As those of you who know me on Facebook (or even in real life) are aware, 2 1/2 years ago I adopted a 9 year old dog named Spike. Spike is a red Australian Cattle Dog and most definitely the boss of me. He disapproves of most things that I do, but loves me anyway. As I read Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: BFF, I felt very strongly that I was reading Spike’s relationship goals for us. He would really like to be able to pick me up and carry me around.
I have been reading some really amazing comics and graphic novels in the past year, and I have to say that Moon Girl delighted the hell out of me. I am not at all familiar with the adventures of Moon Boy and Devil dinosaur, but I don’t think that lack of knowledge hindered my enjoyment.
Lunella Lafayette, Moon Girl, is a super smart kid in a world not made for super smart kids. She loves science, but hates science class. She is darling without being cute because she does not want to compromise who she is for who everyone else wants her to be, and she is searching for a cure for her Inhuman gene. Devil Dinosaur, the Nightstone, and the Killer People rampage into her life. Initially, she doesn’t like Devil Dinosaur, but he endears himself to her pretty quickly. They battle the Killer People, search for the Nightstone, and have an altercation with the Hulk. They save each other and protect each other. BFF ends on a cliffhanger, and I can’t wait to read what happens next.
I am not joking when I say this is Spike’s greatest desire – to be able to pick me up and move me to where he wants me to stay.