THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #2 Continues to Bring It – Comic Review
When I read The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl last month I had no idea I would fall in love with this character. I’m legitimately head over heals for Squirrel Girl. I have not been so enamored with a fictional character in such a long time. The comical magic that comes from these pages are pure gold. Marvel definitely has a hit on its hands.
Writer Ryan North and artist Erica Henderson continue the lovable madness of Squirrel Girl. We join Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl) and her roommate Nancy on orientation day at college. Of course, things are going down and squirrel pal Tippy-Toe fills in Squirrel Girl on the intel the world-wide squirrel network has gathered. After hearing Galactus cometh, Squirrel Girl takes action to get herself into space before Galactus gets to earth. A perfect time to call in a favor from a well-known Avenger. Pretty straight forward, right?
It may not seem like much is happening in this issue but plenty happens. Ryan North strikes a perfect balance of time spent as “normal” college girl and superhero. The time at college lets you in on the inner workings of Squirrel Girl. Time spent with her thoughts really open up the character for readers, but makes her look like a lovable quirky weirdo to others around her. Her interactions with other characters are charming and hilarious, especially with her crush, Tomas. As it’s time to take action as a hero, her skills, cleverness and associations are cleverly expanded upon by Ryan. It’s great fun to see Squirrel Girl take action, full of gags and laughs. I won’t get too much into her adventure because it’s too entertaining to spoil. However, Squirrel Girl is extremely resourceful no matter how naive she comes off.
Erica Henderson’s art continues to nail it. It’s a very animated style, giving the book the exact aesthetic needed to support North’s writing style. There’s a one page spread that really shows off Henderson’s talents. It also showcases Squirrel Girl’s agility and infiltration skills. Simply put, this comic looks like an awesome cartoon I would definitely watch.
The joy I feel when I read The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is currently unmatched. It’s charming, funny, quirky and cute. This is in the running for being my favorite Marvel comic, possibly favorite overall. It’s great to see a comic like this coming from Marvel. It’s a true all-ages comic. If you have any interest in smiling, Squirrel Girl is a must-read comic for you.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2
Published by Marvel Comics
Written by Ryan North
Art by Erica Henderson
Colors by Rico Renzi
Letters by Clayton Cowles