Andrew ‘Why Not’ Shaw returns to join Rey for a chat about his favourite Moon Knight classic comic –
SEGMENT: LUNAR-PICK – CLASSIC COMIC BOOK REVIEW
MOON KNIGHT VOL. 1 #26 –
Released August 31st 1982
“The Cabbie Killer”
BARE BONES (Written by Rey):
An unnamed man reads some disturbing news in the obituaries and begins a path of terror to the funeral parlour.
Anyone and everyone in his way is battered, bruised and bleeding and the violence doesn’t end even at the destination. The man beats on the priest there who is giving a service for the recently deceased. It is revealed to be the man’s father – a father who piled abuse on the man all throughout his life.
It’s breaking point, and the man can’t help but feel cheated – cheated for not being able to exact vengeance on his own father, for inflicting the cruelty of his childhood.
Moon Knight catches up with the man, after following the trail of blood, and the man goads Moon Knight – then almost pleads – for the Fist of Khonshu to hit him. Not wanting to, Moon Knight finally relents…having to defend himself from the man’s onslaught towards him.
The man is beaten unconscious, and Moon Knight is left with an awful feeling in his gut… a feeling produced from not being able to show the necessary restraint.
THE CABBIE KILLER
Someone is blowing up cabs for an unknown reason, and Jake Lockley is very nearly one of the casualties. Brought to Marc’s attention, Moon Knight scours the city in the hope to learn more.
From some inside information, Moon Knight checks out a poker game in a cemetery, where some of the city’s crime lords get together to play in peace. Moon Knight beats the guards before entering the crypt where the poker match is held. Zilko reveals that it was he who employed an assassin to destroy a cab with sensitive information relating to his seedy activities. As the exact cab is unknown, Zilko has employed Commodore Planet ( a huge hulking man) to blow up as many cabs in the city, in the hope of destroying the evidence.
Moon Knight takes Zilko by impersonating a cabbie, and discovers that Commodore Planet is by Pier… Moon Knight incapacitats Zilko then meets Commodore Planet for a final showdown. Planet proves to be difficult, having succumbed to some strength enhancing drugs..but Moon Knight is able to ultimately defeat him with a good double kick to the head.
Having fallen overboard and entangled in net, Moon Knight deliberates whether to save him or not, but then yields to doing the right thing. He brings Commodore Planet back onto the pier, where the police will eventually find and arrest him.
Andrew: 🌖 10 /10 – Big Fuck Off Moon
Rey: 🌖 8 /10 – Big beautiful yellow man
With a fun little back up story to boot – could this be the best Moon Knight issue of all?
Shine those idols, and dust off the cape….IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR KHONSHU ON!
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