A Lil Positivity: Marvel’s Smartest Superhero Is A 9-Year-Old Black Girl

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A lil positivity…

Lunella Lafayette Named The Smartest Superhero In The Marvel Universe

During San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel made an exciting announcement about the introduction of Moon Girl a.k.a. Lunella Lafayette who’s the smartest superhero in the Marvel universe.

Teen VOGUE reports:

Lunella is the main character in the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur comics, which is a remake of Devil Dinosaur, a classic graphic novel that follows a T-Rex that is magically transported to modern day NYC.

In the new version, Lunella replaces the original hero, Moon Boy, and she eventually teams up with the monstrous dino. Part of what makes Lunella so smart is the fact that she carries an “inhuman gene,” and she also is a skillful engineer.

BuzzFeed spoke to Marvel senior editor Mark Paniccia about what’s in store for Lunella in the upcoming issues of the series.

Mark said that, “In the third arc of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Lunella faces an impossible half-dozen science-challenges that might not only prove her smarts, but also save the world.”

This is awesome news, representation matters!

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