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review 2018-07-07 22:26
Princess Fisk
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #32 - Natacha Bustos,Brandon Montclare

And yes, her first name is Princess.  

 

She's taking over Lunella's school as Fisk gets way more involved than anyone wants him to with the school system. 

 

This is not going to end well...

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review 2018-07-07 16:53
Another heavy handed issue
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #31 - Ray-Anthony Height,Natacha Bustos,Brandon Montclare

And Marvel CAN do PSAs that aren't, but they have a history of them.  Some of them are incredibly heavy handed - like this issue.   

 

This was fine other than that.   I wish there had been more Devil Dinosaur, but it wasn't horribly out of character, and I was actually interested in the plot.  If they had pulled back, especially when Lunella was talking directly to the audience about why they didn't want to smoke, then it would have been more effectively both narratively and as a PSA in my opinion.  

 

 

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review 2018-07-07 14:05
Awwww!
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #30 - Natacha Bustos,Brandon Montclare

Devil is so adorable: he keeps letting Moon Girl know he's forgiven her, and she still asks for his forgiveness. 

 

Anyway, I liked this storyline, but my favorite is Moon Girl and Devil on their own so I'm glad to see the team's back together and that they told The Thing and The Human Torch to find Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman, because it lets them be alone. 

 

I also think this issue starts to kick off the return of the Fantastic Four as a complete team.

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review 2018-07-07 13:52
Yes, please!
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #29 - Natacha Bustos,Brandon Montclare

So good.   This is what I've been waiting for, even as the Fantastic Four storyline comes to an end. 

 

It's complicated: someone even more powerful than Galactus has come to destroy our universe, with the help of Super Skrull. 

 

Moon Girl has to figure out the fourth in her Fantastic Four, stop more minor incidents, and stop them on top of it all.  Can she do it without finding the fourth member of her team?  

 

Nope.   Glad to see the four together right now, and super stoked about the fourth member's appearance at the end.

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review 2018-04-18 15:52
Just One Damned Thing After Another / Jodi Taylor
Just One Damned Thing After Another - Jodi Taylor

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet.

Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History. Their aim is to observe and document - to try and find the answers to many of History's unanswered questions...and not to die in the process. But one wrong move and History will fight back - to the death. And, as they soon discover - it's not just History they're fighting.

Follow the catastrophe curve from 11th-century London to World War I, and from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria. For wherever Historians go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake....

 

This is the most enjoyable time-travel romp that I’ve ever read! I had great fun following the boisterous and sometimes explosive adventures of Madeleine Maxwell, as she joins the St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research. The book ends up being something that is hard to categorize, although I’m pretty sure that stores will stick it firmly on the Fantasy shelf. But there is mystery, intrigue, romance—you name the genre.

I am always delighted with fiction that includes dinosaurs, so the time travel to the Cretaceous was absolutely perfect for my tastes. As Miss Maxwell says, “You put dinosaurs and people together, you always get screaming.” Apparently she has seen at least one of the Jurassic Park movies!

I chose this as my time travel selection for my 2018 PopSugar challenge, but I will definitely be continuing on with the series. I love the patchwork of genres, the British sense of humour, and the adventure.

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