The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1
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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

Writer: Ryan North Artist: Erica Henderson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 39 User Reviews: 25
8.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

• 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 series of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 7, 2015

    When a comic is this well-crafted, it's hard to not to be impressed. And it's even harder not to give out accolades, especially when you find all sorts of new details every time you look. It's rare for a comic to be this perfectly cast, and, to be honest, this great in general. Doreen Green may have conquered Doctor Doom, Thanos and Fing Fang Foom, but thanks to Ryan North and Erica Henderson, she's now well on her way to conquering readers' hearts. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Katy Rex Jan 7, 2015

    With the cliffhanger at the end of this issue, I'm only mad that I can't get the next issue right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Oct 30, 2015

    Might be teaching me things about life, comic book. Does your child read The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl? Because they should. Doreen is a hero, but she doesn't just save people from burning buildings. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl teaches people to think first, findacceptance, and embrace posthumanism! (Probably.) Just because a person is a squirrel or a fish or a brain in the jar or different from you in some mundane way doesn't mean they have tobe defined or marginalized by that characteristic. The case is actually quite the opposite; these odd folks are intensely relatable and as real as you and your friends are. I loved this issue. This is what comics should be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Jan 8, 2015

    Every once in a while, a comic comes along that changes the way we look at comics. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl probably isn't that comic. But it is one of the most fun, happy, and genuine comics on the market right now, and an absolute treat to read. Now we just need a Ms. Marvel crossover. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Jan 7, 2015

    Not expecting much going into this, it was surprising how quickly Unbeatable Squirrel Girl had turned me into a fan. This is still a hero comic it just has the right amount of humor and whimsy to make it more appealing to a wider audience. It's the type of comic that fans both old and young can read and enjoy. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl doesn't talk down to readers or try to get too heady, it's just good old-fashioned entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Jan 7, 2015

    While Squirrel Girl may not be your typical super hero, she certainly has a place among marvel's new crop of releases. This book is smart, funny and enjoyable. Those are three adjectives that can't be sued to describe many comic books out today. North, Henderson, and Renzi do a great job of reintroducing Squirrel Girl to the masses. This comic book can be enjoyed by both young and old readers alike and each audience will have their own reasons for enjoying this comic book. I would recommend this book to anyone. For the parents who are looking for a new appropriate series for their children , this book is just right. Do yourself a favour and pick this comic book up. You will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 6, 2015

    Expectations were pretty high for this first issue but THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL exceeds them. North, Henderson, and Renzi have put together something that appeals to both young and old that is an incredible amount of fun, featuring a great, stand-out star, who at times isn't all there. The first issue delivers the direction for the series, gives readers some action, and develops the character all in a one-two punch that doesn't feel like an information dump. This is a book you're going to want to check out especially if you like to read something that borders on the silly. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboys Inc - Josh Epstein Jan 8, 2015

    "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1" hits on all cylinders. It knows exactly what it's trying to be and makes zero apologies for it. This book is fabulously funny and perfectly composed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Nick Ford Jul 2, 2015

    This issue does all it needs to do. It establishes Doreen's character very smoothly as a happy go-lucky but very serious crime fighter who takes her fight against injustice seriously. But she also knows how to have fun, talk to squirrels and keep her collection of Deadpool's Guide to Super Villains cards handy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Jan 7, 2015

    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is certainly not for everyone. Those who are slaves to continuity and logic will be furious. Those who think badassery is broken bones and bloodstains need not apply. Most importantly, those who are so serious they think the very idea of a superhero dedicated to the power of squirrels is an affront to comics should be within ten feet and back turned from every copy of this book at all times. The rest of us, young and old, who secretly wish the power of whimsy and punches can make a difference in the world need to get on board. This is a comic for kids, joyous adults, and anyone in-between who think silly is power and smiling is it's own reward. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 6, 2015

    A bold new addition to the Marvel stable that is certain to turn heads and elicit smiles, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 is a great move on the publishers part to reach out to different sensibilities and different demographics with its wide universe of characters. Squirrel Girl may not be able to save the universe (or maybe she can!), but she can definitely capture our hearts lickity-split. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 7, 2015

    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is definitely worth your time. It's witty and wise, funny and fast, each page and panel sure to crack even the most stone-faced smile. North and Henderson have a great handle on their boisterous lead, the duo proving as solid a pair as Doreen and Tippy Toe. Read it! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jan 9, 2015

