- Written by: Jed MacKay
- Art by: Alessandro Cappuccio
- Colors by: Rachelle Rosenberg
- Letters by: VC’s Cory Petit
- Cover art by: Cory Smith
- Cover price: $3.99
- Release date: April 6, 2022
Moon Knight #10 pits Marc Specter aka Moon Knight against the programmed serial killer, Rutherford Winner. When Mar gets the details of the encounter off his chest for his therapist, the session takes an unexpected turn.
Was It Good?
With Moon Knight #10, MacKay is starting to find a groove with the character that I quite enjoy but haven’t seen before or since issue #7. Here’s hoping he sticks with it.
In this issue, Moon Knight is approached by the escaped serial killer Rutherford Winner. The details of the introduction and subsequent battle are revealed during one of Moon Knight’s regular therapy sessions with Dr. Andrea Sterman. However, as the fight and the therapy session progress, the plot twists to reveal Moon Knight’s first assumptions about Rutherford Winner were not correct.
The story gives you plenty of information about Winner, mostly told through exposition dialog. We get to see the working relationship between Moon Knight and his new haunted/sentient office as it makes itself useful in a cool way during the fight. However, the best part may be the ending.
We learn the Dr. Sterman Moon Knight is talking to isn’t really Dr. Sterman but a shape-changing villain named Waxman, under assignment by Zodiac. Moon Knight comes prepared as he learned about Sterman’s kidnapping through Winner and he subdues Waxman easily.
All of this sounds very much like a Batman/Clayface type scenario but what elevates this issue and sets Moon Knight apart due to MacKay’s strong writing is how Waxman is interrogated and permanently dealt with. After this issue, MacKay has clearly made a statement that Moon Knight isn’t a Batman knockoff, and the ending makes the fist of Khonshu a significantly more interesting character.
The art is excellent in this issue with a standout fight sequence in Moon Knight’s haunted office building. The action is intense with a reality-warping twist. And, as noted in prior reviews, Rosenberg’s coloring gives Moon Knight a glow (literally) that makes him stand out in cool ways.
Bits and Pieces
Moon KNight #10 is another knockout issue from Jed MacKay and the art team. The writing interweaves two timelines that come together at just the right moment for a cool reveal. The haunted office is a fun addition to Moon Knight’s team. And, the “take no prisoners” ending truly sets Moon Knight apart as a dangerous force.