The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North, Erica Henderson (Illustrator)
Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There’s one hero that’s beaten them all-and now she’s got her own ongoing series! (Not that she’s bragging.) That’s right, you asked for it, you got it, it’s SQUIRREL GIRL! (She’s also starting college this semester.) It’s the start of a brand-new set of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!
Doreen Green is just a regular college student. Except that she can talk to squirrels (just ask her best friend Tippy-Toe), has size-equivalent squirrel strength (which makes moving in a cinch!), is occasionally late for class because she’s out besting baddies, and is a computer science major (not your run-of-the-mill “girl” major). Okay, so Doreen is not a “regular” college student. And Squirrel Girl isn’t your average, ordinary superhero either. She defeats cosmic villains with wit, rhetoric, and occasionally an army of squirrels. And, she has a theme song!
“Squirrel Girl, Squirrel Girl! Powers of both squirrel and girl! Find some nuts, eat some nuts! Kick bad guuuuuys’ evil butts!”
This book is so much fun. I have a soft spot for insanely confident, cool-with-being-corny characters. And puns. There are lots of puns. This volume includes volumes 1-4 and Marvel Super-Heroes #8 from 1990, which is the first appearance of a kinda deranged looking Squirrel Girl.
Publishing info, my copy: Marvel, Aug. 2015, paperback
Acquired: Purchased in December 2015 from Amazon