I thought Huston’s first arc, “The Bottom,” was brutal. “Midnight Sun” takes it further.
- It’s one thing to see Marc broken and physically at his worst, but he’s a pretty terrible person in this arc.
- Its main plot involves a series of brutal murders with elaborately staged crime scenes involving clock faces and posed bodies.
- Also, Steve and Tony are bickering again, but no one wants Moon Knight on their kickball team.
- That’s okay, because Moon Knight doesn’t want to be on anybody’s kickball team…until he learns neither wants him; then he definitely wants to be on their kickball teams.
- This version of Moon Knight makes the Punisher look collected and well-adjusted by comparison.
- This arc has some gross, gruesome art; it’s hard to look at…but in a way that requires serious talent.
I like Moon Knight a lot, generally. There’s no lack of quality or talent behind “Midnight Sun,” but it was a tough read for me. It leans heavily into Marc’s immaturity and toxicity toward those close to him, and it makes him hard to like. But that’s the point, I think.
- Moon Knight, Vol. 2: Midnight Sun (#7-13, Annual #1)
Writers: Charlie Huston, Duane Swierczynski | Pencillers: David Finch, Mico Suayan, Tomm Coker, Jefte Palo | Inkers: Danny Miki and Crimelab Studios| Colorists: Frank D’Armata with Dean White, Shannon Blanchard | 3-D Models: Don Cameron| Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna | Covers: David Finch, Mico Suayan, Esad Ribic, Tom Coker, Dave Wilkins | Assistant Editor: Daniel Ketchum | Editor: Axel Alonso