The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 2: Squirrel You Know It's True by Ryan North
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the first volume of the rebooted/"new" Squirrel Girl. The second volume? I just felt like saying "yeah, that's enough."
It's not that she's not necessarily fun, or that it's not necessarily well-written or anything like that. The character is fun, in capable hands, and so on. It's just kind of exhaustingly self-aware already, a sort of self-congratulatory idea behind it that's nodding to a lot of the discussion surrounding the property these days that I could have just done without. If you want to wink at the meta, wink at the meta, y'know?
There's so much that could be done with this character, and I wasn't seeing it from this in what I felt was kind of an annoying fashion. Maybe we'll get some better expansion moving forward, but so much of the major comics right now don't seem to know what they're doing and it's a little frustrating to see such a positive comic possibly head down this road, too.
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