Saturday, November 28, 2015

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

   This was one of those nostalgia purchases.

   I was never a huge fan of Devil Dinosaur, but it was one of Jack Kirby's final creations. The series followed the adventures of the apelike Moon Boy, who improbably lived alongside dinosaurs and befriended a red-skinned Tyrannosaurus Rex.

   Like a boy and his dog, they fought against the forces of evil and had great adventures together.

   This new series takes a different approach - it starts with a modern-day girl named Lunella who is very smart - so when she discovers a mysterious Kree artifact, she hopes it will help her get into the school of her dreams.

   Instead, it acts as a bridge through time - bringing some malicious prehistoric threats to modern times - along with a big red defender.

   It's all handled in a lighthearted fashion - and certainly the world of comics can use more kid-friendly work (although there's plenty here for grownups to enjoy, too).

   Kudos to writers Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder and artist Natacha Bustos for crafting an entertaining revival for the "other" DD - and creating a fun new character at the same time.

Grade: A-


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