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Marvel Unveils Prehistoric Fun for Everyone with “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur”

Following recent and well-received announcements of Hercules and Black Knight ongoing series post-Secret Wars, Marvel revealed yet another title up its creative sleeve, this time geared toward an all-ages audience: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Slated for a November release, the ancient past and the modern day collide when girl genius Lunella Lafayette has an up-close encounter with the Marvel Universe’s resident red-skinned terrible lizard. And it’s the friendship of a lifetime!

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will be helmed by writers Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare with artist Natacha Bustos, each bringing their distinctive style and vision to what will no doubt be a heartwarming tale. According to the press release, the philanthropic-minded Lunella constructs a temporal gateway from Kree technology, opening a portal into prehistory that brings Devil Dinosaur into her own time—along with a savage tribe of marauders called the Killer-Folk, determined to hijack the alien tech for their own malicious ends. All the while Lunella must also contend with, and attempt to unravel the mystery of, her unpredictable Inhuman DNA.

As a semi-obscure character, many readers might not be familiar with the exploits of Devil Dinosaur, but simply put, he—alongside his pre-human companion, Moon Boy—was the brainchild of artistic legend Jack “The King of Comics” Kirby in 1978. Though the series lasted only nine issues, Devil Dinosaur wielded a bizarre charm that left an impression on many future writers and artists, incorporating him into their own stories on occasion.

Be sure to check out Devil Dinosaur by Jack Kirby: The Complete Collection!