The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So a few things:
1) Squirrel Girl is awesome, and she also happens to be super powerful, and someone like Ryan North is exactly the type of writer to get to the heart of the whole thing.
2) Squirrel Girl as a comic is kind of limited in its available scope, and probably gets a boost due to the fun novelty of it all combined with her notoriety as one of those c-level superheroes that got very short thrift in the Marvel canon but is one of those fun trivia answers.
This comic ultimately works because it tries to subvert a lot of comic tropes while still sitting firmly within the universe itself. It doesn't go too far in either direction (a welcome change from, say, the recent Thor debacle, and tries deliberately to keep things really light. That's welcome.
I suppose if you're looking for a more serious take, look elsewhere. As a "better than most of the recent Marvel Now" stuff, though, it's worth a good gander. Plus, you can't really argue with a "EAT NUTS KICK BUTTS" tagline, can you?
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