Marvel has a new superhero coming this fall, and her name is Lunella Lafayette. In the brand new comic “Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur,” Luna is a pre-teen super genius who discovers Kree technology that unlocks a door to the prehistoric past and changes her life forever.
Enter Devil Dinosaur, Luna’s new companion. He’s not the only thing that comes through the doorway, though. An ancient tribe called the Killer-Folk also slip from the past into the Marvel Universe with the sole mission of taking the Kree technology for themselves.
The comic is part of an all-new, all different Marvel initiative. Not only is Lunella a pre-teen, but she’s a female superhero of color, adding more diversity to Marvel’s hero lineup. Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclaire and Natacha Bustos created the series.
“Lunella is a little genius with grand plans on going to big schools, but she’s got an Inhuman gene, unpredictable alien DNA inside that – once triggered – could take her life in a wildly different direction. She’s determined to control that change,” says series editor Mark Paniccia. “She’s going to need to grow up really fast to survive in the new Marvel Universe … luckily she will have Devil Dinosaur at her side.”
Several Marvel properties have featured the Kree, the creators of the technology that opens Lunella’s door to the past, since they first appeared in “Fantastic Four” #65 in 1967. The Kree played a large part in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film and the Infinity Stones story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As “Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur” haven’t released their first issue yet, there’s no saying that she will be wrapped into the MCU. Regardless, she is playing in the same universe as Iron Man, The Avengers and the like — which is pretty awesome for a pre-teen and her dinosaur best friend.
“Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur” launches in comic shops and digital devices in November 2015.