at Werewolf by Night #32, Moon Knight finally got his own solo series. The first volume of this series was known as The Macabre Moon Knight. The first volume explains the death of marine soldier Marc Spector at the hands of his boss Bushmaster. Spector was later revived by Egyptian God Khonshu.
Egyptian God Khonshu made Spector as Moon Knight. Knight later takes revenge on Bushmaster. The series also introduced Anton Mogart aka Midnight Man, a master thief who has an important role in the Disney+ show.
#2 Moon Knight Vol.5 – The Bottom
Volume 5 brings back Grant’s butler Samuel, Lockley’s homeless friend Crawley, Frenchy, and even Bushman and the Committee from the old stories. Charlie Huston wrote the story in a noir manner with some adult flavor in the story.
With the time Moon Knight’s stories become more adult-themed and violence became very common. The story also tells about physically broken Marc Spector’s quest for redemption in the eyes of Egyptian God Khonshu.
#3 Moon Knight Vol.6
The writer Brian Michael Bendis got the responsibilities of this series and he made Marc Spector into a successful Hollywood producer. Spector also becomes part of Avengers because of Spector’s alternate personalities.
Spector’s alternate personalities were Avengers Captain America, Spider-Man, and Wolverine. Ultron and Bullseye also have guest appearances in this storyline. Volume 6 consists of issues from #1 to #12.
#4 Moon Knight Vol.8 – Welcome to new Egypt
This volume is written by Jeff Lemire and art by Greg Smallwood. For many fans, Welcome to new Egypt is one of the most interesting storylines. In this story, Spector learns that he is a patient in a mental institution and he is not alone. Marleen, Frenchy, Crowley, and Gena are also in the same mental institution.
He also learns that his adventures as Moon Knight, including those in all previous series, may have been hallucinations. The story will hallucinate you as well and you will also start believing that all of his previous adventures were not real. The series was top class in terms of story, art, and colors.
#5 Werewolf by Night #32-33 – The Stalker Called Moon Knight
Nothing is better than the issue which brings the superhero for the first time. Werewolf by Night #32 was written by Doug Moench, drawn by Don Perlin, inked by Howie Perlin, colored by Phil Rachelson, and lettered by Ray Holloway.
It is a two-part story where Moon Knight appears as a mercenary hired by a shadowy group called The Committee. After this two-part story, Knight appeared multiple times in different Marvel comic series like Spider-man, and Daredevil for the next five years. As mentioned above in the first point, in the year 1980, he got his first-ever solo series.
- West Coast Avengers series (20 issues)
- Marvel Knights #11 to #14
- Ultimate Spider-Man vol 18 – Ultimate Knights
- Avengers by Jason Aaron Vol. 7: The Age of Khonshu
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