Why You'll Like It: Genius & Clever Heroine. Black Girl Magic. DINOSAURS!
Lunella! Lunella! Lunella! AHHHH! She's clever and bright with a deep love for science and is pursuing an extracurricular project to get answers about her status as a Inhuman. Her start with Devil Dinosaur was awesome and I was not sure how she will hide a T-Rex in Manhattan, but I am hooked and along for the ride!
In subsequent issues, you do find out how she manages to hide a T-Rex in New York and IT IS ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUS. I love the fact that Devil Dinosaur and Lunella team up to save her school. I just want to squish everyone together in a big hug! The lighthearted feel of the comic is expressed through the bold colorful art. I am wondering how her story arc will go and if any other Inhumans or Marvel superheroes will make an appearance. A reader can dream!
Last year, I recommended Princeless vol 1 by Jeremy Whitley. I talked about how much I loved the Princeless comic and seeing myself reflected as a fantasy heroine. I grew up reading various comic side characters: Storm, Amanda Waller, and Misty Knight, but I cannot recall EVER reading a single black girl lead comic character. Published by a mainstream comic brand.
There's something awesome about seeing a heroine that looks like you. It's so important. Whether it is young girl who hair issues, which I could relate to or a brainy girl who is just trying to figure out how she will survive school and if she can just be normal.
In the future, I am hoping that we will have many more comic runs with diverse black girl leads to choose from!
Any time diverse titles hit the market, I make it a goal to support them. If you get comic subscriptions support these titles! When they come out as volumes, purchase them for your library collections. It helps in support of telling publishers that people want to read diverse books.