- Written by: Erica Schultz, Jim Zub, Ann Nocenti
- Art by: David Lopez, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Stefano Raffaele, Chris Sotomayor
- Letters by: VC’s Cory Petit
- Cover art by: Frank Cho
- Cover price: $4.99
- Release date: July 20, 2022
Moon Knight: Black, White, & Red #3 enters the next phase of the series with three tales to astonish, starring the Fist of Khonshu going on a bank robbery getaway, visiting a deadly cult’s hideaway, and taking a trip to the moon.
Is It Good?
Moon Knight: Black, White, & Blood #3, as with most anthologies, is a mixed bag. Unfortunately, there are more misses than hits in this issue, so let’s take a closer look to give each short a fair shot.
A trio of masked bank robbers makes their getaway by commandeering a taxi in the heart of the city. Unfortunately, the driver is Jake Lockley (one of Moon Knight’s multiple personalities), and Jake decides to have a little fun with his cantankerous passengers.
David Lopez’s art is solid, and the story has potential, but it’s the cutesy execution that throws off the charm. Schultz decided to replace every important word with “(Something, Something)” for some unknown reason, quickly turning a cute word gag into a chore after the tenth time. Plus, the lack of a getaway car makes no sense, invalidating the setup.
No Empty Sky
Moon Knight is sent by Khonshu t disrupt a ritual sacrifice by a cult worshiping an Extradimensional entity. When the young girl intended for sacrifice is saved, Moon Knight learns no assignment given by Khonshu comes without a price.
Great art, plenty of action, and a moral dilemma that gives readers something to think about. The best morality tales are the ones where there is no “right” answer for the reader. Only the answer chosen by the hero at that moment.
Moon Knight is invited to come aboard a spaceship bound for the moon as part of an experimental ship’s maiden voyage. The trip is meant to raise awareness for female astronauts and act as good publicity for Jake Lockley’s business ventures. Unfortunately, the scientist behind the ship has unfriendly environmental motives in mind for the moon.
Awful. The art is interesting, especially when somebody hits the zero-gravity button, but nothing is clearly set up. The dialog is some of the worst examples of Twitter-speak, the female astronaut’s motives or purpose don’t make any sense, and the whole short is just a mess.
About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.
Bits and Pieces
Moon Knight: Black, White, & Blood #3 delivers three tales of adventure starring the fist of Khonshe. Unfortunately, the shorts are more miss than hit, leaving you with a sour reading experience.