26 October 2016
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Proof that we're living in the best of all possible worlds: THERE'S GONNA BE A SQUIRREL GIRL GRAPHIC NOVEL! It's a stand-alone adventure that's both great for new Squirrel Girl readers, and also for people who ALREADY know about how she can talk to squirrels and also punch really well! Behold: a story so HUGE it demanded a graphic novel! A story so NUTS that it incorporates BOTH senses of that word (insanity AND the weird hard fruit thingies) (they're fruits, did you know that?) (I didn't until I looked them up just now, so looks like we're all learning science from this solicit text for a comic book!) Squirrel Girl has defeated Thanos, Galactus, and Doctor Doom. TWICE. But in this all-new graphic novel, she'll encounter her most dangerous, most powerful, most unbeatable enemy yet: HERSELF. Specifically, an evil duplicate made possible through mad science (both computer and regular) as well as some Bad Decisions. In other words, SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! YES. I CAN'T WAIT, AND I'M THE GUY WRITING IT.
I LOVE Squirrel Girl in all her nutty goodness. When Tony Stark brings back some alien technology (because Tony always has the best common sense), SG gets cloned! And the clone decides that Earth is for the squirrels!! Can Doreen beat herself?
I loved it. The Unbeatable Squirrel Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe is a wacky tour through Marvel's characters - even the less-known ones - mixed with Doreen's go-nuts attitude.
Dear FTC: I bought my copy of this book.