Werewolf By Night # 32
Writer: Doug Moench
Penciller: Don Perlin
Inker: Howie Perlin
Letterer: Ray Holloway
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Cover Date: August 1975
This week, I’ll take a look at “Werewolf By Night # 32” which features the first appearance of Moon Knight, who would be a recurring foil for Jack Russell before getting his own series.
After mauling his best friend Buck Cowan, Jack Russell retreats to a nearby forest after transforming back with no idea what happened when he was the werewolf. Soon after, Buck was taken to a hospital where it was pronounced that he slipped into a coma and might not make it due to the severity of his wounds. It isn’t long before Jack is confronted by Moon Knight, who was hired by The Committee and got a $10,000 incentive to bring in Jack Russell alive and soon we’re thrown into an all-out brawl between MK and the Werewolf.
This issue of Werewolf by Night made the very best when it came to introducing Moon Knight as he comes off as a great antagonist and with Jack’s transformation to the Werewolf, it’s hard to tell who to root for, but Doug Moench (Known for shaping MK’s world when he got his first series and well as writing some of the most iconic Batman stories) really pulled out all the stops and this issue proved that Moench was indeed the best writer to flesh out Moon Knight’s world as time went on but the character’s very first appearance here is extremely memorable and the enigma that surrounded him showed that he’s a character that fans wanted to know more about as the years went by so with that being said, this was a solid issue that brought out the best in MK and at the same time, made him an unforgettable character.
Well, that’s it for me, I’ll be back with another Moon Knight review so thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.