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Reviews: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 9 Squirrels Fall Like Dominoes

Doreen and her friends, including Kraven the Hunter, get together for a fun time in an escape room… which has them fighting to escape with their life!

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 9 Squirrels Fall Like Dominoes collects issues #32-36 by Ryan North, Derek Charm, and Rico Renzi.

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Preview: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #38

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #38

(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

SQUIRREL GIRL IS DEAD!
• …is what you’d be saying if you only read the cover of our last issue and NOT the contents, in which we revealed a shocking twist: Squirrel Girl…IS ALIVE?
• Yes! The good news is, everyone’s favorite squirrel-themed super hero is alive and well! But the bad news is: Whoever replaced her…was a shape-shifting alien SKRULL, and now Team Doreen doesn’t know who to trust!
• Mysteries deepen and allegiances are tested in this issue as…a shocking Skrull is revealed!
• It’s not Nancy, though.
• Nancy’s great.

Marvel Rising Gets Variant Covers this December

The next generation of super heroes have arrived! To celebrate, Marvel presents Marvel Rising Action Doll Homage variants, hitting comic shops this December!

Featuring Marvel Rising characters such as Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Ghost Spider, and Quake stepping into their predecessor’s shoes, each of the five covers is a homage to a classic cover from years past.

The entire line-up of Hasbro’s Marvel Rising Action Dolls are available exclusively at Target! Find them on these select comic books starting this December.

CHAMPIONS #27
FOC – 11/12/18
On Sale – 12/12/18

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39
FOC – 11/12/18
On Sale – 12/12/18

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
FOC – 11/19/18
On Sale – 12/19/18

DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
FOC – 11/19/18
On Sale – 12/19/18

AVENGERS #12
FOC – 12/10/18
On Sale – 1/9/19

Preview: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #37

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #37

(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• It’s the latest issue of the all-ages smash hit, THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL! She’s defeated Galactus! She’s defeated Doctor Doom! Who KNOWS what fun adventures she’ll get up to THIS month!
• Well, we do. And you may want to brace yourselves for this, because this issue begins an all-new story arc called…”THE DEATH OF SQUIRREL GIRL”!
• Has the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl been BEATEN? Is this TRULY the end of Doreen Green? We haven’t canceled the comic so it doesn’t seem likely, but can you REALLY be sure? What if this issue installment actually IS the one Squirrel Girl dies in and you miss out because you didn’t buy it?
• So I guess what we’re saying here is everyone should definitely buy this comic.
• PLUS: This issue also has Wolverine in it for LITERALLY several pages!

Preview: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #36

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #36

(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Comics have been famously described as “pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence,” but do you need words, too? Perhaps so, but also…PERHAPS NOT??
• In this special, standalone, ALL-SILENT ISSUE of the UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL, she and Iron Man face off against a villain neither has seen before – who will render them quite literally speechless!
• It’s an action-packed adventure that anyone can read, filled with surprises, excitement, action and – for once – NO WORDS!
• This is what Ryan gets for jamming so many words into previous issues.

Preview: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #30

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #30

Story: Ryan North Art: Erica Henderson
Color: Rico Renzi Letterer: Travis Lanham
Main Cover: Erica Hederson
Logo: Michael Allred
Editor: Wil Moss Associate Editor: Sarah Brunstad
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• It’s the climax (IN SPACE!) of our story as Squirrel Girl (IN SPACE!) faces off against an alien armada (IN SPACE; YES, THIS IS ALSO IN SPACE; THE WHOLE STORY IS IN SPACE!).
• Not just her life hangs in the balance, but also the lives of Tippy, Nancy, Loki, Drax, the Silver Surfer AND an entire planet full of squirrels, so if you believe that stakes can be raised simply by adding more characters into the mix, GOOD NEWS: YOU ARE IN LUCK!
• Will Squirrel Girl survive? Will the alien grifters be brought to justice? Will we see more of Horse Thor, The Thor Who Is Actually A Horse And Who May Have Been Invented Solely For This Solicit Text But Maybe Not?
• Only time, and this comic in particular, will tell!

Review: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #29

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Where we last left Squirrel Girl and company, Nancy had been finally rescued thanks to the combined efforts of Squirrel Girl herself, Loki, Tippy Toe and Drax after Squirrel Girl had been conned by space hunks especially one who claimed to be the Silver Surfer himself. However upon confronting the perps, the real Silver Surfer arrives and Squirrel Girl assumed he’s the con artist and it’s up to the others to stop her from making a horrible mistake.

Compared to other Marvel books, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is definitely the most cartoonish of the bunch and that is saying something given superhero books are technically absurd but this is book takes things up to eleven but that’s not a bad thing though.

