Written by: Jed MacKay
Art by: Federico Sabbatini
Colors by: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by: VC’s Cory Petit
Cover art by: Stephen Segovia, Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: January 11, 2023
Moon Knight #19 takes an underground trip to stop an illegal mining operation. Meanwhile, Zodiac spills the beans to his new therapist.
Is It Good?
Did you ever get the impression a creator knew he had to keep going with a series but didn’t really have a story to tell, so he unloaded an issue or two with time-wasting fluff to buy time? Yeah, that’s Moon Knight #19.
When last we left the Fist of Khonshu (and the other Fist of Khonshu), they quickly and anticlimactically eradicated a conference of vampires hosted by Tutor. Now, we find Moon Knight and Hunter’s Moon following an underground trail to stop a mining operation by Commodore Donny Planet. The miners are enslaved mole men (maybe?), but it’s not clear what the miners are looking for or how the long-absent Commodore Donny Planet kicked off such an expansive operation without anyone knowing about it.
While the Commodore is unceremoniously defeated, the issue cuts back and forth to Zodiac having a personal chat with his new therapist to give readers insight into his psyche. Do we learn anything new or surprising about Zodiac? No. Does the conversation with Zodiac lead to new developments in the series? No. Was there a point to the Commodore Donny Planet conflict? Not really. Again, this issue feels like filler until something better comes along.
That said, we learn that Khonshu’s imprisonment is interfering with his resurrection powers, which could put Moon Knight’s reckless ways on a much shorter leash, so that’s something.
There are no complaints about this issue’s art or visual enjoyment. Credit where it’s due, this title consistently has some of the best art for Marvel, and this issue is no exception.
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Moon Knight #19 is a transition issue that wastes a lot of time with pointless action and very few revelations while MacKay transitions into the next arc. Honestly, this issue does little more than take up space, and the one or two revelations are not worth the cover price.