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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 3: The Smartest There Is

(Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Collected Editions) #3)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  864 ratings  ·  118 reviews
That's right, the rumors are true: Lunella Lafayette is the smartest there is!

Tony Stark, Victor von Doom, T'Challa, Amadeus Cho...the greatest minds in the Marvel Universe all have one thing in common: they're not smarter than a 4th grader! Now it's time to put her unrivaled intellect to the test against some of Marvel's finest--with Devil Dinosaur adding the brawn to her
Paperback, 136 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Marvel
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I think the entire Marvel universe shows up in this one. I'm sure there are a few people who don't. I didn't think this was the best volume so far. Still, I like how confident and smart Lunella is. She is a great role model for younger kids.

This is one of those really wild titles Marvel has. There is a real Dinosaur in this one and Lunella trades places with it on the full moon, well their minds trade places. Lunella is an Inhuman. They are the big group lately. It was X-men and now it's Inhuma
Paul E. Morph
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book is just about holding my interest. I'm trying not to judge it too harshly as I'm painfully aware I'm not part of its target audience...
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Every issue has a different guest star showing up to check up on Lunella. She's passed this test by Bruce banner that declares her the smartest person on Earth. Moon Girl fights some Doombots.

The Good: It's nice to see a title in the Marvel U aimed at younger readers.

The Bad: There's not much of a plot or story in any of these books. Just because it's aimed at younger readers, doesn't mean kids can't handle a story.

The Ugly: Moon Girl is supposed to be the smartest person on the planet but stil
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-superhero
An underrated, overlooked gem in the Marvel universe. This is one of the nost joyous books in the Marvel U.

Sure, it's not QUITE as well wtitten as Ms Marvel, or QUITE as offbeat as Gwenpool or Squirrel Girl....

But I LOVE the two titular characters of this series!!
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
I'm so sad that as I read more volumes, my opinion of this comic seems to be going down. I think I partly wasn't in the mood, but I'm also just really annoyed by the constant superhero interference in this one. I'm sick of every Marvel comic I read being a massive and continual crossover. I realize they're very integrated in the world/multi-verse, but if I read a comic about Moon Girl I expect a comic about Moon Girl and her struggles and villains, not a comic where she interacts with 20 differe ...more
There is such a thing as genius envy and Dr. Doom is fuming...
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Some series drop off in quality over time, but so far that has not happened with Moon Girl. Volume three will be a particular delight to the fans out there that love cameos (and there sure are a lot of them in this one!). Moon Girl is the smartest person in the world, but getting others to accept that is easier said than done. This volume is all about Moon Girl trying to find her place in the world with her new status.

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Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
3.8 stars.

This continues to be a delightful young reader series!

This book follows Lunella after the discovery that she is the smartest person in the universe. After solving the Banner box puzzle (problem? I'm still not entirely sure what this thing is), Amadeus Cho wants Lunella's help working on the Banner Box. Lunella is feeling extremely validated by this news about her status among the world's geniuses. She's spent her entire life feeling like no one else understands her and the way her brai
Alex Sarll
This is one of Marvel's most delightful books, covering the adventures of one nine-year-old supergenius and her saurian pal, with both of whom I identify far more than might make immediate sense. But this particular volume, not so much. Yes, it makes sense that with Lunella officially identified as the Marvel Universe's most intelligent, lots of people are going to take an interest in her. But while some of them (Amadeus Cho in particular) have already been established as part of her supporting ...more
Chris Lemmerman
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read as single issues]
Moon Girl's fought ape people from the dawn of time, and a snot-nosed Kree love interest. Now, she's out to prove herself as the Smartest There Is as one of the Hulk's genius tests reveals that she's not just the world's smartest nine year old, but the smartest person, period.

Enter a parade of guest stars as Lunella grapples with her new status and the fame (and villains) that it brings, with a Doctor Doom-related sub-plot bubbling away in the background at the same time.

