Characters Appearing: Betrand Crawley, Daredevil, Frenchie, Gena Landers, Jester (Jonathan Powers), Lt. Nick Manolis, Marlene Alraune, Moon Knight, Nedda
Moon Knight #13
Issue(s): Moon Knight #13
This issue is pretty bad. The writing on this book has generally been pretty plain, but this gets into campy bad territory. The way Daredevil and Moon Knight meet up is just stupid, with Moon Knight attacking Daredevil in public so DD doesn't ruin Moon Knight's plan.
And in the end, DD and MK swap the Jester's getaway helicopter with Moon Knight's, leaving the Jester to believe his partner betrayed him when the helicopter delivers him to the police. The heroes seem to think this is a good joke, but wait until the Jester kills his partner in revenge.
Sienkiewicz should have been put to a much better use.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I'll admit - even as a hardcore Moon Knight fan of this period - this was one wretched issue that was barely saved by Bill's talent.
Posted by: Anonymous | February 16, 2012 10:23 PM
Is Moon Knight meeting Daredevil for the first time here? So it's should placed before Marvel Team-Up Annual 4 http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/marvel_team-up_annual_4.shtml
Posted by: Midnighter | December 14, 2015 5:29 AM
Correct me, it seems that both stories treat their meeting as the first
Posted by: Midnighter | December 14, 2015 5:31 AM
Still hoping that one of these days you'll fill in Moon Knight #s 14-28. It was one of my fave Marvel mags during that period, with a very distinctive atmosphere, although it's true the quality was quite variable issue to issue and on the low side here, as in #13, agreed. But three installments during that run (#s 14, 24, and 25) actually rank among my all-time fave standalone issues. Needless to say, YMMV. Sienkiewicz was doing terrific work at this time, deservedly picking up Eagle Awards as Best Artist for '82 and '83, as well as evolving and experimenting (particularly in #26). And the cover of #20 is a real stand-out. There are three issues in this gap, tho, for which he didn't do at least the interiors (16, 21, 27). Not badgering; just expressing a hope. I'm patient, and there's sure plenty on the site to explore.
Posted by: Instantiation | August 15, 2016 8:29 PM
Fnord, I might be actually willing to buy/send you copies of 14-28 (& 31-32) in order to fill in what seems like pretty important gaps in your project,--if only to be able to document what seems to be the link between early Sienkiewiecz and late--though it might take me a few months to be in a position to do so
Posted by: George Lochinski | September 21, 2016 4:15 PM
I appreciate the offer, George! But it's not necessary. I know i need to do an Triple M back issue add (Moon Knight, Master of Kung Fu, and Micronauts), and i can get the issues fairly cheap. But i'm deliberately holding off on doing any major back issue adds as a way to force myself through the DeFalco era. :-) I'll get to the missing Moon Knight books eventually; i definitely want to cover the progression of Sienkiewicz's style.
Posted by: fnord12 | September 21, 2016 6:04 PM
Alright, I see. Cool.
Posted by: George Lochinski | September 22, 2016 4:09 AM
The guy playing Space Invaders was me. I spent $5 in quarters on it that day. It was huge that year (1981) along with Asteroids. A little later came Pac-Man, but I had run out of quarters by then. Probably wasted them on comic books.
Posted by: Holt | May 10, 2018 6:42 PM
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