Written by: Jeb MacKay
Art by: Alessandro Cappuccio
Colors by: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by: VC’s Cory Petit
Cover art by: Stephen Segovia, Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: November 9, 2022
Moon Knight #17 puts MoonKnighton the offense when the discovery of Hunter’s Moon’s body prompts the Fist of Khonshu to hunt down the assassins as an appetizer to a full meal of revenge against Tutor and his vampire legions.
Is It Good?
I think I’ve cracked the code. Jeb MacKay’s Moon Knight works best when Moon Knight is depicted as a seething, simmering force of rage. And oh, boy! Is Moon Knight seething in Moon Knight #17?! He certainly is.
The heart of this issue centers on Moon Knight’s hunt and “interrogation” of Grand Mal and Nemean after discovering they were responsible for snapping Hunter’s Moon’s neck. From the previous issues, Moon Knight knows he can’t take the assassins on alone, so he drags them into the Midnight Mission, where the house does the psychological torture for him. What follows is a nightmarish flow of fear and psychological attacks that turn the deadly pair into quivering supplicants at the altar of Khonshu.
Moon Knight is mean, nasty, unrelenting, and unforgiving, and I love it. In an uneven run by MacKay 9more positive than negative), this issue is one of the highlights because it shows that Moon Knight embodies the best kind of anti-hero – a hero who will bend or break rules when needed.
Kudos to MacKay for the quick but gripping read. Kudos to the art team for the nightmare visuals to haunt Grand Mal and Nemean. And Kudos to the whole team for getting off the slow train with an ending that jumps right into the middle of a nasty confrontation with Tutor and his vampire friends.
About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.
Moon Knight #17 is a quick but impactful entry in the series as Moon Knight gets revenge for his dead “brother” and takes the fight to the vampires. This depiction of Moon Knight is brutal, unrelenting, and unforgiving in all the right ways.