The Kree-m of the CropWritten by: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder
Art by: Natacha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain and Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 24, 2016
When we started doing Marvel monday reviews, I thought that I'd fall in love with all the "big
books". You know, the Spider-Man, X-Men and Daredevils of the Marvel line. Little did I know that I'd actually fall in love with a bunch of the smaller, quirky titles like this one, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur! Seriously, 3 months ago I probably would have guessed that Moon Girl was some sort of werewolf and Devil Dinosaur...well, I would have at least thought he had horns or something. I'm glad I am not correct because this story of a reluctant Inhuman girl and her Dinosaur buddy is one of my favorite books to read and review and the recent addition of Kid Kree makes it all the better. With all that said, does the guest appearance of Ms. Marvel make it even better? I can't see how it couldn't, but here is my review...
This issue picks up right where last issue left off...Ms. Marvel has both Kid Kree and Lunella in her giant grip and she's telling them to...get a grip! Of course, Kid Kree is not taking any of this lightly, but I loved seeing Ms. Marvel give him the business as much as Lunella seemed to. Them instead of helping with the saving a cleanup, Me-Varr blasts into the sky leaving Ms. Marvel rubbing her head and Moon Girl giving him a rather offensive gesture.
We then head off to Nova Hala IV where Kid Kree's parents are finally wondering where he is. His mom's concern feels genuine, but his father is just going through the motions to get his wife off his back. I know how that game goes, let me tell ya.
His quick investigation of Mal-Var's browsing history shows his father where he has gone and what he is up to and thankfully nothing more. I'll give the little guy credit for that at least. A team is put together and they are off to bring Kid Kree home and also bring Moon Girl to justice. Remember, Inhumans are to Kree what Twizzlers are to this reviewer. They must be eliminated!!!
Back on Earth, we find out why Ms. Marvel showed up when she did and the reason made me smile. Amadeus Cho told all the heroes to look out for Moon Girl because she has heart and potential. Awwww. After not really finding out anything about Lunella, Ms. Marvel gives her an old Avengers communicator to her (for emergencies) and she goes all fangirl and it was so adorable.
The book picks up a few weeks later in class where "Marvin" is up to something and trying his hardest to be friends with Lunella. I actually felt bad when she yelled at him and stormed off. Sure, he probably is up to no good, but maybe he's learned the err of his ways. The issue continues by showing it just might be the later which put a big, old smile on my face. Plus, he is looking to help Moon Girl with her Inhuman "situation".
The issue ends with Lunella all stressed out about everything in her life (but mainly ruining it with Ms. Marvel) and then getting a visit from the one person she never wants to see. He has come with some important information, but something tells me things will be interrupted before anything comes from it just yet.
This was a setup issue, but I did like what was set up. I am actually a big fan of Kid Kree and seeing some character development on his part was fantastic. Plus, the information he has is bound to create the team up against the Kree real soon and that sounds awesome.
The art by Natacha Bustos is also awesome and one of the main reasons I've fallen in love with this book and it's characters. It's cartoony goodness and Moon Girl, Kid Kree and even Devil Dinosaur are so cute, I want to just hug them all.
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I love this book so much that even a setup issue gets high marks from me. Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder keep giving us more character development the more of know of every character in this book, the more I fall in love with them. If you are looking for a great all-ages book with a spunky and intelligent lead, look no further. Plus, it's got a dinosaur and who doesn't love that?!?