MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #22
Written by Brandon Montclare
Art by Natacha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain, Travis Lanham
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: August 30, 2017
Sing it with me now, to the tune of “Janie’s Got A Gun”: Ego’s got a kid.
I had to. It was in my head the whole time I read it and I had to get it out. Sorry about that.
SO. Ego’s got a kid, and she’s a moon. She’s a lonely moon, and she wants her friend, Lunella, to stick around. Fill the void of loneliness that she’s always had. Lunella, genius that she is, sets out to fix the problem and every panel of this is just delightful.
Montclare is dialled in with this series, on a killer roll that refuses to stop. Lunella is one of the greatest characters in the Marvel Universe, and this issue shows why. She delightfully talks Illa through the problem of loneliness and then takes on Ego, The Living Planet…with her amazing dinosaur chilling with her the whole time. The dialogue and how this issue unfolds is entertaining from start to finish and the situation “back home” for Lunella is going to be pretty great when it blows up.
Natacha Bustos draws the h*ck out of this comic. Lunella and Devil’s relationship is amazing by her hand, and I may be influenced because I love my big ol’ dog, but she captures the love of a pet in how Devil interacts with Lunella. There is so much expression in her facial work, even where the mighty Ego is in play. There’s really not a lot to Ego as a character but Bustos makes him work and gives him a lot of personality. Tamra Bonvillain’s electric colour work brings it all together and seals the deal, capping off a fantastically crafted issue.
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur is one of the best comics in the industry today. Montclare, Bustos and Bonvillain deliver issues filled with win month after month and I loved every page of this comic. It is the perfect palette cleanser for this dumpster fire of a world we live in and I cannot fully describe how wonderful it is to be able to immerse myself in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’s world every month.
The Verdict: 10/10