Jeff Lemire’s Moon Knight has been the highlight of his time at Marvel Comics, and the current story arc has brought in an incredible line-up of artists to send the book to new heights. Wilfredo Torres, Francesco Francavilla, and James Stokoe each handle a different aspect of the narrative as it jumps between the titular character’s multiple personalities, making Moon Knight one of Marvel’s most visually exciting and unpredictable titles. Lemire does his best superhero work when he’s willing to get weird, and the structure of this arc allows him to go some very strange places as he takes the mentally unstable hero in very different directions depending on the artist.
Torres gets a break with next week’s Moon Knight #7, which jumps between Francavilla’s chiaroscuro interpretation of cabbie Jake Lockley and Stokoe’s dynamic, meticulously detailed take on Marc Spector as sci-fi space hero. This is a big week for both artists as Dynamite announced that Francavilla is writing and illustrating a new The Spirit series while Stokoe is helming a new Aliens book for Dark Horse, and their work on Moon Knight shows why they are perfect choices for those projects. Francavilla handles street-level intrigue with spectacular style that will invigorate Will Eisner’s seminal creation, and Stokoe’s otherworldly design sensibility and dramatic sense of scale promise an Aliens book unlike any other Dark Horse has attempted before. Readers can get a taste of their enormous talent in these stunning preview pages for next week’s Moon Knight, which promise that the hero’s life will only get more complicated as he’s pulled between his multiple personalities.