After close to a year of anticipation, the debut issue of Injection feels more like writer Warren Ellis’s Trees then the creative teams Moon Knight, with an incredibly measured introduction that’s heavy on build up but light in almost everything else. As much as can be gleamed from the first issue, Injection seems to be about a group of scientist reeling from the past trauma of a shared experience in different states and places at the time of the story. I say seems to because there is so little to go on that it’s hard to even come up with a basic synopsis of the story in terms of actual plot content. Mostly, Injection is a series of conversations and to their credit, the team makes the conversation intriguing and engaging, you can almost understand a sense of who these people are and what this book is about from that but it’s never very clear. This is basically the polar opposite of the teams Moon Knight run, which was hyper compressed and deliberate from the opening panel going forward. It’s nearly impossible to come away from Injection without a jarring feeling if you had any expectation at all based on the teams past work. And that’s fine, I wouldn’t expect Ellis, Shalvey & Bellaire to get together again just to make Moon Knight at Image comics but the reversal in style and tone is probably the most pronounced aspect of the book for better or worst. That’s a long way of saying in sum total that this comic isn’t Moon Knight, but moreover, it isn’t really anything. The team has earned my trust and patience that it will shape into something as the series evolves and what little we do see hints at some potential but as of now, the book itself is almost as much a mystery after reading it’s content as before I knew anything. Take from that what you will, just don’t expect to take very much.