Marvel’s Newest Superhero is an Awesome Black Girl

Meet Lunella Lafayette, a “female Inspector Gadget” with “unpredictable alien DNA,” who is also Marvel's newest super hero.

Marvel is reimagining a short-lived 1978 comic, "Devil Dinosaur," with a black girl as the protagonist. "Devil Dinosaur" was originally about a Tyrannosaurus rex and his friend, Moon-Boy. In the new comic, Lunella Lafayette will be joining the dinosaur in New York City as moon girl.
Natacha Bustos, the artist behind Moon Girl, told Entertainment Weekly
“For decades now, we have seen more independent publishers taking a gamble on diversification, but always within the underground scene. It’s really important that the mainstream throws up new references like these, and it’s an honor to be a part of that change that Marvel is bringing to the comic book creative landscape. A greater number of readers are looking for characters they can identify with, and above all, with the aim that any reader, whatever their background or lifestyle, is capable of transcending their own identities to see themselves in a mirror of entertainment for 20 or 30 minutes without any difference.”

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will launch this fall.
Photo: MARVEL, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur