This issue focuses on an NYPD police officer who is jealous of the fact that Moon Knight gets preferential treatment from the police force (in his opinion), while he is ignored and left without recognition for the work he believes that he puts in.
This leads him to an obsession with killing Moon Knight and taking his place. The issue follows his tale as he steals evidence, tracks down past accomplices of Moon Knight and ultimately becomes a masked villain in order to draw Moon Knight out in the open and take his place.
This issue contains more dialogue and narration than the previous five issues of Ellis's run, but is equally as well-crafted as any of them. Shalvey's art is spectacular once again, though this narrative didn't leave as much space for creative layout and story telling as the previous issues due to it largely following the civilian antagonist instead of the book's main character. As a final installment in Ellis and Shalvey's run, this is a fitting swan song for a great, but brief, run on a character that isn't often handled well. I will miss this creative team quite a bit.
The silver lining to this team leaving though is two fold. One, colorist Jordie Bellaire will be staying on the book, and two, the incoming writer is none other than the more-than-capable Brian Wood. Wood's current title 'The Massive' over at Darkhorse has been among my favorite books on the rack for the last two years, so I'm excited to see what he has in store for Moon Knight starting next month.
The art of incoming artist Greg Smallwood doesn't suit my taste in the same way that Declan Shalvey's does, but I still have a positive outlook on this title going forward. It has been almost two decades since I have enjoyed this character this much, and I hope that Wood and Smallwood can continue to deliver on a character that deserves to have a high-quality title like this one has been so far.