There is no denying that Marvel’s Squirrel Girl attracts an ever-growing fan following, but the real question is, now that she is several issues into a self titled series if a character who essentially started as a mood lightning joke still holds up.
In issue #23 of Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl we find Doreen, Aka Squirrel Girl, her faithful Squirrel companion Tippy-Toe, and her roommate Nancy still in the Savage Lands after winning a trip there in the previous issue. They, as well as all the other contest winners, are now tasked with saving the Savage Lands.
What makes this run of Squirrel Girl so entertaining is that is doesn’t take itself too seriously. This issue in particular includes a pun filled menu, and even pokes fun at D.C. powerhouse Superman, with a wink and a nudge. But perhaps what best illustrates the book’s lightheartedness is the fact that author, Ryan North, is constantly breaking the fourth wall using footnotes to directly address the readers.
Erica Henderson’s artwork is beautifully simplistic, giving just enough to stir the reader’s imagination. The colors, especially for these Savage Lands issues, are dark and muted, giving a sense of foreboding that balances out the bright and snarky feel of the dialogue, giving the book a bit more gravitas.
23 issues in and Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is just as charming as Issue #1. Hopefully, North and Henderson can continue to make magic happen and this book will carry on eating nuts and kicking butts.