And now, comics are fun again.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is exactly the comic kind of comic we need. With comic series taking themselves way too serious these days, it’s nice to have a funny, quirky comic we can read without worrying about the overall continuity, and really have a good time.
The new series opens strong with a theme song that detailed Squirrel Girl’s history. It’s great creators Ryan North and Erica Henderson have no intention to revamp Squirrel Girl for a new generation, and instead they embraced the character’s bizarre and quirkiness.
The story follow Squirrel Girl Doreen Green moving out of the Avengers Mansion to enroll in an university. The story focuses on how Doreen has to juggle her life as a normal college student, and a superhero. The book is a fun read, and the art style really captures the lighthearted tone. There are some quirkiness here and there that can usually only be found in a Deadpool comic, and it’s perfect, as the series features “Deadpool Guide to Super Villains” trading cards. This is Squirrel Girl’s references to famous super villains in the Marvel Universe, and it’s something I want to see her uses throughout the series.
No joke, the art is what makes the issue perfect. Artist Erica Henderson does a wonderful job creating a fun, and light tone for the new series, and it’s a instant hit right success right away. Ryan North’s script will not work without all the visual humors provided by Henderson’s art, and this is one of the few times I actually feel the art trumps the writing.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl starts off strong. The series is witty, fast and funny, and it’s definitely a book you want to check out. First issue ends on an awesome cliffhanger too, so I can’t wait to see how Squirrel Girl will save the day.