- Camila María Concepcíon, trans activist and Netflix writer, dies at 28 Thursday 5:46 PM
- Chrissy Teigen calls out fan who made weird comment about her daughter’s feet Thursday 4:57 PM
- TikTok’s ‘clean queen’ says videos are helping her figure out ‘adulting’ Thursday 4:12 PM
- Clearview clients include ICE, Macy’s, Best Buy, leaked data reveals Thursday 4:08 PM
- Women are clamoring to get their photos on a Twitter feed of ‘hot mugshots’ Thursday 4:06 PM
- ‘Love Is Blind’ finale: Somehow, real love emerged from this dystopian setting Thursday 3:57 PM
- Creator of ‘Say So’ TikTok dance appears in Doja Cat music video Thursday 3:51 PM
- Is TikTok’s algorithm actually pretty racist? Thursday 3:45 PM
- Fans freaking out over ‘Say My Name’ horror remix featured in Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Thursday 3:33 PM
- CDC graphic warns most facial hair isn’t compatible with coronavirus protection measures Thursday 1:31 PM
- Tutoring website refuses to take down ad sexualizing Asian women Thursday 1:24 PM
- MSNBC pundit loses air time after saying Sanders staffers are ‘island of misfit Black girls’ Thursday 12:36 PM
- Court says YouTube isn’t subject to First Amendment scrutiny Thursday 11:06 AM
- Russian models are Instagramming life in Wuhan Thursday 11:00 AM
- Hilary Duff suggests ‘Lizzie McGuire’ revival was halted over adult storylines Thursday 10:37 AM
Marvel’s new ‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ is everything you love
Marvel is apparently just taking its new comic concepts from a Venn Diagram marked ‘cool stuff.’
The new series is a reboot of a short-lived creation from the ’70s by legendary comics artist Jack Kirby. Kirby’s Devil Dino and his companion Moon Boy first appeared in 1978’s Devil Dinosaur:
Kirby’s dinosaur has stayed popular over the years, most recently appearing in Planet Hulk:
Though he looks like a big, ferocious red tyrannosaur, as you can see, he’s really just a big kitten.
The new series replaces Devil Dino’s sidekick Moon Boy with Moon Girl, a black girl named Lunella Lafeyette who’s described as a “pre-teen super-genius.”
The series creative team includes writers Amy Reeder (Batwoman) and Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl), and artist Natacha Bustos. Montclare told Entertainment Weekly in the preview that the juxtaposition of a precocious young girl with an ancient terrifying dino will make for interesting storylines:
“What’s really cool is to be able to put a Tyrannosaurus Rex in modern day New York City and also juxtapose with a little girl,” Montclare said. “You’re going to have a 30-foot dinosaur interacting with a three-and-a-half tall girl…I can’t think of any other book that’s kind of like that, where you have these kind of crazy things that are going to be very different to work on. But if everyone can pull it off, it’s going to be a unique type of storytelling.”
Reeder also described Lunella as “a female Inspector Gadget—only this time, she also knows what she’s doing.”
Sign us up for this.
Marvel fans immediately went crazy for the concept. “Who told Marvel to do a comic series about middle school me??” wrote Tumblr user nostalgiacloud. “This is fantastic.”
The new series will premiere this fall.
Illustration via Marvel
Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.