Author: Brandon Montclare
Artist: Natacha Bustos
Colors: Tamra Bonvillain
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur 32-36
I read Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 6 as single issues through the Marvel Unlimited App.
Lunella Lafayette is the smartest person on Earth, but that doesn’t seem to stop her from getting into all sorts of trouble. On the contrary, it certainly seems to lead her directly towards trouble, again and again.
Okay, sometimes the trouble simply finds her. As is the case for the plots within Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 6. There are two major plots here, one significantly longer than the other.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur has always been the perfect read when I’m looking for something a little bit lighter. Lunella is adorable, but she’s also brilliant and determined. As such, she’s a girl after my own heart. But I’ve been negligent in reading her series as of late (too much to read). Thankfully, all the talk about her character inspired me to work a bit harder at getting caught up with her story.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 6 was another fun and quirky read. Here Lunella had to face off against two completely different villains, all while dealing with Devil Dinosaur and her unique Inhuman problems.
I’ll confess that this volume was not my favorite of her series. Though it is still worth reading. That being said, I do think this volume is perfect for a slightly younger audience. Especially given the messages within (the first being a very strong anti-smoking warning).
The second plot revolves around the one and only Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin. To say it was shocking to see him appear in Moon Girl would be the understatement of the century. More surprising was the appearance of Kingpin’s adopted daughter, Princess. And yes, you did read that correctly.
Normally I’d roll my eyes and move on after an introduction of what is surely a temporary secondary character. But I have to admit that they did a good job introducing Princess’ character. Even her backstory fits in well with what we know of Fisk, while still being subtle enough to fly over the heads of the younger audience reading the series. So that was all quite clever.
I’m curious to see more about Moon Girl and her continuing issues with keeping her mind inside her body (as opposed to being sent off into Devil Dinosaur). It feels like this volume spent a lot of time building up that subplot. And thus I can only assume it’s going to become more and more vital as time goes on.
While this wasn’t my favorite of the series, I will admit that I was still charmed by Moon Girl and her Devil Dinosaur. There’s such a cute and dynamic pairing. I’m looking forward to seeing what they get up to next. And who the next cameo will be.