COMIC TITLE: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (2015)
Erica Henderson– Artist
Ryan North– Writer
October 28, 2015
We are moving right along smoothly as we celebrate Women’s History Month here on 365 Comics In 365 Days and for today we are going with a character that I honestly did not know much about until I bought the first issue. The character that I am talking about is The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl who has a funny jab at Marvel saying that this is the second number one issue in the same year for her. Right when you open up the issue, she is saving people from a fire in a building along with her friends Chipmunk Hunk, Koi Boi, and her trusty sidekick Tippy-Toe. After saving the day, she remembers that she has to have lunch with her mom, but there is one condition, she has to bring her roommate Nancy Whitehead with her. After agreeing to go with her, they end up having a good time at the lunch despite the embarrassing stories Squirrel Girl’s mother tells. When they get back to the apartment , they are met with an outdated surprise that they can either demolish or help into the 21ST Century. To read more about the issue and anything else Squirrel Girl related, please click here to go to Marvel.
I have to be honest in saying that I wasn’t really sure how I felt about the comic and it’s not a bad thing. I just honestly feel like U.S.G. could be targeted for teenagers who are looking to get into comic books because it has that kind of humor. The only thing is with her is that I really do like the character of Squirrel Girl. She’s hip and she’s honestly very relatable because she is going through a phase where she is now an Avenger and she is trying her best to make sure she fits the mold. How many of us have gone through that in our lives where we finally make a team or a group and we want to do our best to succeed. The artwork is your prototypical comic book look and layout and I really like that about it because it feels like a traditional old school comic book.The panels are easy to follow along with so you shouldn’t have a problem following along. I definitely think that if you need a new female superhero in your life and one that is outrageously cute then you should check out The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+