Saturday, January 7, 2017

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur by Marvel Comics

Graphic Novel, 160 pages
Release Date: July 5, 2016
Published by: Marve; Comics
Read from: January 6, 2017 
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, #1
Source: Library
For fans of: Inclusive Literature, Comics, Marvel, Superheroes

     LUNELLA LAFAYETTE IS AN INHUMAN PRETEEN GENIUS WHO WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD!
     That job would be a lot easier if she wasn't living in mortal fear of her latent Inhuman gene. There's no telling what she'll turn into - but Luna's got a plan. All she needs is an Omni-Wave Projector. Easy, right? That is, until a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call...today! Together they're the most Marvelous Team-Up of all - the Inhuman Moon Girl and time-tossed Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD's dinner time? And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with a having a titanic T. Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another - especially when they're the Totally Awesome Hulk! Then there's the fact that everyone's favorite dino didn't journey through time alone. Beware the prehistoric savages known as the Killer-Folk - New York City's deadliest tourists! Can Lunella handle all this turmoil... and keep herself from transforming into an Inhuman monster?
     Collecting MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #1-6.

*MY THOUGHTS*

     As SOON as I saw the cover for this I KNEW I needed to read this one! I mean, lets be for real here.... African American girl who's a genius, she's a "superhero," and she has a DINOSAUR. Fantasy and a smart African American girl. And she's so cute on the cover with her puff balls lol
     Luna doesn't really like school. She's not learning anything and everytime she out smarts the teacher they think she's doing it maliciously. When really, all she is,  is someone who is misunderstood. That is, until a moonstone bring a dinosaur and more people from their time period and chaos ensus. All Luna wanted to do was stop the Terrigan Cloud, but it looks like she'll need to be a bit more careful. 
     Ok, so as much as I liked the diversity in this one, I'm still not sure what I think about it. This one had so much potential, but like many other comics, I feel that her story was lacking more :umph." I needed some more action. But I've found myself saying that about other comics as well, such as Ms. Marvel. Her comic got better each time, but the first one, I just wasn't a fan of. 
     *SPOILER* Also, I'm not sure what the cavemen were or WHY they ended up coming here, but I thought they were hilarious. Everyone was so scared of them, but they weren't really trying to be thugs. They were just trying to blend in and got with the wrong crowd. But anyways, even though I'm not sure on some of these details, it makes me even more excited to wait until the next collection comes out. 
     I've finally leared my lesson and will now only read the first installment of a graphic novel series and then review the second and so forth installments. ALthough I would love to tell you all if the series is worth continuing, I'm tired of saying the same thing every time, like "this was good but could've used more action."


1 comment:

  1. I've seen the cover image for this everywhere and always wondered what it was about. I'm still getting a feel for graphic novels so I might look for this at the library.

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