Sunday, May 29, 2016

Squirrel Girl Encounters a "Super Hero Truther" in UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #8!

I finally got my scanner hooked up to my computer! It really wasn't that big of a deal. It was just a busy week. But the scanner is working and I got caught up on some of my latest comic books, including... THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #8!

This latest issue launches a new romance-oriented story. It seems that a threat is menacing New York City. Yet again. The New Avengers have stepped up to save humanity and Squirrel Girl has brought along her college friend -- and animal-powered super hero -- Chipmunk Hunk to join in the fun!

The threat is quickly neutralized -- due to Squirrel Girl's quick thinking and knowledge for trivia!

Flying high from their victory, she takes a chance and asks Chipmunk Hunk out on a date to Avengers Island -- only to discover the he already has a date.

Crushed, Doreen turns to her friends, Nancy Whitehead, Tippy Toe, and Koi Boi, to find a rebound boyfriend. And where else does a group of second year computer science students turn to look for a new boyfriend? Online, of course!

They quickly discover a big problem. Do they do a dating profile for Doreen Green or for Squirrel Girl? They compromise by creating separate profiles for each side of her personality. Which leads to a variety of poorly matched online dates!!

She eventually connects with a guy named Brad -- who she initially mistakes for Hawkeye due to his profile name "HawkJock." But this date starts going south after Doreen learns that Brad is a super hero truther. Seriously. That's apparently a thing in the Marvel Universe.

Of course, Doreen's truther date is interrupted by one of Marvel Comics' biggest menaces. I'm talking, of course, about Mole Man. He kidnaps her date and challenges her for reasons that have yet to be revealed.

Of course, Brad is convinced that this is all part of some sort of "super hero false flag operation." And maybe it is. In fact, it probably is. But we won't know for certain until next month!

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #8 features story by Ryan North, art by Erica Henderson, 1918 sequence art by Andy Hirsch, trading card art by Chris Schweizer, colors by Rico Renzi, and letters by Travis Lanham.

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