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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 2017-03-29 23:52
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel M... The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World - Shannon Hale,Vitale Mangiatordi,Dean Hale

This was a super fun prequel to the existing Squirrel Girl comics. I love that it had a deaf character (who was totally awesome btw) because you don't see that often in books. Overall, it was silly and outrageous but that is Squirrel Girl in a nutshell (bad pun I know).

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text 2017-03-28 19:44
Reading progress update: I've listened 58 out of 473 minutes.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World - Abigail Revasch,Shannon Hale,Dean Hale,Tara Sands,Listening Library

"I'm sure Tony Stark is a very nice man who is just confused about facial hair trends."

 

Doreen and her new squirrel friend are discussing the Avengers, and Tony Stark isn't faring well. The squirrel also referred to him as Garbage Can Man.

 

This is all part of a discussion about which one of the Avengers would be the best at picking up garbage. The squirrel thinks Iron Man would be best (because he flies around in a garbage can), or maybe Daredevil. Doreen thinks Captain America would be best.

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text 2017-03-28 16:40
Reading progress update: I've listened 25 out of 473 minutes.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World - Abigail Revasch,Shannon Hale,Dean Hale,Tara Sands,Listening Library

19 minutes in:

"When she didn't know what to say, she defaulted to extreme friendliness."

 

And now:

"At moments like this, she briefly considered giving up on optimism. Expecting the worst sounded so much easier than demanding wonderfulness from life. But no, she would not be defeated."

 

I tend to be a pessimist, but I like Doreen's attitude anyway.

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text 2017-03-28 15:58
Reading progress update: I've listened to 1 out of 473 minutes.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World - Abigail Revasch,Shannon Hale,Dean Hale,Tara Sands,Listening Library

I used up all my Audible credits and cancelled my membership, because I've been listening to a lot of library audiobooks lately and I'm horribly behind on my Audible stuff. I'll start up my membership again once I've made it through a big enough chunk of my backlog.

 

Okay, so everything I know about Squirrel Girl I learned from reading reviews of the comics here on Booklikes. We'll see how well this book works for me. The excerpt sounded fun.

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