Did you read comic books? I absolutely loved comic books but having a diverse collection to choose from was not around when I was a teenager.
These days things are a bit different. What if you could read amazing stories about a pre teen girl called Lunelle Lafayette who happened to have a T-Rex best friend?
Comic Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is just that, and a re-imagination of of a 1978 comic book that did not do well at that time.
This time around Lunella, our Moon girl, who has so extra special abilities is set in NYC and she can be seen battling various obstacles and solving problems in the city that never sleeps. The creator of Moon Girl gave some insight on how she felt about the project, appreciating its cultural diversity:
“It’s great to be a part of the creation of something which can mean something special to so many people,” she said.
“I myself have come up against this dilemma (I’m half Afro-Brazilian and half Chilean besides being Spanish) of finding few or no cultural references, especially in Spain, a country where there is isn’t any community comparable to the African American community in the states.”
“It’s really important that the mainstream throws up new references like these and it’s an honor to be a part of that change that Marvel is bringing to the comic book creative landscape,” she continued.
We couldn’t agree more, when you have cultural references that all kids can identify with you give them a well rounded perspective.
We have seen Marvel take some pretty huge leaps with diversity in the movies and seen great success doing it and as such we think the comic book series should do really well. I for one cannot wait to get my hands on one.
Comment below and let us know if you ever read comic books as a child and what was your favorite one?