Marvel’s “Freaky Friday” continues as Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder Hadley call in the X-Men in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17!
Title: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder Hadley
Art Team: Natacha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain, Amy Reeder Hadley, Travis Lanham
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: March 22, 2017
Solicitation: Storm and her extraordinary X-Men come to Yancy Street – hope they survive the experience! Lunella Lafayette, a.k.a. Moon Girl, is finally getting the attention she deserves as the smartest in the world… but not all of it’s good, especially when it comes from Victor Von Doom!
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17 Review
Normally, I am not a fan of the Moon Girl comic, but I wanted to give issue #17 a try for one reason alone – it guest stars the X-Men.
For those not familiar, Moon Girl, AKA Lunella Lafayette, is an Inhuman with the power to switch consciousnesses with Devil Dinosaur; it’s the Freaky Friday of the Marvel Universe!
Lunella has a genius level intellect and has been said to be the smartest person in the Marvel U. Also, she is an inventor on the level of Forge, although most of her inventions look like they came from Data of the Goonies.
In Issue #17, The X-men and Moon Girl travel to one of Forge’s abandoned hideouts (in a record store in a mall of all places) to find an older, duplicate version of Cerebro – which Forge is going to give to Moon Girl. Moon Girl’s trying to track down Dr. Doom and wants to combine her Omni-Wave Projector with Cerebro to track him down.
After combining the two, she accidentally transfers the X-Men back to the 80’s. Not only have they been transported in time, but their costumes and overall looks also change to that of the time period, with Wolverine in his brown costume and Storm in leather and a mohawk.
Verdict: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17
As an X-Man fan, then this will be a treat for you. Its a fun blast from the past with a little nostalgia. But, as a series, I have yet to be sold on it.