Moon Knight has been kicking bad guys around the Marvel Universe since he first appeared all the way back in 1975. Since that time, he has gone on to become an incredibly popular character, and he's finally getting the recognition he deserves in the form of his own series on Disney+. If you've ever asked yourself, who is Moon Knight? Or you're not too familiar with Moon Knight, that's okay because there's a lot to read before you watch the show. Moon Knight has been described as Marvel's answer to Batman but features a guy with multiple personality disorder whose powers come and go with the lunar cycles. He's strange, interesting, and one of the best street-level Marvel superheroes in the Marvel Universe.
Because he's been around for decades, there are tons of comic books, great stories, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, comic book issues, story arcs, storylines, and one-shot books about Moon Knight, making it hard to determine which is the best of Moon Knight's greatest adventures. This list attempts the impossible by narrowing the best down to the top 20.
Check out the stories listed below, and if you see your favorite, vote it up. Then check back to see which of these comics is the best Moon Knight story ever told!
From The Dead
Story Found In: Moon Knight #1-6
One of Moon Knight's most interesting traits is the fact that he is afflicted with Multiple Personality Disorder. In "From the Dead," his three personalities are explored, and the question of whether or not Marc Spector is Moon Knight, or is he another person entirely is asked and possibly answered.
The story has Spector hunting ghosts, investigating an experiment involving a sleep study, which is driving its participants insane, and he even heads to a mushroom graveyard planet. There's a mob engagement and pretty much everything is thrown his way in this insane tale of Moon Knight!414Is this a great story arc?
Story Found In: Moon Knight #1-5
It's an established fact that Moon Knight is a bit strange, and even though Marc Spector has more than one personality, including Steven Grant and Jake Lockley, he's done a good job protecting the streets of New York City for years... or has he?
Uncertainty and doubt creep in when Marc wakes up in an insane asylum without any of his powers. Not only that, but he also has a medical history going back years, and each of his multiple personalities come into question. Was it all happening in Marc's head, or is he really the superhero known as Moon Knight?325Is this a great story arc?
The Stalker Called Moon Knight!
Story Found In: Werewolf By Night #32
Back in the early 1970s, the Comic Book Code of Authority relaxed some of its standards, and Marvel answered these changes with a plethora of horror-themed books. In Werewolf By Night, Jack Russell headlined the book as a werewolf, and it was through this series, Moon Knight made his introduction.
Moon Knight showed up in issue #32 as a mercenary hired by The Committee to take out the Werewolf. He engaged with him via the lunar cycle in the evening but soon realized The Committee was the real villain. This pushed Moon Knight against his backers, and he moved into a heroic role from that point. Much of this origin story has been retconned, but it's a must-read to get a good grasp of the character.244Is this a great story arc?
Story Found In: Moon Knight #1-6
Knoshu, the God of the Moon and Vengeance, may have saved Marc Spector's life, but what a god gives, a god can take away! As Moon Knight, Marc has learned to use his powers for good, but gods don't stay placated by the whims and activities of mortals for long, and Marc has to learn this lesson the hard way.
Once his powers are taken away, Marc spirals down a pit of depression and despair (not to mention madness!). The journey enlightens him as to the reliance he's had on his god-given abilities, and he must set out to prove himself. Will Knoshu head and heed his prayer, or will Marc languish in a pit of depression leading to his destruction and insanity?245Is this a great story arc?