Writer: Ryan North
Artist: Erica Henderson
“Squirrel Girl, Squirrel Girl! She’s a human and also squirrel! Can she climb a tree? Yes she can, easily.”
I didn’t even know that much about the character when the buzz started but man, did the internet get excited about this comic existing. Sometimes you just have to lie back and trust the internet.
All You Need To Know:
“WHAT?! You got accepted into college and you’re not even gonna major in SQUIRRELS?”
This is one of the most adorable comics I’ve ever read. Doreen, AKA Squirrel Girl, is moving out of her squat in the Avengers Mansion attic to go to college and become the best version of herself, which includes a secret identity, and a whole work-life-squirrels balancing act. Yes, she talks to squirrels, but she plans to pretend she doesn’t, because secret identity. Then Kraven the Hunter (my favourite stupid Spider-Man villain of all time) arrives to mess up her life! Armed with Deadpool’s Guide to Super Villains and the proportional strength and skill of a squirrel, can Doreen save the day and make friends with her new roommate?
Fun and peppy with a bonus feature of girl characters who aren’t weirdly skinny (a girl superhero with bodacious curves, a realistic waist and mighty thighs, I may swoon), and faces that express everything. Also, squirrels. SQUIRRELS. Did I mention how adorable this comic is? I want to feed it acorns and watch stupid movies with this comic. I want this comic to be my college roommate.
But What Did I Miss?:
Apparently this is not the first time there has been a Squirrel Girl comic, but what do I know? I KNOW NOTHING. Also apart from a teaser at the end, this is a nice standalone single issue story just like comics used to be in the olden days.
Would Read Issue 2?:
And every other issue, until the end of time.