Moon Knight #10 NM Crook 1:25 Variant Cover Marvel 2017 Jeff Lemire Disney+ MCU


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Moon Knight (2016 6th Series) #10B

Published Mar 2017 by Marvel
Limited 1 for 25 Retailer Incentive Variant Cover
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Greg Smallwood
Cover by Tyler Crook
28 pages, full color


Marc Spector was born in Chicago, but where was Steven Grant born? This story goes deep into Spector’s past, picks up where LEMIRE and SMALLWOOD left off in New Egypt… …And redefines the history of MOON KNIGHT as you know it!

Featured Characters:
Mr. Knight (Marc Spector) (Illusion in main story and appears in flashback)
Steven Grant (First appearance chronologically; illusion only in flashback)
Elias Spector (Only in flashback)
Gena Landers (Illusion)
Khonshu (Illusion only in flashback)
Crawley (Bertrand Crawley) (Illusion)
Anubis (Illusion)
Unidentified Pharaoh (First appearance; cameo in illusion)
Moon Knight One (Marc Spector) (Drawing only in flashback)
General Lupinar (Drawing only in flashback)
NASA (Named only) (Only in flashback)
Mrs. Spector (Mentioned) (Only in flashback)
Raymond Landers (Mentioned) (Illusion)
Richard Landers (Mentioned) (Illusion)
Marlene Alraune (Mentioned) (Illusion)
Frenchie (Jean-Paul Duchamp) (Mentioned) (Deceased) (Illusion)
Unnamed psychologist (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
Jake Lockley (Mentioned) (Only in flashback)
Something Anubis lost (Mentioned) (Illusion)

The confusing nature of this volume is a result of therapy Marc underwent at Mercy Hospital for the Mentally Ill to come to terms with his dissociative identity disorder,1 intertwined with Ennead-induced illusions and his own delusions.

Moon Knight has the compelling aspect of having his own mind be an enemy. Coming off a story arc where he fought different selves, he’s attempting to get his life back in order, but know that writer Jeff Lemire isn’t going to make that easy!

I’ve been praising Greg Smallwood since discovering his work in Dream Thief way back in 2013 and I couldn’t be happier to see him taking on a superhero comic. After reading this issue it’s safe to say he’s only getting better. If you’re at all interested in Moon Knight as a person you’ve got to read this due to some key flashbacks.

This issue opens “some years ago” as Moon Knight is around the age of 8 or 10. He befriends a local boy and they basically hang out. Then Lemire and Smallwood pull the rug out from under you and remind readers that Moon Knight is all about shifting your perspective.

Smallwood positively kills it in this issue, rendering the young Moon Knight incredibly well (artists don’t get enough credit for drawing younger characters accurately) with his room filled with iconic 80’s kids memorabilia (there is jaw dropping detail here). That carries on into the dreamscape scenes that are simply gorgeous; the glow and grit Smallwood gives these pages is astounding and worthy of an art gallery wall. Jordie Bellaire of course deserves credit in these scenes especially as the green glow of the sands and pink glow of Gena’s Diner are mesmerizing. The colors continue to pop throughout the issue too as Smallwood utilizes a charcoal-like look to the black lines that gives scenes a real world feel.

The general narratives jumps between the flashbacks and the dreamscape which helps keep your interest. Lemire is beginning to push towards possibly revealing how Moon Knight’s multiple personalities connect with the Egyptian ties. At least that’s where it appears to be going, which is quite interesting indeed. Though the last story arc ended as if Moon Knight was back in charge, clearly this issue proves he still has some soul searching to do. By using flashbacks, Lemire is exploring the character in a deeper way that’s fascinating.

Similar to the multiple artists on the last arc, this issue pushes the comic book format in different ways. The last few pages will force the reader to spin the book in order to read its captions ultimately leaving ou holding the comic upside down. This is a cool way to physically show Moon Knight is in a very opposite place, which is aided by some fantastically trippy space scenes.

At times mesmerizing, trippy, and always captivating, Moon Knight #10 is a fever dream of story and character. Lemire and Smallwood are telling a story that not only pushes the character into new depths, but the comic book format as well.

“Moon Knight” is a new series created for Disney+. Directed by Mohamed Diab, the action-adventure features a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him are distinct characters who appear against a backdrop of Egyptian iconography.

So just who is Moon Knight? For starters, he’s Marc Spector, an ex-mercenary/superhero whom the ancient Egyptian god Khonshu revives after death. Suffering from dissociative identity disorder, Spector’s other non-costumed personalities include rich playboy Steven Grant and taxi driver Jake Lockley. The series looks like it’ll focus on Steven Grant, now a museum employee, and the aforementioned mercenary. And we know this because we finally have a trailer and we are pretty excited about it.

The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

Moon Knight himself will take the form of your crush and mine, Oscar Isaac. Joining the Star Wars and Inside Llewyn Davis star in the series, we have May Calamawy, per The Hollywood Reporter. No word yet on which character the Ramy star will play on the Disney+ show, though reports attach her to a key role.

Isaac is training for the role. A video shared by his production company on Instagram with a couple of quotes from Moon Knight comics in the caption shows Isaac is preparing for fights. In April, Mad Gene Media (the studio Isaac founded with his wife Elvira Lind) posted another training video.

A subsequent report from the outlet announced that Ethan Hawke, who was stealing hearts a healthy decade and a half ahead of Oscar Isaac, will be playing the series’ villain. Further details on his character are yet unknown, though we can assume his climactic battle scene will involve showing up curbside in a suit and rendering all foes weak in the knees.

Hawke appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on August 12, 2021 live via Zoom from Budapest, where the Moon Knight show is filming. While he couldn’t say too much (though he didn’t mention the apparently omnipresent Marvel snipers), Hawke did give a couple of tidbits. First is that Oscar Isaac approached Hawke about the series at a coffee shop near where they both live in Brooklyn. Second, as Meyers deftly surmised, Hawke modeled his character’s look directly on real-life cult leader David Koresh. Certainly a choice.

Egyptian writer-director Mohamed Diab will direct the six-episode series. As the series will have a backdrop of Egyptian iconography, it’s great that Marvel will allow someone of that heritage to tell the story.

We officially have a Moon Knight release date and coming up quickly. The next MCU original series drops on March 30 on Disney+.

Near mint, 1st print. Bagged & Boarded.