Available this week from Marvel Comics comes one of their more unlikely heroes, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. When it was announced a few months back, I thought what a silly idea to give this quirky character an ongoing series. Now, after I read the first issue, I have to say, why the hell not?!
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 is written by Ryan North, with some truly fun art by Erica Henderson, together these two have created a really fun book. If the future issues are anything like this first one, then you could probably pick this book up at any point. And that would be a good thing. If you wanted something off the wall and fun to read, then get this book.
After singing her theme song and taking down some “thugs,” Doreen Green, aka Squirrel Girl, decides it is time for college. She gets her things from the attic of the Avenger’s mansion, where they don’t know she is living. Once she packs up her belongings, she heads off to the university. This is where she meets a few fellow students, including her odd roommate, then has a run in with Kraven the Hunter. The rest of the issue features Squirrel Girl versus Kraven.
The art by Henderson was fantastic throughout, and at times I could see this being an animated series based on it. At least this first issue, and I’m sure the series will be, is an all-ages book. Don’t let that deter you either, because I was laughing most of the book and very much looking forward to the next issue.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 is available now at your local comic shops and digitally on the Marvel App or through comiXology. Do yourself a favor and try something new and different this year, start it off right.