The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #40

Writer: Ryan North Artist: Derek Charm Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 5
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9.0User Rating

• In the past few issues, Squirrel Girl has "died"! She's fought "Iron Man"! And her world has been invaded by a non-zero number of SKRULLS!
•  It's been a crazy ride, but gosh, it sure would be nice to know WHY this is happening, WHO is behind it and WHAT machinations - sinister OR otherwise - that they've been working toward!
•  Good news: This issue reveals all! Mysteries are laid bare! Secret origins are revealed! And your friend and mine Squirrel Girl is FINALLY brought back from the dead!
•  If, like me, your tastes in serialized literature run towar more

  • 10
    AIPT - Brian Clements Jan 9, 2019

    As someone who loves stories about truly good people working to help others, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is always a hard yes. Every time my kids ask me what superhero I want to be, I say Captain America. That's not entirely true, though. Most days, I wish I could have Doreen's powers, her enthusiastic joy, and her faith in others. When I grow up, I want to be Squirrel Girl. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Jan 9, 2019

    Squirrel Girl is always great for a laugh, but it backs it up with heart, and that's why this book is always on our pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 12, 2019

    I think Squirrel Girl is attempting to spread a message about immigration more so than be its usual comedy-heavy self, and that's perfectly fine. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    This comic is so nice and I just love it okay don’t look at me I’m totally not crying.

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 26, 2019

    Fugitive Skrull Gillian finally gets to tell her story, and it's a doozy. The Silver Age-style visuals add considerably to the fun. I felt the script was tap-dancing a little to contrive last-act challenges; the heroes' final solution, which was great, could/should have been obvious as soon Gillian's story was told. And yeah, that means Tony had to act unusually dickish (by USG standards) for a minute so that Doreen's heartwarming redemption argument had a little opposition to work against.

    As an added bonus, this story imports the MCU's "heroic Skrull refugees" angle into the comics in a wholly-organic way.

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 13, 2019

    This was mostly a good issue but there was part of it that really bugged me. It was Tony's characterization! In this issue, he becomes incredibly anti-Skrull for enough pages for Doreen to make some points that Tony should've already come to reasonably but didn't. It felt very forced. Like the issue needed to get its message across and couldn't find a more organic way to do it. And it really hurts the issue for me because I usually like how Tony is portrayed in this series. Otherwise, the art and writing are still on point. I just wish that bump there didn't just completely stop the momentum. You didn't need to spell it out, guys. That's another thing, this series is obviously more for kids than adults, but it never talks down to them and i more

  • 10
    ÜberGinger Jan 11, 2019

  • 9.0
    Khan/Murdock Jun 6, 2020

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