Marvel is adding more diversity to its comic selection. They have a new comic coming out this fall titled Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.
Moon Girl will be Marvel’s latest superhero who’s real name is Lunella Lafayette. She’s friends with a 30 foot dinosaur.
Marvel’s effort to encourage diversity on its pages is still going strong. Entertainment Weekly reports that the comics company now plans on launching a new title this fall that doesn’t star an already popular white superhero. Titled Moon-Girl and Devil Dinosaur, the series will feature the adventures of pre-teen genius Lunella Lafayette and friend that happens to be a 30-foot dinosaur.
The concept for Moon-Girl and Devil Dinosaur actually draws from the short-lived Devil Dinosaur comic, penned by Jack Kirby in 1978. The original series followed the exploits of the super-intelligent Devil Dinosaur and his caveman pal Moon-Boy on Dinosaur World, a parallel Earth where dinosaurs roamed the planet. The new comic, helmed by writers Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, artist Natacha Bustos, and editors Mark Paniccia and Emily Shaw, takes the title and concept and updates it for modern-day New York City — though there may be a handful of references to the original series along the way.
Check out more information about Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur at Entertainment Weekly.