Today in #blackgirlmagic news, Lunella Lafayette was introduced at the San Diego Comic Con as the smartest person in Marvel Universe.
Moon Girl, as she has been aptly named, is 9 years old, black, and from Manhattan, NY. She wears large purple specs and rocks two Afro puffs. Lunella will be featured in the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur comics with guest appearances from some of Marvel’s vets like The Hulk, The Thing, and The X-Men. The announcement was backed up on Twitter by one of the writers, Amy Reed.
Just announced: Moon Girl, smartest person in the Marvel Universe?! pic.twitter.com/7MOhaqqWid
— Amy Reeder (@amyreeder) July 24, 2016
Those who follow Marvel comics know just how big this is, the smartest person in the universe is a real title within the community and Lunella is here to take over. Mark Paniccia, one of Marvel’s senior editors told Buzzfeed that this argument has been going on for ages.
“There’s always been a healthy debate about which super-genius is the smartest. Is it Tony Stark? Reed Richards? Victor Von Doom? Hank Pym? Amadeus Cho? The answer is gonna shock the Marvel Universe when it’s revealed to be 9-year-old Inhuman Lunella Lafayette,” said Paniccia.
According to Reed’s Twitter, Issue 9 of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur are out today. If there was ever a time to get into comic books, it’s now.