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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Jumps into Reality

Look through an exclusive gallery of the new photography covers!

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New issues of MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR are set to introduce Lunella Lafayette to the real world!

For the covers of issues #32-#36, series artist Natacha Bustos has teamed up with photographers Rachel Orlow and Judy Stephens for a mixed media approach to comics. Illustrating over photos of a few New York City locales (including Marvel HQ!), the artist brings an entirely new flavor to the covers of Brandon Montclare and Bustos’ MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR.

“The next arc of MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, titled ‘Save Our School,’ is shaping up to be our biggest yet—with ramifications for the larger Marvel Universe as well,” says series editor Chris Robinson. “We wanted to signify Lunella’s expansion into this larger world by dropping her into the real world with these incredible photo covers!”

Flip through a few of the covers—as well as the unedited photos they’re based on—right here!

“In the beginning, I worked with some photos from my last visit to New York and started sketching basic ideas for the cover to let the team see the idea,” explains Bustos. “From then on, the brainstorming was continuous, especially on Chris’s side, who came up with great concepts to introduce the new characters—like Princess, who will have a very relevant role in the plot, or the not-so-new Wrecking Crew. The process of creating each cover ended up being very collaborative.”

Marvel Vice President & Creative Executive of New Media Ryan Penagos—an unassuming figure on the cover of issue #33—says, “When Chris approached me for the cover I feigned shyness, batted my eyelashes, and said yes. When he told me it was for MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, I probably made a slightly uncomfortable noise of delight because Devil Dinosaur is one of my favorites and the Moon Girl series has been so good. And, ultimately, I’m just happy they didn’t edit out my mustache.”

And on the image she snapped of Ryan, photographer Judy Stephens says, “I thought about editing out the mustache, but decided against it at the last minute. Ryan, you’re welcome.”

“More and more people are becoming fans of MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, and we believe that we should strive to offer them an increasingly fresh and surprising comic,” summarizes Bustos, “It’s been an exciting challenge to bring these covers to life!”

Catch the photography covers of MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, by writer Brandon Montclare and artist Natacha Bustos, starting this summer!