Moon Knight #11 Review

Posted by Spiderfan001 01 April 2012

 Moon Knight vs. Madame Masque!


The Story

Moon Knight and Buck Lime contact the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and are answered by Maria Hill.  After explaining to her that Madame Masque has the head of an Ultron, Moon Knight and Buck ask for S.H.I.E.L.D.'s help to track the head's location.  After some hesitation, Hill agrees to help.

Moon Knight tracks Madame Masque to a nearby warehouse and ambushes her.  As Moon Knight distracts her, Buck is able to sneek in and grab the Ultron head.  Knocking Moon Knight aside, Madame Masque pursues Buck who runs to his van.  He makes it to the van, but Madame Masque is able to shoot the gas tank before Moon Knight attacks her again.  As the two of them fight, the gas tank explodes, knocking Moon Knight out.

Moon Knight is then confronted by Echo, who speaks to him in his head.  She tells him to get back up and get the job done so that she did not die in vain.  Moon Knight awakens just as Madame Masque is about to kill him.  Taking her by surprise, Moon Knight is able to knock her out by hitting her head against a fire hydrant.  He then wakes up Buck, and the two of them flee the scene as the police arrive.

Count Nefaria watches all of this unfold on television.  His butler then tells him that the police are here and they have a warrant and a subpoena thanks to Moon Knight.  Nefaria is none too pleased.

Thoughts

Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev have crafted something special with this story about a crazy, underdog superhero who gets in way over his head when he decides to take on a powerful superpowered crime lord.  I loved how Echo is now one of the personas that has taken up residence in Moon Knight's head.  It speaks to the broader notion that people are never truly dead when we remember how they inspired and motivated us.  With one issue to go, let's hope Moon Knight and Buck make it out in one peace! 

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