In case you're still not in the know, Moon Knight recently packed his bags and set up shop in Los Angeles California. Such a drastic move can take a lot out of any superhero; luckily, Moon Knight's good buddies Spider-Man, Wolverine and Captain America are there to help him out!
Um... aren't they?Issue #1
At the premiere of his new television show "Legends of the Khonshu" producer and former mercenary Marc Spector receives a mysterious phone call telling him to come to the roof. When Spector gets there he is confronted by Spider-Man, Captain America and Wolverine. They tell Spector that there has been a substantial migration of criminal activity from the East to the West Coast and that they need Moon Knight out there protecting L.A. Spector accepts his new task.
Later that night Moon Knight happens upon some criminal activity going on at the docks. Two small time criminals (working for an unnamed super criminal) are confronted by Mr. Hyde, who demands money in exchange for the mysterious cargo he has inside his boast. Unfortunately for the two criminals, they don't have the money Hyde wants. As Hyde proceeds to kill them Moon Knight jumps into the fray, but it quickly becomes clear that he is no match for Hyde, who throws him in the river. As Hyde gets on his boat and departs he is attacked by Moon Knight again. While on Hyde's boat Moon Knight discovers that Hyde's cargo was a dead Ultron. Moon Knight is able to escape the boat with the Ultron's head before it is lifted into the air by a powerful force and destroyed.
Back at his lair Moon Knight examines the Ultron head along with Spidey, Cap and Wolverine. Moon Knight declares that whatever is going on in L.A. is too big for just him to handle, and that it's going take the combined efforts of all four heroes to take down L.A.'s new crime boss. Unfortunately, it becomes clear that Spider-Man, Captain America and Wolverine are just figments of his imagination.
After getting some intel, Moon Knight and his three other personalities stake out a place where a woman known as "Snapdragon" is recruiting women to work for her to gather information as strippers. Snapdragon allegedly works for whoever wanted the Ultron. Moon Knight debates with his other personalities about who should go in first before finally settling on Spider-Man. Dressing up in a Spider-Man costume and using some fake webshooters (they shoot billy clubs with fake webs attached) Moon Knight enters Snapdragon's meeting place and fights her and her body guards. After a long fight Moon Knight gets shot in the arm and passes out. Before Snapdragon can take him to her boss she and her body guards are knocked out by Echo, who was undercover as one of Snapdragon's recruits.
Maleev's artwork takes a little getting used to, as his style has changed somewhat since his Daredevil run, but by the second issue I was able to appreciate his great visuals. Moon Knight is a great book that only promises
to get better as the title moves forward.