So I ReadToday… Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #1 to #6 (Marvel…

So I Read
Today… Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #1 to #6
(Marvel Comics // 2016)

is really nice to pick the odd book by accident. That’s what happened when this
one feel on my lap a few days ago. For some time Marvel Comics has been trying
really hard to put out the most diverse line of book within continuity. Some of
them aimed at the longtime fans, some others aimed at kids. Moon Girl &
Devil Dinosaur falls in the second category, not because it’s a naïve book but
because if one of those few examples of empowerment that comes from good storytelling
with the right kind of art. The first issue opens with the passing of the
mantle. In the modern world little genius Lunella Lafayette is struggling at
school because she has a brain that takes her above and beyond the capabilities
of his fellow students and teachers, while most of them are happy to receive
basic education she’s researching science she can only comprehend and preparing
herself to face Terragenesis since she has known for some time she’s prone to
be affected by the mists and become an Inhuman. Back in the past, original Jack
Kirby creation Moon Boy and Devil Dinosaur are searching for the Nightstone, a Kree
device of worship to the Small Folk but searched by the Killer Folk for their
own primitive means. They caught Moon Boy and Devil Dinosaur separated and beat
him to death while a portal to modern times is opened and Devil Dinosaur chases
the Killer Folk to the present. When Lunella and the Dino find each other, hilarity
ensues as we have six issues of a fierce strong girl who feels misunderstood by
every single being that surrounds her with a huge demonic dinosaur at her

There are
no one-dimensional characters in this book. The main antagonists, The Killer
Folk take it up to themselves to bully their way into Yanci Street beating the world
famous Yanci Street gang within an inch of their lives (breaking a longstanding
tradition at Marvel set in the long missed Fantastic Four of having these guys
heard not seen) As far as main characters go Lunella is very relatable to kids from
6 to 12 years old. She has folks that really love her but whom she struggles with
to communicate even in her best days. Of course as it’s expected she believes
herself entitled to some stuff that adults see as dangerous or non-permissive
and while she tries to make her point understood even The Totally Awesome Hulk
can’t quite grasp with what he’s dealing when he comes “to the rescue” at
Lunella’s school. The interactions with devil Dinosaur are quite funny since he
behaves like a puppy around her. The strong point of this story is this little
girl trying to fix her own mess by getting back her new friend and finding the Nightstone
since she believes is the key to help her avoid becoming a freak after
Terrigenesis affects her. By the time our story ends all her efforts are almost
for naught since what she has been trying so hard to avoid catches up with her
in an instant. Does she gets off easy of this experience?  I guess I’ll have to keep reading to find out.
The book is very easy on the eyes and a good read if you have a kid that you
want to introduce into comics. It’s masterfully written by Brandon Montclare
and Amy Reeder with colorful art by Natacha Bustos and Tamra Bonvillain.

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