MOON KNIGHT #3
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Art by Alex Maleev
Cover by Alex Maleev & Colin Wilson
i’m really enjoying this story so far and i think the Maleev art is exceptional. I was really intrigued by the dialog and the pacing and barely noticed that Moon Knight himself didn’t even show up in this issue. There is a gritty desaturated look to this art that i am really loving and its just really fun.
That being said, I have a major gripe with this book in that we’re 3 issues in and i don’t feel like there is a real setting in this book. It takes place in a generic locale that they are calling Los Angeles, but they are not really using the city in any meaningful way. No architecture, no landmarks, no neighborhoods, no spirit of the city. There are some generic backdrops, which quite frankly don’t always exist geographically, and sure he references Pinks…but thats really a “i watched the travel channel for 15 minutes” kinda generic. I don’t know if its an art or writing choice, but the “camera” in each panel seems to be solely focused on the people who are speaking and the environments are kind of faded away…the city is a non existent character which is odd because they make such a big deal about it being in LA…it just seems like the creative team doesn’t know much about the city, so that is a disappointing aspect of this story so far.
i’m actually starting to wonder if this entire story takes place in a dreamscape or some delusion inside of Marc’s head which would explain the non specific-ness of place.
Art: 5 - Excellent