Best Moon Knight Comics

Best Moon Knight Comics

 

As the latest Marvel hero to hit the small screen, Moon Knight first appeared in comics back in 1975, before stepping into his own comic series from 1980 with the latest version running alongside the brand new TV show.

If you’re looking to find out more about the latest superhero to make his way to TV, take a look through our list of the best Moon Knight comics to help you understand this intriguing, complex character! 

There’s over 200 issues to choose from, so we’ve narrowed it down to the top 20 issues to get you started. Let’s dive in!

 

1. Moon Knight Vol. 1 - Issue #10


Key Comic Facts

Issue #10 of Moon Knight Vol. 1 is called “Too Many Midnights”. It was released in May 1981, with a cover date of August 1981. It was written by Doug Moench, with pencil and ink by Bill Sienkiewicz and color by Bob Sharen. It was edited by Denny O'Neil. This issue features Moon Knight in a more human way, as a person with problems and things to worry about.

What’s the story?

Moon Knights saves himself, Samuels and Midnight Man from getting drowned in a cave. Afterwards, Moon Knight spends some time thinking about his powers and his brother, so Bushman starts a crime wave. After finding out that the statue (which Moon Knight believes was the source of his powers) is not broken, he regains the faith in himself and goes after Bushman.

What’s it worth?

The mint-condition copy of Moon Knight #10 is a 9.9 book, sold in January 2008 for $75. Its price has increased since 2004, when it was valued at $61. The lowest rating book is an 8.0 copy, sold for $20 in August 2019, and once before for $15.

 

2. Moon Knight Vol. 1 - Issue #22

Key Comic Facts

Issue #22 of Moon Knight Vol. 1 is called "The Dream Demon". It was released in May 1982, with a cover date of August 1982. It was written by Doug Moench, with pencil and ink by Bill Sienkiewicz and color by Christie Scheele. It was edited by Denny O'Neil.

Issues #22 and #23 feature a head-to-head battle between Moon Knight and Morpheus, one of the greatest villains from the series.

What’s the story?

The doctors attending Morpheus start treating him with a drug, in hopes that inducing dreams will calm his mind. Instead, the drug increases the reach of his powers. Morpheus uses this to possess Peter Alraune in his dreams, who in turn stalks Moon Knight and attacks him with waking, living nightmares.

What’s it worth?

The top quality book of Moon Knight #22 is a 9.8 copy, sold in January 2022 for $200, after increasing its $99 price from 2021. The lowest quality book to ever sell at auction is an 8.5 copy, sold for $40 in February 2022, which has only changed hands once.

 

3. Moon Knight Vol. 1 - Issue #1

Key Comic Facts

Issue #1 of Moon Knight Vol. 1 is called "The Macabre Moon Knight!". It was released in August 1980, with a cover date of November 1980. It was written by Doug Moench, with pencil and ink by Bill Sienkiewicz and color by Bob Sharen. It was edited by Denny O'Neil.

This is the first issue for the comic series deep diving into the Moon Knight story, after his first appearance in Werewolf By Night #32 and #33.

What’s the story?

Mercenary Paul Bushman and his Lieutenant Marc Spector are raiding a village in Sudan. Bushman kills Peter Alraune, the archaeologist, who with his dying breath tells Marc the location of his daughter, Marlene.

Afterwards, Bushman orders the killing of innocent villagers, and Spector attacks him, with no luck. Bushman orders his men to kill Spector in the desert. But before his men are able to, Marc wakes up and sees a moon idol in front of him. He puts on the idol’s cloak and becomes Moon Knight to fight Bushman goons and free Marlene. 

In the present, Moon Knight goes after Bushman and beats him badly, but spares his life after Marlene’s request.

What’s it worth?

The top price for Moon Knight #1 is $1,399 for a 9.8 copy, sold in April 2022. In 2021, the same book was valued at $907. A 5.0 copy was sold in December 2021 for $65, after selling for just $19 in 2018, and a 3.5 book was sold in April 2021 for $20.

 

4. Vengeance of the Moon Knight Vol. 1 - Issue #1

Key Comic Facts

Issue #1 of Moon Knight Vol. 1 is called "The White Knight". It was released in September 2009, with a cover date of November 2009. It was written by Gregg Hurwitz, with pencil and ink by Jerome Opeña and color by Dan Brown. It was edited by Axel Alonso.

This is one of the most famous revivals of the superhero. Chronologically, it was released between Vol. 5 and Vol. 6 of the Moon Knight series.

What’s the story?

