The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 001 Jan. 2015 Review


“Squirrel Girl, real name Doreen Green, is a fictional character and mutant superheroine in the Marvel Comics Universe. Her first appearance was in Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 2, #8, a.k.a. Marvel Super-Heroes Winter Special (cover-dated Jan. 1992), in a story plotted and drawn by Steve Ditko and scripted by character conceptualizer Will Murray. Her ability to communicate with squirrels is surprisingly effective and has allowed her to defeat major supervillains. She was a member of the Great Lakes Avengers for much of the duration of that group, and later began serving as nanny to Danielle Cage, the daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.

Squirrel Girl’s creation and inspiration came from Will Murray wanting to cut loose from the serious drama of the X-Men titles and bring back the light-hearted anything-goes joy of comic books.” –Wikipedia Squirrel Girl

When we meet up with Squirrel Girl she is not only kicking butt and taking names with a new side-kick, Tippy-Toe, but is also off to college! She is already awkwardly fitting in, but has a crazy roommate. Nancy Whitehead whose name of which you do not make fun, whose decorating you do not criticize, and whose cat about which you will not talk smack. She is an avid knitter and has a quirky sense of humor (“Perl Jam” Poster lols). Squirrel Girl is just as crazy, so this could be a really sweet match.

Domestic bliss is interrupted when Kraven the Hunter shows up to hunt the ultimate game, Spider-Man. He must have taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque, because he got Squirrel Girl instead. She quickly dissolves the situation not with awesome combat (though she does toss him around a little), but with her quick thinking. She points Kraven in the direction of under-water game and headed back to her confused roomie. She introduces Tippy-Toe to Nancy when TT drops a bomb on Squirrel Girl. TO BE CONTINUED…

I like the quirky-awesomeness of the comic and how light-hearted it feels, but the whole men leering at her squirrel tail-amplified posterior was a bit much. I like how jolly and down-to-earth she seems. She is a feisty and likeable character and I can’t wait to see more.

The Dragon


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