Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #7
Writers: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
Artist: Marco Failla
Colourist: Tamra Bonvillain
Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham
Editors: Mark Paniccia & Emily Shaw
A review by Amelia Wellman
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #7 picks up where the last issue ended. Lunella Lafayette was engulfed in a terrigen mist and sealed up in a cocoon, undergoing a genetic change and sure to emerge as an inhuman. Devil Dinosaur, concerned for his friend, takes her cocoon and hides away with it in Lunella’s underground lab. When she hatches days later, she’s shocked to discover that there doesn’t seem to be a single thing different about her. Her diagnosis might change before the end of the issue though when a new kid appears and really ticks her off.
The ‘BFF’ storyline has finished up and this one opens with the established crime-fighting duo of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur kicking some minor criminal butt by night, and living as normally as they can by day. As happens with most new storyline issues, there’s quite a bit of space dedicated to catching readers (both old and new) up in the story and setting up the next story that will be covered. While issue seven was a little slow getting going, it did introduce a new character that will be very important to Lunella’s story and it ended on a note that has me eagerly awaiting issue eight!
The art of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #7 has been passed from Natacha Bustos to Marco Failla. There’s been no appreciable difference (at least none that I noticed right away) and issue seven remains as colourful, cartoony, expressive, and is as much a joy to look at as its proceeding issues. One full page spread did have me a bit confused as to how the action travelled across it, but it didn’t hinder the story’s progression and is probably only noticeable to digital copy readers.
Buy it! Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is a wonderful comic, geared towards a younger audience, which shows diversity, is centred on science, and stars a little girl that is her own hero despite her limitations. There are lessons that are important for both kids and adults, so there’s really no reason not to be reading Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur!