The Marvel comic book universe is filled with obscure characters who haven't had a moment in the spotlight for a long time. Such is the case with Devil Dinosaur, a red Tyrannosaurus Rex created by Jack Kirby back in 1978 who worked with a caveman by the name Moon Boy.

Flash-forward to 2015 and Devil Dinosaur will once again be the star of his very own comic, only this time he will have a female partner in the form of Lunella Lafayette. Lafayette will don the mantle of Moon Girl, and with her genius-level intellect, will go on what are sure to be some unique adventures in modern-day New York alongside her 65-million-year-old friend.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is coming from the minds of writers Amy Reeder (Batwoman) and Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl), with Natacha Bustos (Strange Sport Stories) on art duties. Mark Paniccia will serve as editor on the book and Emily Shaw will serve as assistant editor.

"What's really cool is to be able to put a Tyrannosaurus Rex in modern day New York City and also juxtapose with a little girl," Montclare told EW. "You're going to have a 30-foot dinosaur interacting with a three-and-a-half tall girl... I can't think of any other book that's kind of like that, where you have these kind of crazy things that are going to be very different to work on. But if everyone can pull it off, it's going to be a unique type of storytelling."

So how does Devil Dinosaur wind up in modern times, after having existed in an alternate universe where dinosaurs lived alongside prehistoric man? Reeder and Montclare aren't saying exactly how events unfold, but Devil Dinosaur won't be alone when he arrives in New York. The unlikely dynamic duo of Devil Dinosaur and Moon Girl will be facing off against cavemen who also made the jump to the present.

"We keep the kind of cartoonish-ness of it, but it should be very cool because they're going to be a legitimate menace living up to their name, but they're going to have an experience in modern times that changes them," Montclare said.

Montclare also teased flashbacks to dinosaur times and "Godzilla versus King Kong"-like battles. The book shouldn't be quiet like anything else Marvel will be releasing, which is one of the reasons the creative team behind the project is excited.

"Generally, we're skewing a little bit older with a lot of our titles and we wanted to create something that adults and kids could really love, like a Pixar feel," Shaw said. "That's where the tone jumped off for us."

No word yet on when readers will be able to pick up Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, but Marvel's new line of books will be arriving this fall after the events of Secret Wars. Expect to hear more about when the title will arrive soon.


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