Issue by Issue – Moon Knight Volume 1 #28

Marlene gets a request to hold a lecture on her dad’s work, and it just so happens to be in Egypt so it looks like a road trip is in order.  What follows is quite the adventure with betrayal, a hunt for Khonshu’s lost treasure and a battle beneath the sands for the life of Marlene.  Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz return to deliver a great adventure tale in the desert sands of Moon Knight’s origin.  Having Marc return ‘home’ to where he left his former life behind was a good progression of his character, bringing him full circle by having to confront that past head on.  Also good to see were Marlene and Marc trying to make their relationship work even though Marc brings the very thing with him to Egypt that put their relationship in jeopardy in the first place.  Luckily, Marc’s alter-ego Moon Knight came in handy to have around so everything worked out, but for him to risk it all again so soon after having almost losing it all might show a lack of judgement and committal on his part.  This was a really fun issue and it proves that there are very few people who understand our hero the way that Moench and Sienkiewicz do, so it is good to have them back on the book.

4.5 out of 5

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