Wednesday, March 9, 2016

It's Doom Versus the Squirrel Girls in THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #5!

I'm running a bit late, but finally picked up my copy of THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #5! This is the latest (and last) chapter in Squirrel Girl's unanticipated trip back to the 1960s. (Check out here, here, and here to catch up a bit!) But the gist is that Squirrel Girl and Tippy-Toe found themselves mysteriously transported 40 years into the past -- and only Doreen's BFF Nancy Whitehead remembers her absence. Squirrel Girl finds an assortment of other ESU computer science students in the past as well.

Nancy comes across a time-displaced Doctor Doom -- still smarting from his defeat by Squirrel Girl during her first super-mission! They travel back to the 1960s where Doom decides to take over the world long before Marvel's superheroes have a chance to experience their various origins!

All seems bleak when two final time-travelers arrive from the future (AKA our present): Old Lady Squirrel Girl and Cody (AKA the guy who sent everyone back in time in the first place!!).

I laughed quite a bit when I discovered the reason that Cody sent Squirrel Girl and the other ESU students back in time: He was trying to affect the curve in his favor for his "Intro to Databases" course, so used his time-travel gun (which he mysteriously inherited from his weird aunt) to get rid of his class' better students!

Meanwhile, it was pretty awesome to watch Squirrel Girl and Old Lady Squirrel Girl fight the good fight against Doctor Doom -- even if their efforts weren't quite getting there!

But Old Lady Squirrel Girl's appearance from the future was enough to give our Doreen an idea about how to defeat Doom once and for all. Here's a huge clue!!

By the end of this story, Doom is defeated and everyone is back to where they began -- except one cool individual who would be so awesome to see again! I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

"The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5" is written by Ryan North, with art by Erica Henderson, coloring by Rico Renzi, and lettering and production by Travis Lanham!

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