Sunday, February 8, 2015

Squirrel Girl or Iron Squirrel?? in THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #2

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #2 -- otherwise known as my favorite comic book being published by Marvel Comics in 2015 -- was published this past Wednesday. I really enjoyed the first issue of this new series and quickly inserted it onto my comic book pull-list. It features Doreen Green (AKA Squirrel Girl) leaving Avengers Mansion and enrolling at Empire State University to study computer science. Meanwhile, she's connecting with her new roommate, Nancy Whitehead, and crushing on a guy named Tomas.

Doreen starts off the issue by dragging Nancy off to shop for campus clubs to join. The two bump into Tomas and Doreen totally embarrasses herself by openly crushing on this guy.

Fortunately, Tippy-Toe interrupts the moment by revealing that Galactus is coming to Earth, presumably to eat the planet. He's somehow blinded humanity to his approaching giant Star Sphere -- but he forgot to blind the squirrels! They warned Squirrel Girl and she quickly realized that they only have two hours to stop Galactus.

Squirrel Girl quickly hatches a plan. She must fly to the moon and kick Galactus' butt. Of course, she's just a girl with squirrel powers. How the heck is she gonna get way up there? Why she's going to steal some of Iron Man's iron suits:


Did I mention that she once teamed up with Iron Man and defeated Doctor Doom with the aid of her army of squirrels? I kind of mentioned that back here and here -- though I'd forgotten Iron Man's involvement in the Doctor Doom battle. Here's how Doreen remembers that encounter:


It remains to be seen whether or not Squirrel Girl manages to successfully fly to the moon in time to stop Galactus or if next issue will be a lot of writhing and screaming as the planet meets its miserable end. I guess we'll need to pick up issue #3 to find out for certain!

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #2 is written by Ryan North, penciled and inked by Erica Henderson, colored by Rico Renzi, and lettered by VC's Clayton Cowles. You should definitely check it out!

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