This past Sunday, Marvel revealed at Comic Con in San Diego that the smartest hero in the universe is no longer Reed Richards, but 9 year-old Lunella Lafayette from Manhattan, New York.
Just announced at SDCC: Who’s the smartest in the Marvel Universe? Nope, not Reed Richards. It’s Lunella Lafayette! pic.twitter.com/s3rRBKLtgm
— Brandon Montclare (@bmontclare) July 24, 2016
Lunella will be apart of the Devil Dinosaur series reboot, replacing Moon Boy & the prehistoric setting with a more modern Downtown NYC. Lunella is a super genius and carrier of the Inhuman gene.
Senior Editor at Marvel Mark Paniccia recently spoke with Buzzfeed confirming the series will return in October:
“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.
“In the third arc of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Lunella faces an impossible half-dozen science-challenges that might not only prove her smarts, but also save the world. It’s also going to guest star some of Marvel’s biggest names, too. Hulk, Dr. Strange, the X-Men, The Thing and more.”