We tried so hard to pick a happy read for December, but it turns out we just needed to wait until Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 hit our local comic shop (LCS.) The title by Ryan North and Ericka Henderson follows the adventures of Squirrel Girl touted as the “nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world” as she starts college.
Things we liked
- it’s cute and funny
- Tippy-Toe, the squirrel with a bow
- her college roommate
Things we didn’t like
- the font and color of the bottom notes make them very hard to read; can we get a magnifying glass with each purchase?
Random things that caught our attention (for better or worse)
- the way her tucked in tail makes her butt look; we’re waiting to see if fun booty comments from a college co-ed are in her future
Overall, we had a positive vibe. Not many of us had read previous Squirrel Girl arcs so we approached it with a fresh look. Some of us are curious about how she’ll balance her super hero work with her “just a regular human girl going to college” shtick.