No one cares that you cured cancer if you also cloned a horde of dinosaurs and let them rampage down the street.
Supergenius and quasi-villain Rex normally can’t go a week without accidentally endangering Decimen City with her science shenanigans. It’s been two weeks since her genetically engineered dinosaurs rampaged through town—a good streak for her—but the peace is broken when actual villain Last Dance sets his sights on Decimen. And he wants Rex’s help. Before Rex can say “I didn’t do it,” superheroes who’ve dragged her to jail on her worst days are crowding her lab to conscript her into quasi-herodom.
Rex would rather stay out of it and deal with the dinosaurs that keep calling her Mom, but she can’t ignore that she was somewhat responsible for Last Dance’s villainy. She’d kept a very disorganized lab. And he was such a nosy brother. She failed to help him back then, but maybe if she stops him now—and keeps the heroes fooled—she can finally set things right.
Raney's smart, silly, and surprisingly heartfelt debut introduces a genius scientist who could go either way in the ongoing conflict between superheroes and supervillains. Like any scientist, Rex, aka the Meister of Decimen City, has made mistakes, but hers end up being inadvertently dangerous, like the time she created a zombie virus or let a horde of dinosaurs rampage through town. She also cured cancer, but that hasn't stopped anyone from labeling her a mad scientist. As such, she's constantly monitored by Superbeings Oversight, a branch of the military. Meanwhile, her brother, the supervillain Last Dance, and her sister, the superhero Vivid Blue (both accidentally given their powers by Rex), prepare to face off in an epic battle. Rex tries to stay out of it and off Oversight's radar, focusing instead on the rapidly increasing intelligence of her dinosaurs, but Last Dance reaches out for help and Vivid Blue demands that Rex spy on him. Amid all the comic book–style chaos, this is really the story of Rex's self-discovery, aided by unlikely allies and some adorable talking dinosaurs. The result is thoroughly entertaining and utterly delightful.