In a Norman Osborn world, crime is thriving in Manhattan. During a bank heist, a bomb explodes in the sky and Moon Knight appears wielding guns. He keeps two criminals from getting away while Marlene watches everything from nearby. Policemen finally catch up and try to apprehend MK, but he manages to escape. 

MK gets home, takes a bath and goes out again, stopping a mugging and chasing the perpetrator. When he catches the guy, Khonshu tries to tell Marc that he should kill the mugger, but Marc manages to resist and walks away.

What’s it worth?

Even though the Vengeance of the Moon Knight series was only released less than 15 years ago, issue #1 is valued at $5,000. That’s the price for a 9.8 copy sold in June 2021, after increasing its 2018 price of $2,100. The lowest rating copy ever sold at auction is an 8.0 book, sold only once for $32 in June 2020.

 

5. Moon Knight Vol. 3 - Issue #1

Key Comic Facts

Issue #1 of Moon Knight Vol. 3 is called "The Resurrection War Phase I: Eclipse". It was released in November 1997, with a cover date of January 1998. It was written by Doug Moench, with pencils by Tommy Lee Edwards, ink by Robert Campanella and color by Melissa Edwards. It was edited by Mark Bernardo. This 4-part series covers the story arc “The Resurrection War”.

What’s the story?

After Marc Spector died in a previous issue, we learn that due to his connection with Khonshu, Marc is actually unable to really die. Marc Spector gets resurrected by the god and reclaims his Moon Knight vigilante role to face Morpheus, Black Spectre and other villains once again.

What’s it worth?

Only three copies of Moon Knight Vol. 3 #1 have been sold at auction, all three with very good ratings. The highest one is a 9.8 copy, sold for $115 in March 2022, almost doubling its $60 price from 2020. The copy with the lowest price is a 9.2 book, sold only once for $58 in April 2022.

 

6. Avengers Vol. 8 - Issue #33

Key Comic Facts

Issue #33 of Avengers Vol. 8 is called "The Age of Khonshu - Part One". It was released in May 2020, with a cover date of June 2020. It was written by Jason Aaron, with pencils and ink by Javier Garrón and color by Jason Keith. It was edited by Tom Brevoort.

This is the first issue of the event “The Age of Khonshu”, featured in Vol. 8 of the Avengers Comics. Although it’s not a direct Moon Knight comic, the story features Moon Knight's greatest powers and has a compelling story.

What’s the story?

Evil forces are rising from every corner of the universe: mummies rising from the grave, armies march from Wakanda to NYC, a dark god invades Asgard. All of this compels the Avengers to join forces once again, this time to face Moon Knight and Khonshu, the Spirit of Vengeance.

What’s it worth?

Only mint-condition copies of Avengers Vol.8 #33 have been sold at auction, possibly as the issue was released around two years ago and the books are still in good condition. The top price for the issue belongs to a 9.8 copy sold in January 2022 for $100; and the lowest price is for a 9.2 copy, sold for $19 in December 2021.

 

7. Moon Knight Vol. 2 - Issue #1

Key Comic Facts

Issue #1 of Moon Knight Vol. 2 is called "Night of the Jackal". It was released in March 1985, with a cover date of June 1985. It was written by Alan Zelenetz, with pencils by Chris Warner, ink by E.R. Cruz and color by Christie Scheele. It was edited by Denny O’Neal.

This is the first appearance of Moon Knight in the comics, after his last appearance in Marvel Team-Up #144. 

What’s the story?

Marc Spector used his fortune to set up an international art gallery. He has given up the mantle of the Moon Knight, so he’s selling a statue of Khonshu. An agent of Ahmad Azis poisons the rest of the buyers, so he ends up keeping the statue.

Khonshu speaks to Marc in his dreams and makes him go to Egypt. He goes to Thebes and finds the priests of Khonshu, who dress him up and tell him that he must become Moon Knight again. Afterwards, MK goes after Azis and stops him, recovering Khonshu’s statue.

What’s it worth?

From the mid to high rating copies of Moon Knight Vol 2. #1 sold at auction, the highest price belongs to a 9.8 book, sold for $145 in April 2022. However, in 2021 it was valued at $213. The lowest quality book ever sold at auction is a 6.0 copy, with a price of $2 as of February 2012. It hasn’t been sold more than once.

 

8. Moon Knight Vol. 7 - Issue #1

Key Comic Facts

Issue #1 of Moon Knight Vol. 7 is called "Slasher". It was released in March 2014, with a cover date of May 2014. It was written by Warren Ellis, with pencils and ink by Declan Shalvey and color by Jordie Bellaire. It was edited by Ellie Pyle.

