Moon Surfin’

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Greetings! Coming to you to talk about a couple more recent comics, from my back porch, on my phone, so apologies if this post is a bit wonky.

Moon Knight #5
Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Declan Shalvey
Color Art: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Editors: Ellie Pyle & Nick Lowe

Moon Knight is on the trail of a missing girl. Like a white knight saving a damsel in the tower of a castle, he fights his way through the building, not just kicking ass, dismantling the bad guys on his way through the building. The fight scenes are beautifully choreographed, fighting for efficiency and damage, the martial artist that still resides in me appreciated it. I’ve been loving this book so far, unfortunately only one more issue with Ellis & Shalvey, but I’m willing to stick around to see what happens. And what more can I say about the coloring in this book, Jordie Bellaire is amazing as always, I say it every time and I’ll say it again, the colors! The colors!!!

Silver Surfer #4
Writer: Dan Slott
Art: Michael Allred
Colors: Laura Allred
Anyone else, I don’t know, read this digitally and the only credits I see are on the cover of the comic.

The Surfer and Dawn Greenwood are finally heading back to Earth, but they aren’t going to get there without running into the Guardians Of The Galaxy because they have a movie coming out for story purposes. They don’t amount to much in the book despite their presence on the cover. Dawn brings the Surfer home and introduces him to her family, with a funny bit when he sees her twin. She also gets him to “silver down” and actually eat food. And more exciting for me, are Dr Strange and the Hulk showing up. And while I thought Allred would be a great fit on Silver Surfer, I really wanted to see him take a crack at the mystical realms of Marvel, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. It’s a bit of a Defenders reunion. And the issue ends (spoiler) with a barrier trapping the Surfer back on Earth. Also, Mike Allred is probably my favorite artist, and Laura Allred as always, colors like a dream. These 2 books are part of why I love Marvel so much these days.

-Kris

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