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Moon Knight, Vol. 1 Hardcover – December 28, 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (December 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785151699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785151692
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator, one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics, and undoubtedly Marvel's biggest writer. For the last eleven years, Brian's books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts. His work at Marvel includes House of M, New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, Siege, and many more.

Alex Maleev first teamed with Bendis on Todd McFarlane's Sam and Twitch series in 2000-2001 before they were recruited for Daredevil. In 2006, Maleev finished his run with Bendis in Daredevil and planned a collaboration with the writer on a new ongoing Spider-Woman series. Bendis and Maleev collaborated once again on the four part Halo: Uprising miniseries from Marvel Comics. Bendis and Maleev are currently working on a creator owned comic book named Scarlet.

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Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last eleven years, Brian's books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.
Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel's popular AVENGERS franchise by writing every issue of the NEW AVENGERS plus debuting the hit books MIGHTY AVENGERS and DARK AVENGERS along with the wildly successful 'event' projects HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SECRET INVASION, and SIEGE.
This summer will see the blockbuster new line-ups for AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS.
Other recent projects include the groundbreaking SPIDER-WOMAN MOTION COMIC, that debuted number one on iTunes TV sales chart and the New York Times best selling HALO graphic novel.
Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel comic's Ultimate line of comics. A line of comics specifically created for the new generation of comics reader. He has written every issue of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN since it's best selling launch in 1999, and has also written ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN, MARVEL TEAM UP, ORIGIN, SIX and the ENEMY trilogy.
He is creator of the JINX line of crime comics published by image comics. This line has spawned the graphic novels GOLDFISH, FIRE, JINX, TORSO (w/ Marc Andreyko) and TOTAL SELL OUT.
Brian's other projects include the Eisner award winning "POWERS" (w/Mike Oeming) from Marvel's creator owned imprint ICON, and the Hollywood tell all "FORTUNE AND GLORY'. Entertainment Weekly gave both projects an "A." SONY and FX networks are currently developing POWERS for series with Brian as exec producer.
Brian is currently adapting his spy graphic novel FIRE for Universal Pictures as a starring vehicle for Zac Efron.
Brian is a member of Marvel studios creative committee, which consults on their numerous ongoing film projects. He has consulted on IRON-MAN and IRON MAN 2 and is currently consulting on THE FIRST AVENGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR and THE AVENGERS
Brian has won five prestigious EISNER awards, including 'Best Writer of the year' two years in a row. He has also won over two dozen Wizard comic awards. Brian is the recipient of the Cleveland Press 'Excellence in Journalism' Award and was named "Best Writer of the Year." by Wizard Magazine and Comic Buyer's Guide for three consecutive years.
He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his gorgeous daughters Olivia and Sabrina and his dogs Lucky, Max and Buster.

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Customer Reviews

Its a Great Book, nuff said!!
Ken Davis
Yep, it seems that Spector is still very much in the paranoid schizoprenic "Beautiful Mind" end of the pool.
James Donnelly
I love the way Brian Michael Bendis is able to take under-used Marvel heroes and put a new spin on them.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By James Donnelly TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Since his creation back in the 70's, the character of Moon Knight has gone through a few different incarnations. First, he was just a gimmicky vigilante with crescent moon-shaped darts and Daredevil-esque fighting sticks. Once he was a little more fleshed-out, he was a former mercenary named Marc Spector who was mortally wounded at an archeological dig site, betrayed by the man he worked with when he had a crisis of conscience. Dying, he was draped in the shroud of the statue of the god Khonshu, and he came back to life to be Khonshu's avatar of vengeance. With that in mind, he travelled back to the States with his lover, the beautiful Marlene and his best friend and partner, Frenchie, set himself up as a wealthy playboy named Steven Grant, who financed the Moon Knight activities, and also as a lowly cabbie samed Jake Lockley, who kept his ear to the ground for crime on the street. As time went by, he started having an identity crisis as far as who he really was: Spector, the cold-blooded merc; Grant, the suave playboy; Lockley, the street-wise cabbie; or Moon Knight, the Fist of Khonshu.

The character had his own comic for a while in the 70's and early 80's, but sales fizzled out. Later on in the 80's, they tried it again with MOON KNIGHT: FIST OF KHONSHU. It didn't last. In the late 80's, they tried to revive interest again and made Moon Knight a member of the West Coast Avengers, and gave him his own series again, this time called MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT. This comic had a pretty good run into the early 90's, but it died again.

Back in 2005 though, crime novelist Charlie Huston and rising star artist David Finch teamed up to create a very new, very VERY dark interpretation of Moon Knight in a new self-titled series.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Moore on January 23, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I won't try to say that I know the character of Moon Knight very well, but I do know that I love this comic.
I wasn't sure about picking it up back when it was originally being solicited, mainly because Brian Bendis can be very hit or miss, but upon grabbing the first issue I knew that I was in for a great ride.
Bendis and Maleev pull a similar stride here as they had with their Daredevil series by not focusing the story solely on the super-heroic aspects of the character, but turning it into a mystery series of sorts. The investigation at hand is about a new "Kingpin of LA" and why he and his gang have an Ultron head. For people up to date with comic news you know this probably has something to do with the oncoming "Ultron War" event that Bendis has been teasing since the beginning of his current Avengers series.
In this volume Moon Knight starts his investigation, meets some new foes, finds some friends to join him, and we see the aspect of the character that makes him a cult favorite character - his sanity, or lack thereof. In this series Marc Spector is joined in his head by voices of Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Captain America, each of which employ their own sort of look on whatever situation Marc is stuck in, helping him through his mission in ways that the reader will recognize as being very like those characters (using tools to emulate Caps shield or Spidey's webs).
This collection is only the first six issues of the entire twelve issue series, so the readers will have to wait for volume two to be released (currently solicited for May) in order to see how this story concludes.
Brian Bendis definitely has an interesting and individual voice for Moon Knight that is notable, and Alex Maleev, as always, does plenty of great work here making the book a treat to look at all the way through. The title is definitely recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Beitler on May 15, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Title: Moon Knight (HC)
Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Brian Bendis
Artists: Alex Maleev (pencils, inks, covers), Matthew Wilson, Matt Hollingsworth (colors)
Collects: Moon Knight #1-7
Price: $24.99

***This review DOES contain a few minor spoilers, but nothing that should prevent you from enjoying a reading of the book.***

I read my first Moon Knight comics back in the early ‘90’s. At the time, the character was experiencing a brief resurgence in popularity, and I fairly enjoyed the comic series – even if I didn’t feel it was living up to its potential. After reading it for a couple of years, I dropped the title.

In the mid ‘00’s, I picked up a couple of the Moon Knight “Essential” collections, and I was, again, impressed by the writing and art in the series. Even by today’s standards, the artwork seemed pretty good – even in the B&W reprinting. Shortly after reading those books, I tried out a few of the collected editions of the new series that was written by Charlie Huston with terrific artwork by David Finch. While the artwork was nothing short of amazing, the story failed to really keep me engaged and interested. I preferred the writing in the original series better than the writing in the re-launch, and I, again, dropped the title after reading the first three TPBs of the series.

Now, the title has re-launched under the pen and pencil of one of my favorite creative teams – Bendis and Maleev. I really enjoyed their work on Daredevil during their four-year run, and I had my hopes up for their take on another of Marvel’s urban, street-level heroes – Moon Knight.
While the book wasn’t nearly as impressive as I hoped it would be, it was still good enough to convince me to pick up the second book in the series, as well.
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