Book Review

Moon Knight, Vol. 1: Lunatic

Moon Knight, Vol. 1: LunaticMoon Knight, Volume 1: Lunatic by Jeff Lemire
Series: Moon Knight #17
Published by Marvel on December 13th 2016
Genres: Graphic Novel
Pages: 120
Format: Paperback
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Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years... or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime's worth of medical records, his whole identity (indentities) are called into question. Something is wrong, but is that something Marc Spector himself? Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and rising star Greg Smallwood are calling everything you know about Moon Knight into question.

Collecting: Moon Knight 1-5

Apparently, I’ve been missing out – Moon Knight is a whole thing – where have I been?!

Anyhow, I’m so glad to have discovered it through Moon Knight, Vol. 1: Lunatic! While I’m a bit confused regarding how this volume is indeed number 17 in the series, hopefully, I’ll figure it out soon because I need more of this story in my life!

A quick, exciting read, Lunatic totally left me wanting more! While a bit confusing – I believe it’s supposed to keep the reader guessing – I loved every second of reading this graphic novel. Hence the title, the tale begins with a man diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder, who is detained in an asylum, with no memory as to how he got there.

Featuring elements of Egyptian mythology, this book intrigued me and made me want to learn so much more about ancient Egypt and the beliefs of its people. I think the jumping back and forth between the main character’s various personas kept me interested in the story and it strangely made sense, even though the end of the volume has him being a totally different person than in the beginning.

Mythology has always intrigued me anyway and I feel as though Lunatic has opened a whole new door to my interest – if that makes any sense whatsoever! 😀 I need to do some more research, because, as I said, while this is the first volume in this particular story, there is a whole history of the Moon Knight character.

In a nutshell, Moon Knight is a superhero of, to me at least, unknown origins, hence my need and desire to further research the story’s history. But, I feel that this volume is an excellent introduction to the tale and definitely left me craving so much more! Volume two: here I come!

Love, Maggie

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