Attempt the Second.
Come and Witness Artistic Evolution at its absolute best.
Come Along and pay witness and I don't know bullshit about comics or something.
Ahhh we seem to be back in business, goood.
One of the greatest cape runs of all time. I can't wait until you get to #11. That was when Sienkiewicz pulled out all the stops and the book got insanely brilliant from that point on.
Not that the first 10 issues aren't great, because they are.
For me the big jump is from 20 to 22 because he doesn't do 21 and the change so so good.
And then 23-26 are all MONSTROUS issues.
I think this is the most clear example of someone going from a pretty standard house style into that over the course of a single run of comics.
I only went in on that modern run for #5 and it was pretty good.
I have tried to get into Kabuki but it never clicked for me.
I have missed a bunch of these but
This thread is giving me ideas for what to do next.
It is tangentially related in one very specific way to this and bears bitter fruit.
The rollercoaster has reached the peak and it is all downhill in to amazing from here.
NOW we're talking! This is where it gets experimental and the art just turns full on mindblowing. Plus I think what Sienkiewicz was doing emboldened Moench, because it seemed like his scripts got even better as the series went on.
Moench's stuff was definitely its strongest at the end of the run. The second Morpheus, Stained Glass Scarlet, and Werewolf arcs (plus everything he wrote in between) were far and away the best Moon Knight stories ever
until 2006. And there's no doubt that Sinekiewicz going balls out helped elevate the stories and the character above his former existence as a pretty undeniable Batman-lite.
This issue fits in this thread only without the cover.
There are enough really great ones still to come.