What the book does well is establishing its sense of humor, it’s kind of like a comic strip except not structured like one, actually I take that back, it’s like a fun webcomic to be more accurate. It is drawn like one, like, it’s just that that’s what it feels like but again, that’s not a slight against it. The book’s writing and art do make it a distinct Marvel book from the rest and reading it, it’s very easy to see why this book has caught on for so many people especially given she’s now going to get a shot being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the upcoming New Warriors series. While she has gained popularity over the years, the book by Ryan North and Erica Henderson may have been the very book to soar her into popularity full time.

And yes, I am among this book’s fans. There is something endearing about Squirrel Girl in general whether it’d be her optimism or absurd power set where she can take down the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe. And the book really keeps that spirit but also cranks it up to eleven as I mentioned beforehand.

This arc is no exception. She’s taken on Galactus already so she might as well meet the Silver Surfer but if it’s Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, there’s bound to be something absurd to make it all happen. And it’s a hilarious read from here to kingdom come really such as the efforts to stop Squirrel Girl from fighting the Surfer himself to essentially the climax of the issue (this arc isn’t done yet actually).

The jokes do land for the most part, some wouldn’t land quite as much but the book does have an absurd sense of humor that I can get into, kind of like say for a random example, The Pink Panther Strikes Again where both rely on high concept absurdist humor to maximum but great effect. Ryan North has a knack for writing good characterization especially given the friendship between her and Nancy and how to make a joke work. It’s not just the Squirrel Girl show, he knew to include somebody as a counteract to Squirrel Girl herself and Nancy is effective as something of a straight man to the book’s insanity. There are small details like random comments pertaining to anything underneath the pages like “I don’t want to sound too serious but I will go on a limb and say that, yes, friendship is eventually worth it.” As if North had envisioned Ron Howard saying that.

The art style definitely fits the proceedings. Erica Henderson’s art may not be for everyone but I quite like it. Again, it fits the book’s tone. If it’s going to act like a cartoon, then have it look like a cartoon to boot. It’s yet another Marvel book where it feels like the writer and artist are in sync with each other and it’s very effective in that regard. And I do like that the next issue is apparently going to be the punchline to the this entire arc. The space hunks or spacebros as I call them have been caught yes but their punishment still needs to be decided. So I imagine that will be fun.

If you like this book and the Squirrel Girl character in general or just like very cartoonish stuff, this book is for you. If not, I’m sure there’s something else but this book is very endearing, check it out.

 

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Preview: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #29

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #29

(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE FORBIDDEN PLA-NUT PART 3
• For the first time in the HISTORY of comics, we present the color-coded fight we’ve all been waiting for: GREEN (Doreen) ON SILVER (Surfer)!
• And if fighting the Herald of Galactus- a man who literally has the Power Cosmic at his disposal – isn’t enough, Doreen’s got other problems to deal with,
including intergalactic scam artists, Drax the Destroyer and LOKI LAUFEYSON.
• FEEL the thrill of the fight! SEE it happen, via artisanally selected images and words juxtaposed in deliberate sequence! HEAR the words in your head via your inner voice as you read them, which when you think about it is kind of weird! All we have to do is write down words on a piece of paper, and suddenly they’re re-created in your mind exactly as we intended. Minds are crazy, and language is EVEN CRAZIER.
• Anyway, please enjoy this comic about a girl and her talking squirrel in space.

Preview: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #28

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #28

(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE FORBIDDEN PLA-NUT PART 2
• Nancy (human, no powers) and Tippy-Toe (squirrel, no powers) have been kidnapped! Trapped on an alien world filled with alien squirrels, they have only a short amount of time to figure out something – ANYTHING – before EVERYBODY DIES.
• But that’s okay, because Squirrel Girl will rescue them, right? I’d love to say, “Yes, absolutely,” but instead I am forced to say, “No way, she’s trapped on Earth, she barely knows where they are, and she has to defeat THE DREAD DORMAMMU before she can go anywhere!”
• And with LOKI standing in as Sorcerer Supreme, it’s not like this battle is going to be A) easy or B) at all winnable.
• That’s right: Loki’s back, baby! Can CAT THOR be far behind?

Preview: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27

(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE FORBIDDEN PLA-NUT Part 1
What happens when we take Squirrel Girl back to her roots? Well, we shoot her into space, OBVIOUSLY. Nancy and Tippy find themselves on an alien world where all is not what it seems. Squirrel Girl needs to find a way to get to the other side of the universe to save ’em, STAT. Intergalactic transport through the cosmic realm? This sounds like a job for the Sorcerer Supreme! I’m sure Doctor Strange will be happy to he – I’m sorry, what’s that? Doctor Strange is gone and now LOKI is Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme? Oh. Well, I’m sure he’ll do his best. After all, what could possibly go wrong? Guess what, in this issue, everything possible goes wrong! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

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