Released: July 10th 2018
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur 25-30
I read Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur Vol.5 as single issues through the Marvel Unlimited app.
Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur is officially five volumes in (actually, more than that by now) and still going strong. I’ll admit that I was a little hesitant to start reading this volume, what with the major change that happened in the last one. But I ended up being really happy with my decision to continue reading it.
The events in this volume are a lot bigger than I was anticipating. It has a couple cameos that we’re used to seeing, but there are also some major ones that quite frankly I just didn’t see coming. I’ll admit it was a little less intense and nerve wracking than it should have been, but there are a couple of good reasons for that.
For one thing, Moon Girl has always been a lighter and more casual read. While they stakes have been high in the past, I always know that Luna will figure things out. I mean, she’s the smartest person on the planet. Plus I just don’t seem them hurting her character, not in any permanent way.
Then there’s the fact that at least one of these characters is different from how we usually see him. I’m talking about (spoiler warning) Galactus. He’s not the big bad he used to be, thanks to the Ultimates. I think we all know that this new version won’t stick, but for now he’s not really a threat to Moon Girl or her city.
I’ve always loved the Ben Grimm keeps making appearances in Moon Girl. Not only is he a really cute…well I was going to call him her mentor, but that isn’t even remotely the right term. Father figure? Not right either, but its closer. What I’m trying to say is that I’ve always liked his presence in her life, and his interest in her success. It never felt creepy, and it always seemed like he sincerely liked her and wanted to see her go places someday.
It’s actually fitting that Ben and Johnny have made their way into Moon Girl’s life. They act like they’re supporting her and everything like that, but the truth is that they’re lost. They desperately miss that piece of their life that’s gone, and I think part of them was hoping that Luna would help them find it again. Even if that ‘finding’ is more metaphorical than literal.
Still, their appearance leads to lots of fighting and a few funny moments, so I’m happy with it. I wouldn’t mind seeing them continue to show up in her series, but I guess I’ll just have to wait and see about that part.
The best part of this volume, without a shadow of a doubt, is the reappearance of Devil Dinosaur. I honestly don’t think the series would have been the same without him. I mean, he’s half the title after all. So now that things are all back to normal, relatively speaking, I’m looking forward to seeing what the next plot will be.