Mind Capsules – Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #7 and Justice League #49

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #7
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #7

Writer – Brandon Montclaire, Amy Reeder
Artist – Marco Failla
Colours – Tamra Bonvillain
Letters – VC’s Travis Lanham

When last we saw Lunella, she had succumbed to the Terrigen Mists – the last thing she wanted to happen in the whole world. It is a good thing then that she has Devil on her side then as he takes her in her cocoon and protects her for the next three days until she hatches, for lack of a better word. There is one slight problem though and that is the fact that she has now been missing for three days and her parents are worried sick, more so now than they were before with all of her antics. You would naturally think that after this, Lunella would be on lockdown, yet despite the lack of abilities or physical changes which also kind of disappoints Lunella, she is still going out at night and fighting crime with her good buddy Devil. It is only with the arrival of a new foe or at least what we have to assume will be a new foe, that Lunella’s powers make themselves known and while they have arrived at a fairly inopportune time, it is quite possibly the most fitting power that she could have. Seven issues in and Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclaire continue to make this book one of the more enjoyable titles that Marvel currently publishes and they do so with simple stories that all can associate with and they write them for all ages. The one thing that you have to wonder at this point though is just how it is that Devil is still free to wander the streets of New York without any of its numerous heroes showing up to put a stop to him. The Hulk has already tried to do so and after the breakout by Lunella, you would think that he at least would show back up to re-capture the big red dinosaur. As it is, it looks like Lunella is going to have her hands full with school, her parents, her new arch-nemesis and figuring out how to use her powers. What is even more intriguing is just how Devil will get accustomed to Lunella’s new powers for as the book leaves off, he seems to be just a little confused and that is not going to be good for anybody. Great writing and fantastic artwork continually make Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur a must-buy.

3.5 out of 5

Justice League #49
Justice League #49

Writer – Geoff Johns
Artist – Jason Fabok
Colours – Brad Anderson
Letters – Rob Leigh

For the moment, the Justice League has been forced to team up with their counterparts from another world – the Crime Syndicate, evil versions of themselves in order to defeat an even greater evil in the form of Mobius. Already having destroyed Darkseid, Mobius looks to destroy the Earth among other things and realizing that they cannot do it alone, the Justice League has come to the point where they must ask for help. There is a myriad of events taking place, for one, Superwoman is about to give birth and whatever comes into this world from her union with Ultraman is not going to be a good thing. Secondly, Lex Luthor has come back from Apokolips with the power of Darkseid, or at least some measure of it including the ability to control the Parademon armies. There are small battles being fought personally by many on both teams and those who have been gifted with greater powers than their own of late are having trouble controlling them. Everything changes though once Grail shows up and Wonder Woman cannot believe her eyes. Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok are only one issue away from wrapping up the very epic Darkseid War and to say that it has been exciting is putting it mildly. The title has had its ups and downs, but this story is its best so far and it is a bit of a shame that it all has to end when Rebirth comes into play. Hopefully when the new writer takes the reins, they will be able to keep up the sense of energy that has been established of late. The action in this book is brutal as first Lex goes up against Mobius and then Superman with neither of them being able to lay a scratch upon the monster whatsoever. It is only with the intervention of Grail and the mysterious being who accompanies her that Mobius falls and the fact that he was not even the main target is enough to make you wonder what it was all for in the first place. Suffice it to say, the League and the Syndicate are in for a heap of trouble when the final issue hits. With Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok at the helm, you know that the big finale is going to be incredible, though whether our heroes all make it out alive is a very good question.

4.5 out of 5

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