Monday, April 04, 2016
Have you read Squirrel Girl?
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL, VOL. 1 - I've heard nothing but good things of this book and the character, so when we received a copy of the TPB here at the Library I decided to take a chance. What a delight!
Ryan North and Erica Henderson do a wonderful job with Doreen Green, a young lady with the 'proportional strength and abilities of a squirrel'. Yep, you heard that right. Heck, she even has her own theme song, which she made up and sings herself. It does remind one of the old Spider-Man theme song, but that might just be a coincidence. Heck, she is able to confront Kraven the Hunter, who seems to be fixated on another hero, until SG sets him straight. And how many young super-heroes can claim to have fought Galactus on the Moon and actually convinced him to leave Earth alone for a while? Oh, did I mention that Squirrel Girl can also communicate with squirrels and that they are much more than we suspect? Tippy-Toe is her current squirrel sidekick, easily recognizable due to her pink bow.
If you take your heroes seriously, then this is not the book for you. However if you have a sense of humor and want to see an all ages, female friendly book you can recommend to even non-superhero fans, this might be a good place to start.