This is the first appearance of Marc Spector as Mr. Knight, instead of calling himself Moon Knight.

What’s the story?

This revival of the series features a more theatrical Marc Spector, dressed in an all-white suit to fight villains, so they can see him coming. MK takes a lot of punches and blows in the series, but we all know Marc Spector’s isn’t exactly in the right place.

What’s it worth?

The top price for a copy of Moon Knight Vol. 7 #1 is $3,982, paid for a 9.8 copy in April 2022. Its price has almost doubled since 2020 when it was valued at $2,000. The lowest quality book sold at auction is a 7.5 copy, valued at $23 in December 2021, with no previous sales before this one.

 

9. Werewolf By Night Vol. 1 - Issue #32

Key Comic Facts

Issue #32 of Werewolf By Night Vol. 1 is called "The Stalker Called Moon Knight!". It was released in May 1975, with a cover date of August 1975. It was written by Doug Moench, with pencils by Don Perlin, ink by Howie Perlin and color by Phil Rachelson. It was edited by Len Wein.

This issue introduces the character of Moon Knight. He would become a recurring foil to Jack Russell's character, and eventually star in the first of several ongoing series in 1980.

What’s the story?

The Werewolf is fighting against a hooded figure called the Moon Knight. As he punches him, the Werewolf remembers events from past nights. Finally, one blow from the MK is too strong and the Werewolf ends up unconscious. 

What’s it worth?

Issue #32 of Werewolf By Night is very famous as it has the first ever appearance of Moon Knight, and therefore holds a high value. A 9.8 copy was sold for $65,000 in 2022 - more than double its value in a previous sale in 2020, when it sold for $31,200. A mid quality copy, rated 5.0, had a February 2020 price of $524; and a 0.5 copy was sold in November 2020 for $515.

 

10. Moon Knight Vol. 5 - Issues #1 to #5

Key Comic Facts

Issues #1 to #5 of Moon Knight Vol. 5 were released from June 2006 to October 2006. They were written by Charlie Huston, with pencils by David Finch, ink by Danny Miki and color by Frank D'Armata. It was edited by Axel Alonso.

Issues #1 to #5 cover the story arc “The Bottom”; one of the coolest, darkest revivals in years.

What’s the story?

The story goes deep into Marc Spector’s mental issues and his connection and relationship with Khonshu. At one point, the readers are unsure if Khonshu is real or just a figment of Spector’s mental disorder. The profound dark vibes featured in the comic book series serve as storyline inspiration for the Disney+ series Moon Knight.

What’s it worth?

The highest price paid for any of Moon Knight Vol. 5 issues #1 to #5 is $350 for a 9.8 copy of issue #1. In 2014, the same book sold for just $16. The lowest price belongs to an 8.5 copy of issue #1, too. It was sold in November 2021 at a price of only $7.

 

11. Moon Knight Vol. 5 - Issue #20

Key Comic Facts

Issue #20 of Moon Knight Vol. 5 is called “In the Company of Wolves”. It was released in July 2008, with a cover date of September 2008. It was written by Mike Benson, with pencils and ink by Mike Deodato Jr., and color by Rain Beredo. It was edited by Axel Alonso.

This issue features one of the best stories in the Vol. 5 series, and also features a reprint from the original Moon Knight stories from Werewolf By Night #32 and #33.

What’s the story?

Moon Knight is patrolling the streets and stops a street punk, but before he gets to question him, a shot kills the goon. Meanwhile, Detective Flint is investigating a case of mysterious dog bites. He asks MK to investigate for him. He discovers that a mysterious man is holding Jack Russell hostage in a dungeon, extracting his powers to make more Werewolves. MK fights the Werewolves, before escaping with Marlene in the Moon Chopper.

What’s it worth?

Only top quality copies of issue #20 of Moon Knight Vol. 5 have been auctioned, with the highest price belonging to a 9.8 copy, sold in February 2022 for $330. The lowest price is for a 9.2 book, sold for $77 in November 2018.

 

12. Moon Knight Vol. 8 - Issue #1

Key Comic Facts

Issue #1 of Moon Knight Vol. 8 is called "Welcome to New Egypt: Part 1". It was released in April 2016, with a cover date of June 2016. It was written by Jeff Lemire, with pencils and ink by Greg Smallwood and color by Jordie Bellaire. It was edited by Jake Thomas.

This issue tests Marc Spector and the readers, as the real existence of Khonshu is highly questioned in the story.

What’s the story?

