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review 2018-04-06 07:21
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 3
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 3: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now - Erica Henderson,Ryan North

DNF: Page 49

 

I checked out this book while I was doing my Comixology free trial and the work did not click with me.

 

The artwork was a bit offputting for me. It wasn't terrible, but I didn't like the art style because of how the facial expression was drawn. Most of the characters share the same goofy looking faces in the panels I read. I don't mind silly facial expressions for a few scenes, but frequently seeing them becomes old.

 

The main thing that I couldn't stand in this book was the writing. I'm willing to deal with art styles I don't like if the story or writing is intriguing and entertaining (Higurashi and Umineko visual novels for example). Unfortunately, the comic's writing was the weakest point. It tries too hard to be funny and quirky. The worst part would have to be when the writer points out stuff to the reader like this example: "From Wikipedia. You can tell because this looks a lot like a Wikipedia entry." Lines like that example happen a lot in this comic from the panels to the margins at the bottom of the pages. I don't find those funny, and it breaks me away from the plot. 

 

This comic was not for me. 

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review 2018-01-01 06:00
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 4: I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It - Erica Henderson,Ryan North

Squirrel Girl comics are always enjoyable and this was no exception.

 

I liked how clever this volume was. The choose your own adventure comic was so much fun. Plus, Doreen’s foray into online dating was so relatable. I loved how the last comic gave us a (totally not boring) computer science lesson.

 

Overall, this was another great volume.

 

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text 2017-06-25 00:18
Reading progress update: I've read 85 out of 176 pages.
Jughead Vol. 1 - Chip Zdarsky,Erica Henderson

Pros: Juggie is asexual. I find that refreshing. I love seeing characters of all the rainbow.

 

Cons: the dream sequence things. That's really not doing it for me. 

 

But this is making me really wish my library would hurry up on my Archie request.

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review 2017-04-11 07:21
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North & Erica Henderson
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power - Ryan North,Erica Henderson

I am in such a comic kick right now. All I want to do is read ALL of the comics! And so I decided to pick up a comic all about Squirrel Girl. I'll admit, I don't know much about the character. I know she has a huge following but I have never heard about her until the release of this comic. And I have to say I'm intrigued.

 

Squirrel Girl is quirky, fun, and slightly bizarre, but that just adds to her charm. It took a while of getting used to, to be honest. The first issue in this volume was just not for me. I felt like the creators were trying too hard in reaching new fans to mix in with the old. I didn't find it funny and the artwork is not my favorite. I understand why you'd want to draw Doreen with the pursed lips and buck teeth (she is supposed to be part squirrel), but when I saw every other character drawn in that style as well, it didn't seem unique at all. Just the way Henderson illustrates, I guess. Anyway, the art style is just not my cup of tea and the whole tone of the first issue left me feeling rather disappointed. I had heard that Squirrel Girl was an amazing character that goes on fun adventures and I just did not see that from the first issue.

 

The second issue started off in much the same way. By this point, I was wondering whether I was going to enjoy this super hero comic at all. However, by the end of the second issue, much to my contentment, the tone and the pace improved dramatically! The plot picked up and became interesting, the characters were authentically funny, and I felt the creators were able to figure out what story they wanted to tell. It became a fun story about Squirrel Girl saving the world from Galactus, who wanted to eat Earth for its life energy. The comic became a story that I found quite entertaining and I am so glad it did.

 

But the end of this first volume, Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl) was an interesting character with her own quirks and way of handling "villains" that I wanted to see more of. I want to see more of Squirrel Girl and Galactus just chilling and talking about life. (Trust me. It's quite a hilarious site to see.) And speaking of Galactus, he's my new best friend! His entire presence in this comic made it that much more enjoyable to me. I love his nonchalant way of speaking and his laid back attitude. Seriously, he's a great character and I hope to see more of him in the future installments.

 

In this particular volume, the first comic where Squirrel Girl makes an appearance is included in the back of the book. It was so interesting seeing where she got her origins from. Seeing the difference in character designs was most fascinating to me. And, although I don't really like the artwork for this comic, I much more prefer the current rendition of Squirrel Girl than her previous one. X3

 

In all, this was a pretty good intro to who Squirrel Girl is as a super hero. This comic takes a while to get going but once it does, it's a fun ride up into space! If you like fun, silly, and bizarre comics, then give this one a read. I'm glad I was finally able to see who Doreen Green a.k.a Squirrel Girl is!

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review 2017-03-13 22:56
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 3: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now - Erica Henderson,Ryan North

As usual, Squirrel Girl is freaking amazing. I loved how she took down Doctor Doom in this collection. Very clever. The Howard the Duck two part crossover was fun as well. Overall, Squirrel Girl rocks!

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