Sunday, July 19, 2015

Squirrel Girl VS Girl Squirrel in THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #7!

Hopefully you picked up your copy of THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #7. It was released a couple weeks ago, but I'm just catching up with my comic book stash. This book is the greatest! Perhaps you remember last issue, when Squirrel Girl and her best friend Nancy Whitehead met two new heroes named Chipmunk Hunk and Koi Boi? Coincidentally, these two heroes turned out to be classmates. In case it wasn't clear, Squirrel Girl can speak with squirrels, Chipmunk Hunk can speak with chipmunks, Koi Boi can speak with fish, and Nancy can only speak with people.

Oh, the group also met a new hero named Girl Squirrel -- who actually turns out to be a villain with the ability to whisper bad thoughts into the minds of others!

Case in point, Squirrel Girl starts off the issue struggling to get to class. As you probably remember, she is a student at Empire State University under her civilian identity, Doreen Green. Riots are breaking out everywhere -- over piddly little disputes. For example, a riot breaks out in Doreen's classroom just after her arrival!


After breaking up this latest riot, Nancy Whitehead does a quick wikipedia search and discovers that everyone is being mind-controlled by a Norse god-squirrel named Ratatoskr. Apparently, she runs up and down the world tree Yggdrasil and provokes people with slanderous gossip. No lie.


Squirrel Girl and her Amazing Friends eventually track down Thor and the other Thor and not only learn of Ratatoskr's origins, but learn that she recently broke out of her cage. It's now up to Thor, Thor, and Nancy Whitehead to repair Ratatoskr's cage, which Squirrel Girl, Chipmunk Hunk, and Koi Boi take down the evil god-squirrel!


Our heroic trio manages to track down Ratatoskr in her "Girl Squirrel" guise -- but it's not that easy to defeat an enemy who can insight dissent with her words! Our heroes' squirrel and chipmunk allies are easily scattered by Ratatoskr and then we learn her ultimate goal: worldwide destruction of mankind!


Does even Squirrel Girl have what it takes to defeat a squirrel-god?? We shall have to wait until next issue!

"The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" is written by Ryan North, penciled and inked by Erica Henderson, colored by Rico Renzi, and lettered by VC's Clayton Cowles.

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