Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur remains one of the most under-the-radar comics coming out of Marvel.
- After its debut arc dealt with nobody understanding Lunella, “Cosmic Cooties” puts her in a new position: having to rediscover who she is.
- It also introduces Mel-Varr, a young, misunderstood Kree boy who comes to Earth to capture an Inhuman and prove his worth.
- Mel-Varr serves as foil for Lunella; but where she looks inside to find self-worth, he tries to find his value in others.
- Ennui still colors the book’s tone, but its second arc feels more hopeful in places.
- Failla, Bustos, and Bonvillain’s art remains bright, lively, and imaginative—the world is colorful and exciting, as a child would see it.
If you’re not reading Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (and you’re probably not, statistically), then it’s worth looking into. It’s also a great option as an all-ages book that doesn’t condescend.
- Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 2: Cosmic Cooties (#7-12)
Writers: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder | Artists: Marco Failla (7), Natacha Bustos (8-12) | Colorist: Tamra Bonvillain | Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham | Assistant Editor: Chris Robinson | Editors: Mark Paniccia, Emily Shaw | Covers: Amy Reeder