A new volume of Marvel Comics’ Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur is in the works, and Nigerian American author Jordan Ifueko is writing it. The news of Ifueko’s authorship was announced at the Marvel Comics’ Next Big Thing panel at the 2022 Comic-Con International: San Diego. Alba Glez is the illustrator, with Ken Lashley designing the cover.
The first issue in the series is set for December 7 before the launch of the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series on Disney Plus.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is a remake of Marvel Comics’ Moon-boy and Devil Dinosaur. It tells the story of Lunella, “a gifted young girl who accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York.” Ifueko refers to Lunella as a “superpowered Black girl” in her announcement on Instagram. Devil Dinosaur is a red Tyrannosaurus and companion of Moon Girl. The series captures the adventures of the two unlikely pair.
- Ifueko is a Nigerian-America writer of Yoruba and Edo descent. She writes fantasy. Her most well-known work is the fantasy novel Raybearer and the follow up title Redemptor. Both titles were NYT bestsellers and nominated for notable awards.
Congrats to Ifueko!
Stay tuned for more details.