From the back blurb:
Lunella Lafayette is an Inhuman preteen genius who wants to change the world! That job would be a lot easier if she wasn’t living in mortal fear of her latent inhuman gene. There’s no telling what she’ll turn into – but Luna’s got a plan. All she needs is an Omni-Wave Projector. Easy, right?
That is, until a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far flung future we call…today! Together they are the most Marvellous Team-Up of all – the Inhuman Moon Girl and time-tossed Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DDs dinner time?
And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with having a titanic T. Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another – especially when they are the Totally Awesome Hulk! Then there’s the fact that everyone’s favourite dino didn’t journey through time alone. Beware the prehistoric savages known as the Killer Folk – New York City’s deadliest tourists! Can Lunella handle all this turmoil…and keep herself from transforming into an Inhuman monster?
To begin this review, I think it’s helpful background to say that my husband is a HUGE fan of everything Jack Kirby. This is not all that unusual, Jack Kirby is an undisputed genius when it comes to comics creating, and while Stan Lee is still alive and gets to gurn his way through obligatory cameos in every single Marvel movie, Kirby’s legacy isn’t always addressed in the same way. Of all the Marvel movies put to screen so far, it’s probably the Thor movies that have incorporated the most of the Kirby aesthetic, and brilliant New Zealand directer Taika Waititi has gone the furthest to fully embrace both the design and sometimes full on nutty plot shenanigans of Kirby on screen, with Thor: Ragnarok. My husband was beyond delighted, that’s for sure.
Now, I don’t really like Kirby’s stuff as much as my husband, possibly because I’m really just not that big a fan of the grand Silver Age of comics (and all the DC stuff with the Fourth World just mainly bores me – although I acknowledge that DC’s Darkseid is a much cooler villain than his obvious Marvel rip-off Thanos, and Big Barda kicks ass, no matter how boring her husband is). One comic of his that just delights me no end, however is the original Devil Dinosaur. The plot is so so, I am just completely taken with the big red dinosaur and his adventures with the clever Moon Boy. That I’m a fan of Devil Dinosaur should not be a surprise to anyone who has seen my avatar in a number of places – it’s that fierce lizard stomping in a very memorable fashion.
So what did I think of this comic? Full review on my blog.