Marc Spector wakes up in a psychiatric hospital without any powers. He begins to question all his identities and personalities, even wondering if Khonshu ever existed. Later in the story, it’s speculated that Khonshu had built a trap for his mind, amongst other things.

What’s it worth?

The mint-condition copy of Moon Knight Vol. 8 #1 is a 9.8 book, sold for $265 in April 2022. In 2021, that same book was valued at $185. The lowest quality copy ever sold is an 8.5 book, sold only once for $28 in January 2017.

 

13. Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 - Issue #22

Key Comic Facts

Issue #22 of Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 is called "By the Light of the Silvery Moon Knight!". It was released in June 1978, with a cover date of September 1978. It was written by Bill Mantlo, with pencil by Mike Zeck, ink by Bruce D. Patterson and color by George Roussos. It was edited by Bob Hall.

Moon Knight is initially introduced to Marvel Comics as a villain. Issues #22 and #23 of this series are key to understanding the gray area MK operates in.

What’s the story?

Moon Knight is after a criminal named Lindy, trying to save his life so he can testify in a trial. Nonetheless, another criminal manages to kill him. Shortly after, Spider-Man senses danger nearby and confuses Moon Knight for a criminal. The two start battling long enough for the crook MK was following to call in support from the Maggia, who sends in their super-powered agent Cyclone to deal with the two costumed heroes.

What’s it worth?

There is no auction data for issues of Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man #22.

 

14. Marvel Knights Vol. 1 - Issue #14

Key Comic Facts

Issue #14 of Marvel Knights Vol. 1 is called "Everything Dies". It was released in August 2001. It was written by Chuck Dixon, with pencil by Mike Lilly, ink by Nelson DeCastro and color by Dave Kemp. It was edited by Stuart Moore.

This issue rounds out a run of the 'mature label' series in the late 90s that brought a new perspective on many of Marvel Comics' street-level characters, including Moon Knight.

What’s the story?

This issue follows two major storylines: one involving Shang Chi, who fights for good, but has a father who is pure evil. He launches an attack against the Knights and Moon Knight decides he’s had enough, so he leaves the team. The other story follows Black Widow and Dagger investigating something rotten within S.H.I.E.L.D.

What’s it worth?

There is no auction data for issues of Marvel Knights #14.

 

15. West Coast Avengers Vol. 2 - Issue #21

Key Comic Facts

Issue #21 of West Coast Avengers Vol. 2 is called "Lost in Space-Time Part 5”. It was released in June 1987. It was written by Steve Englehart, with pencil by Al Milgrom, ink by Joe Sinnott and color by Paul Becton. It was edited by Mark Gruenwald.

This issue features Moon Knight and Dr. Henry Pym in the moments previous to joining the West Coast Avengers.

What’s the story?

The story begins with some flashbacks to centuries ago, including events that happened in Egypt, Mexico and NYC. When the story returns to the present, we find Moon Knight hit with a sudden vision of Khonshu that drives him to have Frenchie fly him to California as soon as possible.

At the Avengers Compound, Henry Pym and Espirita are finishing up a new design by Pym, who is now ready to join the Avengers, but not as a costumed hero, as a plain clothed man.

What’s it worth?

Only mid to high rating copies of West Coast Avengers #21 have been sold at auction, with the highest price belonging to a 9.8 copy, sold in October 2021 for $150. It was valued at $76 just a year earlier. The lowest quality issue ever sold at auction is a 6.5 copy, sold only once in March 2022 for $18. 

 

16. Marc Spector: Moon Knight Vol. 1 - Issue #42

Key Comic Facts

Issue #42 of Marc Spector: Moon Knight Vol. 1 is called "Multiverse Madness!”. It was released in July 1992, with a cover date of September 1992. It was written by Terry Kavanagh, with pencils by Gary Kwapisz, Kelley Jones, Norm Breyfogle and James Fry; inks by Tom Palmer, Klaus Janson, John Beatty, Karl Kesel and Ty Templeton; and color by Christie Scheele. It was edited by Joey Cavalieri.

This issue takes Moon Knight on a journey through the multiverse that could occur in the ongoing MCU.

What’s the story?

Moon Shade explains that he stole power from Franklin Richards and the Franklin Richards doppelganger to absorb most of the Moon Knights in the multiverse. Moon Shade travels to various alternate universes to kill the remaining counterparts, and manages to kill at least seven. The real Marc Spector deduces that Moon Shade is vulnerable to adamantium, so he manages to destroy Moon Shade with his electrified bo staff.

What’s it worth?

