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An Inside Look at the Cover of MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #32

The making of the mixed media cover by Natacha Bustos!

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Few things grab your attention like a comic book cover that looks different from the rest. That was just part of the thinking behind the upcoming cover of MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #32, the beginning of a new arc by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder. Lunella Lafayette and her community are going to be facing a problem that’s very familiar to the real world: the closing of her public school by Mayor Fisk. And a story that has roots in the real world deserves a cover that includes the real world too!

Series editor Chris Robinson let us in on how the Marvel team came up with covers that go beyond just art and put characters in real-life New York City. With the intention of putting out a series that looked “fresh” and different, Robinson worked with the MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR creative team plus cover artist Natacha Bustos and photographers Rachel Orlow and Judy Stephens to combine photography with comic illustration. He noted that the “Save Our School” storyline hits so close to home in New York City — so why not feature the real New York City on the covers? The process included a bit more logistics than a typical cover would, but it resulted in a series of standout covers that join the ranks of other innovative Marvel Comics covers that featured photography.

We gave you a sneak peek at a preview gallery of the mixed media covers — one featuring This Week in Marvel host Ryan Penagos! MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #32 will feature Mayor Fisk and his daughter, new character Princess Fisk, on the cover, looking like they’re ready to cause a hefty amount of trouble for Lunella, DD, and New York City.

Watch the video for a closer look at the process behind the cover!

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #32 will be available on June 27! Be sure to pre-order your copy with your your local comic book store!