Monday, April 2, 2018

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #29 Review - Marvel Monday

Getting Fancy on Yancy

Writer: Brandon Montclare
Art: Natasha Bustos
Colorist: Tamra Bonvillian
Release Date: March 28, 2018

Cover Price: $3.99

Well, well, well. By now you will all have heard the news about the return of the Fantastic Four through Marvel's Fresh Start initiative under the stewardship of Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli starting in August. So does this mean we'll be saying goodbye to our friends Messrs Grimm and Storm from this title? Let's see if this issue gives us any clues...

Well, yet again this issue delivers a fun outing for the admission fee. This issue sees Thing, The Human Torch and Moon Girl continue to bond together as a trio to battle a world-destroying threat in the form of Omnipotentis. Again, as with the last issue, they continue to enlist the help of Galactus and their old pal, the chrome dome Silver Surfer.

The highlight of this book remains twofold. Firstly the street level patter our gang have with the inhabitants of Yancy Street. It is just pure fun distilled and is one of my favorite aspects of the book. The second issue is the art, which for me harks back to the glory days of Marvel comics in the Bronze age. The two go hand in hand and this book, at present, is giving readers an old-fashioned style Marvel book, but with a modern twist (or Tweest as Jim would say).

As to the fate of the trio dubbed the Fantastic 3 in the name of this arc, the news of the Fantastic Four comeback has suggested that Ben and Johnny might be departing stage left. Yes, they'll leave behind big boots to be filled, but the end of this issue demonstrated that at least there'll be some Devil Dinosaur shaped feet to fill them. Yes, that's right, old DD has arrived back on the scene just in time to tackle the Omnipotentis problem.

Bits and Pieces:

Okay so this wasn't the most exciting of issues, but we got some fun patter, some great art, a mention of the Cellar Dweller(!) and the return of one of the two titular heroes, so my time wasn't wasted. I'm hoping that the pace picks up next issue with the return of Devil Dinosaur because the action needs to start picking up before this title exhausts all its fine tricks.


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