Marc Spector: Moon Knight # 10
Writer: Chuck Dixon
Penciller: Sal Velluto
Inker: Keith Williams
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Colorist: Nelson Yomtov
Cover Date: January 1990
For this week’s edition of Review Corner, I’ll take a look at Moon Knight # 10 which is part of the whole “Acts of Vengence” storyline from the late 80s/early 90s where Loki assembles The Kingpin, The Red Skull, Magneto, The Mandarin, The Wizard, and Dr. Doom so that they can direct the villains to face heroes they never encountered before, therefore tipping the scales in the villains’ favor.
The story actually opens with a heartwarming element as Moon Knight saves a college student named Lula from committing suicide and even gives her a motivational pep talk on how life is precious. Soon after, MK does his best to help out when a local neighborhood is on fire and it gives to a very bizarre team-up between Killer Shrike, The Ringer, and Coachwhip who takes advantage of the confusion to wreak their own havoc.
This is a very interesting issue as the action takes over most of the plot and I also have to point out that it’s weird…..just a little weird to see MK banter during a battle but it happens in this issue which is not a bad thing, but I feel that one personality trait does not suit MK as he can be brutal during a fight. I guess Chuck Dixon was trying something new while escaping the looming shadow of Doug Moench so I enjoy what Dixon brought to the table as he reinvented MK for the 90s during his run, once again made a name for himself when it came to writing such strong street-level heroes (Check out his runs on “Detective Comics” and “Robin” for proof); This was a fun issue of Marc Spector: Moon Knight that made the best out of the “Acts of Vengence” crossover, although Frenchie got the short end of the stick during MK’S melee with the three villains (**NO SPOILERS**) I fell that this is a Moon Knight story that everyone should check out especially during this time with his fame at an all-time high.
Well, that’s it for me. Thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.