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Your Reading Order Guide For Jed MacKay’s Moon Knight
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Your Reading Order Guide For Jed MacKay’s Moon Knight

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Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappuccio’s Moon Knight run became an unexpected hit when it was launched in 2021. It borrowed from classic Moon Knight runs and niche Marvel lore and blended them with many new ideas and concepts. The result was a series that gave Marc Spector and his associates new purpose in the newly-formed Midnight Mission as they took on vampires, classic villains, and obscure figures given new life.

Due to the run’s popularity, the Moon Knight comic has been given several supplemental issues and was relaunched in early 2024. This can be easy to keep track of if you’re reading it month-to-month but more difficult if you’re playing catch-up.

I have put together this reading order guide to make reading Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappuccio’s Moon Knight run easy. It contains the recommended reading order, background reading, collected editions, and other details to remove confusion. Soon, you’ll be able to jump in without issue and enjoy this modern-classic run.

Updating…

Please note that Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappuccio’s Moon Knight run is still ongoing. As a result, new issues and trade paperbacks will be included over time. Make sure you bookmark this page so you can refer back to it later.

Avengers (2018 series) #33 cover by Matteo Scalera and Rachelle Rosenberg.
Avengers (2018 series) #33 cover by Matteo Scalera and Rachelle Rosenberg.

Background reading

Do you want to do background reading before reading Jed MacKay’s Moon Knight run? Yes, there are references to previous stories. However, they’re mentioned or used in a way that you can understand them without having read prior stories. As a result, I wouldn’t say there isn’t anything essential.

However, here are a few suggestions if you are the kind of reader who needs to connect every dot.

Avengers (2018 series) #33-37
Written by Jason Aaron. Art by Javier GarrĂ³n.

These issues make up the Age of Khonshu storyline, which saw Moon Knight take on The Avengers on behalf of the moon god Khonshu. This divisive story helps set up Jed MacKay’s run on the character and is referenced in early issues. However, I would saw it is optional as any reference to it can be figured out through the dialogue.

Dark Reign: Zodiac #1-3
Written by Joe Casey. Art by Nathan Fox.

Zodiac is a prominent foe throughout the this Moon Knight run. However, he’s a rather obscure villain that had only a handful of appearances beforehand. The only one these worth checking out is Dark Reign: Zodiac, which is where the character is introduced and will give you more of a sense of what he’s all about.

This limited series plays into the larger Dark Reign meta-narrative but can also be read on its own.

Moon Knight page by Alessandro Cappuccio.
Moon Knight page by Alessandro Cappuccio.

Reading order

Below is the recommended reading order for Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappuccio’s Moon Knight run as it stands so far. As mentioned up the top, this run is still going, so I will add new issues over the time. Those who refer to read this run in trade paperback should check out the Collected Edition section below.

Avengers (2018 series) #45

Note: Avengers (2018 series) #45 is a tie-in issue to the King in Black comic book event. However, the Moon Knight creative team have a back-up story in it that tease their run. Totally optional.

Moon Knight (2021 series) #1

Moon Knight (2021 series) #2

Moon Knight (2021 series) #3

Moon Knight (2021 series) #4

Moon Knight (2021 series) #5

Moon Knight (2021 series) #6

Moon Knight (2021 series) #7

Devil’s Reign: Moon Knight #1

Moon Knight (2021 series) #8

Note: Devil’s Reign: Moon Knight #1 and Moon Knight (2021 series) #8 are both tie-ins to the Daredevil-centric Devil’s Reign comic book event. Both can be read without reading Devil’s Reign. You’ll be able to follow the story just fine.

Moon Knight (2021 series) #9

Moon Knight (2021 series) #10

Moon Knight (2021 series) #11

Moon Knight (2021 series) #12

Moon Knight (2021 series) #13

Moon Knight (2021 series) #14

Moon Knight (2021 series) #15

Moon Knight (2021 series) #16

Moon Knight Annual (2022) #1

Note: Moon Knight Annual (2022) #1 features Jack Russell of Werewolf by Night fame.

Moon Knight (2021 series) #17

Moon Knight (2021 series) #18

Moon Knight (2021 series) #19

Moon Knight (2021 series) #20

Note: Moon Knight (2021 series) #20 also includes a Blade back-up story by Danny Lore and Ray-Anthony Height.

Moon Knight (2021 series) #21

Moon Knight (2021 series) #22

Moon Knight (2021 series) #23

Note: Moon Knight (2021 series) #23 guest-stars Venom.

Moon Knight (2021 series) #24

Moon Knight (2021 series) #25

Moon Knight Annual (2023) #1

Note: Moon Knight Annual (2023) #1 is part of Contest of Chaos, a themed event that ran through a number of annuals. It doesn’t contribute to the larger story Jed MacKay are telling, so it’s up you if you want to read it or not. It’s up to you if you want to read it.

Moon Knight (2021 series) #26

Moon Knight (2021 series) #27

Moon Knight (2021 series) #28

Moon Knight (2021 series) #29

Moon Knight (2021 series) #30

Note: Moon Knight (2021 series) ends with issue #30 and is relaunched with the core creative team of Jed MacKay and Alessandro Cappuccio.

Vengeance of the Moon Knight (2024 series) #1

Vengeance of the Moon Knight (2024 series) #2

Vengeance of the Moon Knight (2024 series) #3

Vengeance of the Moon Knight (2024 series) #4

Vengeance of the Moon Knight (2024 series) #5

Vengeance of the Moon Knight (2024 series) #6 onwards

Moon Knight Volume 1: The Midnight Mission cover Steve McNiven.
Moon Knight Volume 1: The Midnight Mission cover Steve McNiven.

Collected editions

Prefer reading Moon Knight in a collected format? These are the collections you’ll need to track down.

Moon Knight Volume 1: The Midnight Mission
Collects: Moon Knight (2021 series) #1-6

Moon Knight Volume 2: Too Tough To Die
Collects: Moon Knight (2021 series) #7-12 and Devil’s Reign: Moon Knight

Moon Knight Volume 3: Halfway To Sanity
Collects: Moon Knight (2021 series) #13-18 and Moon Knight Annual (2022) #1

Moon Knight Volume 4: Road To Ruin
Collects: Moon Knight (2021 series) #19-24

Moon Knight Volume 5: The Last Days of Moon Knight
Collects: Moon Knight (2021 series) #25-30

The first 30 issues (plus supplemental issues) have been collected in omnibus too. This will be published in October 2024.

Moon Knight by Jed MacKay Omnibus
Collects: Moon Knight (2021) #1-30, Devil’s Reign: Moon Knight, Moon Knight Annual (2022) #1, and material from Moon Knight Annual (2023) #1 and Avengers (2018) #45

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  • Have not read any of Moon Knight. Just got the Midnight Mission trade so im looking forward to jumping in and exploring the character!

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