Maggie Gordon
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
I really love the character of Moon Girl, particularly the fact that she's written as a super smart kid that struggles because of her intelligence. However, this volume dragged. It featured a lot of cameos from other Marvel characters meant to help teach Moon Girl a few lessons, but really this could have been accomplished in half the space.
I found this my least favorite of the three volumes I read. For the most part, it is because it feels like guest stars galore. Though to see two girls/young women discussing sciene, two women of color, is worth the price of the comic. Lunella as always is entertaining.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Moon girl is the smartest person in the world, and if you forget that she will remind you in the next two pages. She rarely does anything particularly intelligent in this volume. Her foil for this arc is Dr. Doom is angry because some arbitrary test declared Moon girl to be smarter than him. Generally speaking, highly intelligent people don't have to keep reminding everyone that they are intelligent.
We are also assaulted with a plague of guest stars. I feel like only when your character can't c
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I honestly didn't think this title would be anywhere as good and entertaining as it is. Great stuff. Sure it gets a bit silly at times, but then were dealing with Marvel here - so how seriously can you really take this stuff.
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it
This wasn't the best installment in the series. I really got confused between actually dialogue and the thoughts that were going on in Moon Girl's head. It was too much. I did appreciate the inclusion of all the Marvel superheroes. It was fun and interesting to see them all working together. With that being said, I think that she definitely learned the value of friendship in this volume, but I'm hoping to see more in the next volume. I really enjoyed volume 2 so this was sort of a disappointment ...more
Geppis Baltimore
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this volume of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Lunella solves the Banner B. O. X. which is a puzzle that has never been solved before, making her the smartest person in the world. This goes to her head quite a bit and we see her grow more and more egotistical until she's faced with a problem she can't beat on her own. Lucky for her she has plenty of friends to fall back on like Ms. Marvel, the X-men and the Thing.

This series is just delightful, go check it out! ~Elisa
Colona Public Library
I have really been enjoying this series so far. I like the stubbornness and intelligence of moon girl, plus who doesn't love a giant Dinosaur joining forces with her? The art in here is really wonderful and had some great hero cameos. I liked the other 2 volumes a little better, but I have a feeling that there might be some great character development in store for future issues! ~Ashley
Ali (ageekyreader)
(read as single issues)

This continues to be my favorite book from Marvel. I wish we saw a little more of Lunella's home life, but it's good to see her growing and accepting that even though she's the smartest there is, she's capable of asking for help every once in a while too.
Shawna (BacchusVines)
I didn't love this as much as the previous two, but still! Moon girl is my favorite because of her smarty-ness.
Nicole Westen
I realize that Lunella is growing as a character, but there are still times where I would like to smack her. Just because you are the smartest person in the room doesn't mean you are the wisest.
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lunella's adventures are just so cool!
Jean Carrier
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
When do we get a Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Marvel movie? :)
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I still think this series is adorable, I just didn't care for this particular storyline as much.
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lunella is the smartest there person in the world, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t need help once in a while, especially when Doctor Doom is dogging you. A cavalcade of guest stars show up in this collection, including Thing, Amadeus Cho, Riri Williams, the X-Men, and Dr Strange, to help Lunella learn that even the smartest people need help to solve problems.
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Moving on to Volume 3 of the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series, character chamios go into overdrive to a very largely enjoyable effect. There was one fight between Hulk and The Thing that I really didn't enjoy, but there was also a guest artist on that one, so it may have just been due to miscommunication.... I don't think this volume is for everyone but I really enjoyed the return of grouchy old man Wolverine. And sans real-world problems of little girls ending up in the beds of strange men, ...more
Jun 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
Nope, i'm out!!
This really isn't what I was looking for..
Okay, have to admit, it was nice seeing some superheroes pop by... but still, flimsy story .. Can't keep me interested... When I reached the end, I said to myself "Time to turn into a tree.. and leaf" :p
Jun 11, 2018 rated it liked it
My least favourite so far, but still filled with adorableness and meaning <3
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reprints Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #13-18 (January 2017-June 2017). Lunella has solved the Banner B.O.X. which is an unsolvable puzzle…meaning she’s the smartest person on Earth! As Lunella deals with her new found claim to fame, Thing, Ironheart, Hulk, Doctor Strange, and the X-Men are out to help Lunella try to understand what being a hero is all about. Lunella’s claim that she is the smartest person on the planet isn’t sitting well with some including Doctor Doom who intends to prove he’s ...more
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