The problem with being the servant of a god is that the mortal perspective and the god’s don’t necessarily match up. Khonshu has been a big part of this title, a lot more than the faint presence that could be argued away in past books. Last issue, Spector even referred to himself as a priest. Now, he sees that his understanding of Khonshu is nowhere near as complete as he hoped.
Moon Knight fights a monster and nearly gets killed. Marc ends up questioning Khonshu, and that’s rarely something gods want from their followers. The story gets complicated and may have a lot of repercussions later, if this disagreement between god and priest lingers. Even without Khonshu’s blessing, or help, Marc goes back after the beast that’s hunting kids. While the hero beats the monster, the man gets a nasty shock. It’s a great twist I didn’t see coming at all.
Plot: I’ll give this a 4.5 out of 5. It’s easiest to try and ignore the mystical side of Moon Knight, but that’s not at all what Bunn does this issue. Instead, the takes the story in interesting directions that are surprising but believable.
Art: I’m still not crazy about this version of Khonshu, but it’s drawn well. The fight and the monster are both great, and the look on Marc’s face as he reviews his armory is perfect. I’ll give the art a high 3.5 out of 5.
Positives: The story has some really unexpected twists that I enjoyed a lot. There’s more to Khonshu than we’ve seen so far, and that makes perfect sense. I’m hoping this story has some effects down the road. It really seems like it should.
Negatives: None. It was a great story, we just need to see what happens next.
Moon Knight #15
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: German Peralta
Colorist: Dan Brown
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Cover: Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire