Thoughts about #1.
Last issue saw Devil Dinosaur (not to mention some Killer Folk that killed his friend Moon Boy) transported to modern day New York where they meet Lunella, a brilliant teenage girl who ends up in the middle of something she’s totally unprepared for. Still, she’s got a friend in Devil Dinosaur who seems to want to protect her rather than eat her as a big red dinosaur should be doing.
One of the things I love about this comic is it’s simplicity so that even though I don’t give a single toss about the greater Marvel Universe, I get exactly what’s going on thanks to these panels.
There’s your synopsis. Simple, easy and accessible like mainstream superhero comics should be. Of course if your interest is piqued by the Inhuman stuff you can chip off and explore that elsewhere but here it’s all about a girl and her dinosaur.
I think the thing I like most about Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is it’s overwhelming good nature. It’s light, joyful and fun. It doesn’t take itself seriously but has enough threat in the story to propel the drama, but in reality this is about a teenage girl coming to grips with having no friends, not to mention a possible life threatening condition.
It’s an example of telling a fun engaging story in a light way while having something more substantial behind it while still being aimed at younger readers. Basically what Marvel Comics once did a long, long time ago. Basically this is a delight. I never thought I’d say that about a Marvel Comic ever again….