    Overall, this was actually a fantastic first issue and exceeded a lot of my personal expectations. Sure, I knew it was going to be fun, I mean, look at who made the thing, but what was surprising was just how cohesive the issue was in introducing readers to each part of Doreen while starting her on the new direction for her in the series and still keeping everything fun at the end of the day. This issue could have easily felt either too focused on comedy and rather light on story or the exact opposite, but instead it managed a nice balance between the two as the story is rather simple, but enjoyable and the humour stems from the story beats and the absurdist humour that the story and the universe spawns. The creative team never feel like they're stretching to make a joke or pushing a story element just for the punchline; the humour and the story feels like it coexists and flows together really well making for an incredibly fun read. "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1 is defi Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Marlene Bonnelly Jan 12, 2015

    All in all, this first issue was a well-paced introduction to a lovable character with a pretty decent story and some genuinely interesting obstacles to overcome. I'm impressed by the start of this series and, given the fantastic cliffhanger it left off at, I'm looking forward to the rest of the action in Squirrel Girl's future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jan 8, 2015

    Marvel recently cancelled another critically acclaimed gem of a female-led comic, She-Hulk, which makes one a bit nervous for the future of Squirrel Girl. Co-creator Will Murray originally wrote Doreen as a fun, lighthearted character to contrast with the high drama of early-90's comics, and this ongoing keeps that spirit alive. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 hits all the right first-issue notes and features a funny, confident, kick-ass lady-hero. This series – and its talented creative team – deserves a few years to tell Doreen's adventures" because that's probably how long her theme song is going to be stuck in my head, always making me giggle: "To her, life is a great big acorn!" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jan 8, 2015

    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl starts off strong. The series is witty, fast and funny, and it's definitely a book you want to check out. First issue ends on an awesome cliffhanger too, so I can't wait to see how Squirrel Girl will save the day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jan 7, 2015

    North, Henderson and Wicks' "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1 is just as unexpectedly amazing as the title's announcement. With a cheerful smile and a whole lot of heart, Squirrel Girl is sure to enchant readers with an outrageously hilarious story and bubbly artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Jan 8, 2015

    This is a fun comic, and perfect for all ages. I recommend it, but it does get a little meta in how it handles super-heroes and the back-and-forth with the talking Squirrels can be a little confusing. Squirrel Girl is a very likable character, and her method for hiding her tail is one of the best methods for maintaining a secret identity I've seen in a long time. This works as a comic book, and reminds us that comics, even super-hero comics should be fun once in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Magen Cubed Jan 9, 2015

    With its relentlessly positive tone and upbeat protagonist, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 is a book that just feels good to read. Comical and earnest, its a delightful gem of a cape book from start to finish. If you havent already, be sure to give Squirrel Girl a read. She's definitely worth your time Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jan 9, 2015

    The innocent and goofy nature of Squirrel Girl is exactly the kind of thing that varies the genres on the spinner rack and attracts new readers in the best possible way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 10, 2015

    This is one hell of a funny comic! I laughed out loud constantly! Now, I'll be the first guy to tell you that comedy is subjective, and this might not be the case for everybody. I can't stand Deadpool's self-referential humor, for example, but North and Squirrel Girl had me in stitches! The comedy is all character-based, playing on Doreen's adorable naivety at how to have a secret identity, or how to just be an awesome superhero. It's all in wordplay and awesome silliness, very much in the same vein as Adventure Time or Bee and Puppycat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Jan 10, 2015

    This is the rarest of things: the ultimate in plug and play enjoyment that meets the reader at their own pace. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Jan 10, 2015

    The first outing of ‘The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl' is a successful adventure steeped in comedy that will have you coming back for more. Her next big task that is shown in the cliffhanger only draws you in more on how exactly she will end up having to tackle such an antagonist of galactic proportions. Of course, this is the same Squirrel Girl who was able to take down Thanos, so anything is possible. I can't wait to see what kind of ridiculous adventures we'll be seeing her tackle in the next outing! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RemyLeBeauOverdrive Jan 7, 2015

    I would highly recommend The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 to anyone who wants to read a cute, clever, and ultimately fun book.Even in its inaugural issue, it has laid a promising foundation for a character bursting with personality, and all signs point to a story that'sgoing places!In fact, based on the final panel, it appearsthere are gonna be some mighty big challengers for Squirrel Girl to go nuts on! And as someone who lovescomics, I couldn't be happier. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    8CN - Matt Overstreet Jan 7, 2015

    If this first issue is any indication, we are in for a real treat, and I will be sining the praises of the unbeatable Squirrel Girl for some time to come. It's not often that a major comics publisher like Marvel takes a chance with something so bizarre, and it really works here. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Latest Pull - Gunner Lahaise Jan 8, 2015

