The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power - Ryan North, Erica Henderson

Squirrel Girl's got her own series now where she's starting college while still continuing to save the day along with her squirrel friends. And things are just as silly as you'd expect. Whether or not this series works depends entirely on whether the humor works for you. The book is filled with goofy humor and utter silliness, which will work for a lot of people. Unfortunately for me, the humor was a miss more often than not for me.


There were plenty of things for me to like in the story. Doreen or Squirrel Girl is a delight in her attempts to blend in with humans. Tippy Toe, Squirrel Girl's squirrel best friend, is adorable. Her new roommate, Nancy, grew on me pretty quickly after a bit of a rough start for me in the first issue. Squirrel Girl's crush on a fellow student is pretty cute from their few interactions in this book. And the love the creative team has for superheroes and Squirrel Girl is very apparent. All of which just makes me hate that it just didn't quite work for me.


The art was nice. Not my favorite, but not something that made me cringe, which I cannot say about every superhero series I read. I felt it was a great match for the series though.


I wish this had worked for me. But even though it didn't, I'm still glad it exists because there aren't a lot of superhero comics right now that are for all ages.