Friday, June 5, 2015

Squirrel Girl Meets Chipmunk Hunk & Koi Boi -- Plus Girl Squirrel! All in THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #6!

Have you picked up THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #6 yet? This issue introduces our favorite squirrel-based hero to two new superheroes: Chipmunk Hunk and Koi Boi. I'm not one for withholding spoilers (obviously), but Doreen learns that her new college crush Tomas Lara-Perez is a superhero who can speak to chipmunks and his roommate Ken Shiga (who we've seen before, but we've never been told his name) is a superhero who can speak to fish.

Tomas saw through Doreen's secret identity pretty quickly (back in issue #1) when he saw her talking to Tippy-Toe, but she was pretty clueless up until now.

After stopping the menace of Hippo the Hippo with her two new friends -- Doreen, Tomas, Ken, and Nancy Whitehead hang out for a while in their dorm. But the end result is that Nancy is feeling pretty left out. After all, everyone at Empire State University appears to have animal-based superpowers except for her!

Of course, Doreen has a plan. When doesn't she?? She plans to take Nancy to the zoo and have her speak to each of the animals until she finds one animal that speaks back to her!

That goes over with comical results!

Nancy's animal exploration is interrupted by the escape of three caged lions. Before Doreen is forced to risk her secret identity, a new costumed adventurer reveals herself: Girl Squirrel!

Girl Squirrel puts the lions back where they belong and helps Doreen maintain her secret ID, but she cannot help but feel that there's something... wrong about Girl Squirrel. Nancy thinks that Doreen is a bit jealous, but Doreen assures her that she's on the level.

And she's right! That night, Girl Squirrel goes from house to house and apartment to apartment and begins whispering horrible, unthinkable messages to pretty much everyone but Doreen and Nancy. Which causes the whole city to go crazy by the time morning arrives!

What unspeakable evil has Girl Squirrel wrought upon the Big Apple and how will Squirrel Girl defeat it?? Find out next issue!

"The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" is written by Ryan North, penciled and inked by Erica Henderson (with additional art by Eloise Narrington), colored by Rico Renzi, and lettered by VC's Clayton Cowles.

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