The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

Writer: Ryan North Artist: Erica Henderson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Galactus. Thanos. M.O.D.O.K. With her unique combination of wit, empathy, and totally kick-butt squirrel powers, Doreen Green -- aka The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl -- has taken ALL these chumps down! Alongside her friends Tippy-Toe (a squirrel) and Nancy (a regular human with no powers whatsoever -- they checked), Squirrel Girl is all that stands between the Earth and total destruction! Sometimes. Other times there's no threats and she's just a regular computer science student. That's an adventure too though!

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Oct 29, 2015

    The issue peaks with a montage that embodies everything Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 hopes to be: an unabashedly fun comic, replete with visual gags and a campy story readers of all ages can enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Taylor Nov 1, 2015

    Honestly, my biggest complaint about the book is that it makes me feel like a fool for having missed out on the previous volume. Rest assured that I will correct that mistake at the first opportunity, and that you should run out and grab this issue as soon as you can. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 28, 2015

    I honestly can't recommend Squirrel Girl #1 enough. The series has charm, diversity, but also offers a nuanced understanding of the characters that lends to the fun and joyousness of the series. This is a great title to help usher in the All-New, All-Different Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Oct 28, 2015

    Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 is a rollicking example of visual comedy through facial reactions and beat panels from Erica Henderson, and she continues to draw the cast of the book with real human proportions even if they live in essentially a cartoon physics world where Dorreen tucking her tail in her pants to give herself a "rad badonk" is enough to conceal her secret identity. She and Ryan North continues to make jokes at the expense of the Marvel Universe while developing and expanding Squirrel Girl's supporting cast while continuing to make Unbeatable Squirrel Girl the bright center of fun in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Daphne S Oct 30, 2015

    Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is a rare oddity in a medium dominated by grim and gritty reboots: it's a fun, silly, genuinely entertaining adventure with a protagonist who prefers totalkto villains rather than throw them down elevator shafts, a series that's safe and accessible for kids while still being a great choice for adults tired of dark, brooding antiheroes. It's one of the most encouraging and positive comic books out there and everything about it " from the fourth wall breaks and running narrator commentary to the nods at Marvel Comics canon present and past " makes it an enjoyable and fascinating read. If all of Marvel's comics are relaunched as successfully as USG, 2016 is going to be an amazing year for the House of Ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 27, 2015

    The new volume continues exactly what we've seen before, not changing the solid formula at all, and that's not a bad thing when it works so well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Oct 28, 2015

    But all that being said, this is still a very good issue. In fact, I dare say it might be a better introduction than the first Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1. The table has been set up to pick up right where we left off, this time with a great new character along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 28, 2015

    Even in the scenes when Henderson is given space, like a certain food court, the puns take the lead and the setting is relatively generic, given the scenarios presented. Rico Renzi's color paint with pastels to make everything colorful, but what should be active scenarios are only made active by blues, greens, and yellows. Henderson's action is limited to the most obvious of artifices and rely on North's very active script to evoke laughter. The characters, interactions, and silliness are enjoyable as ever, but this relaunch of Squirrel Girl (in the same year it launched) is a standard issue of what has proven to be a very strong concept. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 27, 2015

    "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1 is silly as ever; after all, this is a book which manages to give us a sly wink to the fact that mutants are under a different media-rights contract than other Marvel characters in such a brash and ridiculous manner that it spotlights the backflips that Marvel goes through in the films. "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" is consistently fun; North and Henderson have created something suitably silly and well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Oct 27, 2015

    I'll be honest, I'm not quite sure how to judge Issue 1 of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl because I don't entirely know where it's coming from. It's hard to tell where the joke ends and an actual story begins, especially given that Doreen is now a New Avenger. She clearly has a bigger part to play than a one-beat joke. But as a one-beat joke, the issue certainly has charm, and I'm willing to follow it a little further to see where it might go. Read Full Review

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