    So there you have it, the first ever first issue of the very first Unbeatable Squirrel Girl ongoing series. I enjoyed this book so much I can't wait for the next installment. There's so much fun and camp packed in this series they even have more Squirrel Girl commentary at the bottom of each page. I can definitely see an Unbeatable Squirrel Girl animated series that could be developed from this book. With a lot of meh books on the market by Marvel, it's nice to see a new series that is this fun and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 8, 2015

    I had a lot of fun with the debut of the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, though I almost feel like I had a headache from it afterwards because of just how much there is to it and the style of it all. Ryan North definitely makes this a busy and active book with the dialogue and pacing of it, enough so that you can easily see this being a cartoon series that just screws around with Marvel properties in a very fun and big way. Erica Henderson captures that style really well with what she does here, making it a silly, fun but detailed and well laid out book so that the narrative comes together well. Fans of the character are likely going to be delighted by the whole experience and those looking for the lighter side of the Marvel Universe will definitely get some good grins and chuckles in here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jan 13, 2015

    Overall, Squirrel Girl proves to be a great, quirky little book with a lot of heart and humor. I always liked that the Marvel Universe could have hard-luck heroes like Spider-Man, or extremely marginalized ones like X-Men, or eternally doomed ones like the Thing. Squirrel Girl represents a rising tide of new, young heroes-- those that embrace the wonder of being a hero and revel in it, taking the readers along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.4 - Chase Magnett Jan 6, 2015

    North, Henderson, and Renzis work all combines to create one of the most fun debuts published by Marvel Comics in a very long time. If youre looking for a comic that you can share with anyone or that will cheer you up after a major bummer of a day, this is it. At the end of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 there is only one question worth asking: When does #2 come out? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Jan 21, 2015

    All in all a really enjoyable read, a great take on the character and something different on the shelves from one of the Big Two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jan 8, 2015

    A book that oozes charms and exceeded my expectations. Quirky in all the right ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 10, 2015

    Much like the Ms. Marvel title , Marvel is giving readers another all ages book without having to set it in an all-ages line like their Marvel Adventures titles. Doreen is a funny, engaging and original character in this book and is probably closest to what original creator Will Murray had in mind when he first created her back in the early 1990s. This is a carefree book that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's enjoyable entertainment, and although I've never imagined uttering the following, I'm looking forward to reading more of the lighthearted adventures of the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Moargeek - Matt Lyons Jan 13, 2015

    A good first entry into what promises to be a fun ride with a quirky superhero. A ho-hum villain doesn't detract too much from the information-heavy #1 issue, and I can't wait to see what is in story for Squirrel Girl and Tippy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jan 7, 2015

    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 is a perfectly okay book. It works well for its target demographic of young kids with its sense of humor, colorful visuals, and loveable main character. However, it's hard to recommend for an older crowd since the humor is hit or miss, there's not much to the story or cast, and the art style takes some getting used to. If you got a young kid interested in comics, get them this. For yourself, probably not going to do that much for you unless you a huge fan of the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jan 7, 2015

    Don't let this title slip past you this morning; put it on your pull list and enjoy this amazing superhero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jan 13, 2015

    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 is fun and lighthearted and though it may not appeal to everyone, it is the perfect book for the young and young at heart. If I had a daughter, this would be the superhero book I'd want her to read. The story and art are full of energy and positivity and never takes itself too seriously. It's also got a great, confident protagonist that girls can look up to. Readers looking for some silly fun have got a nice alternative to the typical Marvel books currently out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdist - Eric Diaz Jan 8, 2015

    Superhero books that are pure comedy like this one are hard to maintain over time " although arguably Justice League International and Deadpool have had success at doing just that. That being said,The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is even sillier than those two books, so the question remains, just how long can a book like this one, which is pretty much pure farce, go on? That's a question for another time though really, because at this point in time, this comic is a total hoot, and well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 10, 2015

    Part of this major criticism comes from perspective, I've seen a lot of better and more engaging examples of whatSquirrel Girltries to do. Force superhero clichs of narration and theme songs into the real world both enter here like tropes of the very things they ridicule (Seen in spoofs likeThe Tick,Darkwing Duck).The "whacky" banter is like a much nicer version of whatKeith Giffenused to do inJustice League International(or as I call it the great Justice League comic ever.) Lastly, UnbeatableSquirrel Girljust isn't weird enough to be as interesting and unique asAmbush Bug,Freakazoid, or the newTeen Titans GoTV show. Left somewhere in the middle with a main character too nice, quirky, and competent enough to be funny or interesting, I don't recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 12, 2015

    Some friends of mine think I'm crazy for not liking this book. While the premise is a good idea that could be very fruitful, right now, my advice is to spend your money on something else. Read Full Review

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