Only two high rating copies of Marc Spector: Moon Knight #42 have been sold at auction. One is a 9.8 copy, sold for $29 in March 2022. However, in 2021 it was valued at $66. The other is a 9.6 book, sold in October 2021 for $60. This issue was sold only once.

 

17. Moon Knight Vol. 2 - Issue #2

Key Comic Facts

Issue #2 of Moon Knight Vol. 2 is called "Deadly Knowledge". It was released in April 1985, with a cover date of July 1985. It was written by Alan Zelenetz, with pencils by Chris Warner, ink by E.R. Cruz and color by Christie Scheele. It was edited by Denny O’Neal.

This issue features the first and only real appearance of Arthur Harrow, the villain that’s featured in the Disney+ series Moon Knight.

What’s the story?

Marc is looking for Marlene after she left him. That evening, the Priests of Khonshu visit Marc in his dreams and grant him visions of an act of evil. After he arrives in Yucatan, Dr. Victoria Grail tells him that they’re looking for a renegade scientist called Arthur Harrow, who has been working on a scientific way to deaden the pain centers in the human body. MK and Harrow’s zombies fight before the pyramid they’re at explodes. Harrow escapes in a helicopter and we discover he works for a company called O.M.N.I.U.M.

What’s it worth?

The top price for Moon Knight Vol. 2 #2 is $530. That’s the price for a 9.8 copy, sold in April 2022, a huge increase from its $60 value from 2021. The lowest price recorded for this issue is $58 for a 9.6 copy, also sold in April 2022. However, in 2021 it was valued at $122.

 

18. Doctor Strange: Damnation Vol. 1 - Issue #1

Key Comic Facts

Issue #1 of Doctor Strange: Damnation Vol.1 was released in February 2018, with a cover date of April 2018. It was written by Nick Spencer and Donny Cates, with pencils, ink and color by Rod Reis. It was edited by Nick Lowe.

This issue features Moon Knight joining the Midnight Sons. 

What’s the story?

When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during Secret Empire, he opens a big door for Mephisto. The villain takes the city for himself and wants to destroy the rest of the world with it, so a number of Marvel superheroes join forces to cast him away from Earth.

What’s it worth?

Since Doctor Strange: Damnation #1 was only released around four years ago, there are only high rating copies being sold at auction. The highest price and rating belong to a 9.8 book, sold for $60 in November 2020; more than doubling its 2018 value of $25. The lowest price for this issue belongs to a 9.6 copy, sold only once for $19 back in June 2018. 

 

19. Moon Knight Vol. 1 - Issue #188

Key Comic Facts

Issue #188 of Moon Knight Vol. 1 was released in November 2017, with a cover date of January 2018. It was written by Max Bemis, with pencils and ink by Jacen Burrows and color by Mat Lopes. It was edited by Jake Thomas.

This issue features Patient 86, possessed by Ra, the Sun God, for the first time in the comics.

What’s the story?

The story introduces a rare bad guy that appears to be a true match for Moon Knight in The Sun King, who has glommed on to some Ra-based ancient Egyptian mythology via one of Marc’s old psychiatrists. 

What’s it worth?

The highest quality copy of Moon Knight #188 is a 9.8 copy, sold for $301 in April 2022. In 2021, that same book was valued at $243. The lowest quality copy ever sold is an 8.5 book, sold only once for $27 in March 2022.

 

20. Moon Knight Vol. 9 - Issue #1

Key Comic Facts

Issue #1 of Moon Knight Vol. 9 was released in July 2021, with a cover date of September 2021. It was written by Jed MacKay, with pencils and ink by Alessandro Cappuccio and color by Rachelle Rosenberg. It was edited by Tom Brevoort.

This issue is the first release for the ongoing Moon Knight series, Vol. 9.

What’s the story?

The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened the Midnight Mission, with people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. MK stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. 

Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets. But while Khonshu languishes in a prison that Moon Knight put him in, Moon Knight must still carry on with his duty: protecting those who travel at night.

What’s it worth?

Even though this issue was released less than a year ago, there are many copies being sold at auction. The highest price belongs to a 9.8 book, sold for $214 in March 2022, a huge increase from its $87 value from 2021. The lowest price for this issue is $25 for an 8.5 copy, sold only once in February 2022.

 

With the release of the new Moon Knight TV series from Disney+, these comics are sure to become even more sought after as time goes on, so now is a great time to track them down!

Take your pick from our rundown of the best Moon Knight comics to find out all you need to know about MK, from his background as a Marine to his multiple identities and beyond.