Ah, Moon Knight one of Marvel’s most interesting C-level characters. I want to like Moon Knight, I really do. I’ll admit that I’ve never read any of his series (with the exception of the first issue of his inaugural series from 1980 by Doug Moench). I was drawn in at first by the costume which as I previously mentioned, I find to be so dark and menacing but because it’s white is has reverse feelings on your senses. His origin story is very interesting too. A former mercenary operating in Egypt, he was left for dead in the desert after showing compassion and eventually found and dragged into a pyramid where he was given powers by the god, Khonshu. After years of fighting crime and assuming other personalities in his “regular” life, he’s become a complete mental case. What’s not to like?
As I wandered like a Hobbit around the lawless internet trying to find out more information, I kept coming up disappointed. From what I read, it seems almost every Moon Knight series (and there’s been 5 or 6) is not particularly well-regarded. They all have some kind of problems that result in them being brushed off and better left forgotten. The latest series, penned by Brian Michael Bendis appears to be the most tolerable. I’m very curious about one of the ones prior to that in 2006 by Charlie Houston that’s supposedly very, very dark. But I’ve read nothing but middling to awful reviews for it.
That’s where we’re at. So I thought I’d reach out to our readership and see if they could help me out with some recommendations for Moon Knight. Lay it on me!
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We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again, but here’s our NYCC Cosplay Top 5 brought to you from your friendly neighborhood Evil Geeks….hope you enjoy!
There were so many insanely amazing costumes at comic con that it’s really hard to determine the “best” but I can definitely give you my favorites. For me, it’s very important that you actually physically resemble the person your imitating. So if you have an incredibly elaborate costume but look nothing like the character, your not gonna make it onto Biff Tannen’s list.
5. Matt Murdock – I dont know why but I find this costume both awesome and hilarious. For those of you who don’t know, Murdock is Daredevil’s alter ego a blind lawyer. I saw two Murdock’s, one Friday and one Saturday. The one from Friday changed into Daredevil on Saturday. Both were excellent.
(Which also begs the question, why wasn’t Butter Bean dressed up as Kingpin?)