Marvel’s recent relaunch of Moon Knight saw the white-clad vigilante pare things down to a bare minimum as he stalked the streets by night, taking down gangs, gunmen, and anything else that posed a threat to innocent people. In the hands of Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire, the character was reinvented, stepping away from past characterizations to form a new identity. Across just six issues the creative team stamped a brand on the book that may mark how people approach the character and concept from here onward.
From The Dead collects the entirety of Ellis, Shalvey and Bellaire's run on the book. It features a series of deft action sequences, and builds a convincing new world for Moon Knight to walk in, though Ellis's sparse and low-key scripts effectively cede the floor to the artists, allowing penciller Shalvey to create that world and colorist Bellaire to establish the tone. The series is a methodically structured exercise in comics storytelling, with Shalvey excelling in his depiction of a run-down, black and white world of straggling criminals.
I didn't really think I'd be comparing Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's new, 10-issue Vertigo series The Wake to Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic's Thor: God of Thunder after the first installment, but here we are.
Get ready to vote, everyone: As of next week, Matt Wilson and I will be done with our in-depth review of the X-Men film franchise, and that means it's time for another vote! Against our better judgment, we're letting you, the readers, determine our fate by picking out the next set of movies we go up against!
Will it be a grand tour of '90s "classics" like Judge Dredd and Barb Wire? A look back at three different movies starring three different Punishers? The mind-boggling Secret of the Ooze? Or will we be forced to watch a quartet of movies based on fighting games -- not for power, not for evil, but for good? You have one week to cast your vote below!%Poll-78073%
No matter what you choose, we'll be in for some pretty rough stuff -- and in my experience, that's exactly what our readers are into. Check back on October 9 for the results!
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