The Sun King, our mystery pyrokinetic worshipper of the god, Ra, has linked up with Raul Bushman, former associate and current foe of Moon Knight, to collaborate on bringing down Marc Spector. What they come up with is unsurprisingly vicious.
Meanwhile, Marc Spector and Jake Lockley are having an internal conflict over Lockley's methods.
Max Bemis' Moon Knight may be the new gold standard in uncomfortable laughter. There are plenty of moments in this comic where something kind of awful or disturbing happens, and you can't help but get a bit of a chuckle out of it.
That humor does venture into tone-deaf territory, and it is a little odd to see Moon Knight making some quips. However, it does make sense for the turn this character is taking.
The final act is an effectively tense scene which plays on the Hitchcock method of creating tension. Instead of a bomb under the table, it's a pyrokinetic maniac over the table.
The ending also brings in a couple of twists which definitely shake up Marc's world. They were pretty unexpected too. They were genuinely good twists.
Jacen Burrows' distinctive art style remains near-perfect for this comic. It's super-clean and deceptively simplistic detailing just fits the unhinged personalities of Marc Spector. Mat Lopes' light-saturated color art adds that extra layer of brightness to contribute to that aesthetic.
Bemis and Burrows made quite a splash in Moon Knight #188, and they've continued their hot streak through this issue. I continue to highly recommend this comic. Give it a read. You definitely should be on the Moon Knight train.
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