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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power

(The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Collected Editions) #1)

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Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.) That's right, you asked for it, you got it, it's SQUIRREL GIRL! (She's also starting college this semester.) It's the start of a brand-new set of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!

Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Marvel
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Lindsey Rey
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix

Any hero that can take down Deadpool, Wolverine, Thanos and Dr. Doom has earned that much.

Tear ‘em up, ya cute lil’ squirrels, yo!!

Squirrel Girl, aka Doreen Green, wants to move out of the Avengers headquarters attic and live a life as a normal person, so she, accompanied by Tippy, her squirrel sidekick, enroll at Empire University and…

…ends up “protecting” the college from the villainy that is Kraven.

Her squirrel network alerts her to an incoming threat by Galactus and the race is
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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My reaction to The Unbearable Squirrel GirlSam Quixote (Don’t let the 3 Star review fool you, Sam must have suffered a head injury when he rated the first issue and has now come to his senses) . . . .

Keep y’all nasty Kool-Aid over there because there is NO WAY I’m jumping on this bandwagon.

I knew things weren’t
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Hmm... Here's the thing: I have always liked the character of Squirrel Girl. This may be partly because one of my friends hates the character so much that I over-emphasised my love for the character to annoy him and, over the years, my faux-love became real-love.

Despite my affection for the character, I have to say that I didn't think much of this book. I was incredibly excited when Marvel first announced they were doing a Squirrel Girl book but, having now read it, I can only say that it was a
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
This is a very silly book. Which is exactly what I was hoping for. Squirrel Girl can be a lot of fun, and I really like her total earnestness. And also that she talks to squirrels. It's a totally irreverent (I bet nobody will ever write Galactus like this again) and weird book, and it's kind of perfect. The art is adorable and fits the title perfectly, and I love the silly footnotes at the bottom of each page. Incredibly fun to read. ...more
Oct 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
Obviously for a much younger audience than me.
Dave Schaafsma
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
So this is part of the important wave of strong girl main character comics, and yay, it is another good one you can put on the shelf next to Willow Wilson's Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan. I like the new Ms. Marvel better than this one, but this one has energy and humor. initially the feel of that art (by Erika Henderson) is children's or tween comics, and at a glance it is sort of silly, and I will let you know how my 8-11 year olds think of it, [Harry, 11, interjects, "Yeah, I really liked it! I don' ...more
monica kim
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Well that was glorious.
Scottsdale Public Library

Move over, Deadpool, Ant-Man, and Star Lord! Here's a Marvel-ous young woman who will give you a run for your money, fighting supervillains with charm and wit! Squirrel Girl, aka Doreen Green, is a college student with several secrets, including her ability to speak Squirrel, "borrow" Iron Man's flying armor, and convince Galactus to devour some other planet than the Earth. Great fun! - Louisa A.
Ashley DiNorcia
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Squirrel Girl is the new bae
"You know what happens to a squirrel when it gets mad? The same thing that happens to everything else.

Which is to say, increased heart rate, elevated adrenaline and norepinephrine production, a lessened capacity for self-monitoring, etc., etc."

HIL-arious. Love all the sly humor and in-jokes and just...good-natured ribbing of super heroes and super villains in this graphic novel.
There isn't one thing about this comic that isn't ridiculous. Did I say fabulous? I meant ridiculous.

Especially the footnotes at the bottom of each page that just can't help calling attention to how ridiculous this all is.

Like so:

Or this:

And there's some pretty spot-on personality coming out of this Doreen chick:

But the best part is how unflappable she is:

The Unflappable Squirrel Girl sounds waaaay better than The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, don't you think? Of course you do.

Doreen's the plucky
Are you sick of comics featuring macho men doing macho men things?

Are you sick of comics showing women with balloon boobs and endless legs?

Are you sick of comics that are all death, sadness, and conflict?

Do you just want to feel good when you read a comic?

Do you want to laugh?

Do you want to read about a confident lady?

Do you like squirrels?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is for you. This comic is the most fun I've ever had while reading comics. It's cleve
Tom Ewing
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marvel-comics
Comedy superhero comics have usually rested on the assumption that there is something rather silly about superheroes, and you can get a good laugh by laying bare what it is. It works, because these assumptions are true. But superheroes are also awesome, so there is a lot of room for a superhero comedy which takes THAT as its starting point.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is that comic. As the title suggests, there is no confrontation Squirrel Girl cannot win, and the joy is in seeing her do it. Of
Dov Zeller
Nov 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I am not sure what makes people so squirreliffically excited about this comic. It's for sure cute with some clever gimmicks and it makes sure you know how cute and quirky and slightly-left-of-clever it its.

Maybe part of my luke-warm feeling toward the comic is my general dislike for any super-hero-type comics that let action stand in for or get in the way of storytelling. There is some okay storytelling in here, but it doesn't get much better than okay.

All of this said, I appreciate that Squir
Ashley Marie
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
omg this was fun and super-cute! I'd never heard of Squirrel Girl before and throughout the book I kept going "you've gotta be kidding me" but it was awesome :) Also had no idea she'd been around so long! Thanks Papa Stan! And a big thanks to Ryan and Erica for this awesome comic. Seriously, Doreen and Tippy-Toe and Nancy and Mew are the BEST.

Now time to find more Squirrel Girl, particularly involving Deadpool.
Feb 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: queer, bd_etc
When is Squirrel Girl getting her own franchise film(s), I ask!
Rory Wilding
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Squirrel Girl was created by writer Will Murray and artist Steve Ditko for the Marvel Super-Heroes Winter Special in 1991, she seemed to be a contrast to the majority of female superheroes at that time who are not only born out of dramatic tales but also with perfect physicality to sexually appeal the male readers. When you read her debut issue “The Coming of ... Squirrel Girl”, which appears at the end of this first volume, she is clearly a fan girl who wants to partner with her favourite ...more
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have never, EVER loved any comic as much as I head-over-heels ADORED The Unbeatable Squirrel, Volume 1! It was so hilarious and so AWESOME. I looooooooooove Doreen/Squirrel Girl and her main squirrel sidekick Tippy-Toe, I love her fabulous roommate Nancy (and Nancy's cat sidekick Mew), and OMG do I love the humor throughout, both in the fantastic, witty writing and in the equally fantastic & witty art. I laughed out loud again and again (often at the nearly-hidden footnotes, which I finally di ...more
Beth Cato
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel, 2016
One of the wonderful things about Christmas is that it gives me an excuse to buy books I've wanted to read, so I can read them first then give them as gifts. I've heard wonderful things about Squirrel Girl, so I bought this for my 11-year-old son. He loves funny superheroes like Teen Titans Go. I think this is perfectly suited for his age, and I thought it was a hoot, too. I adore how Squirrel Girl is drawn--she's curvy and proud of it! She's also smart, and manages to beat the bad guys with her ...more
Laura (bbliophile)
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This was actually really fun!
Feb 26, 2022 rated it really liked it
Ah, Marvel. You've got hopeful, crafty, spunky, horror, snarky, and so many other kinds of styles going on. You've even got fourth-wall-breaking Deadpool. The only thing you need now is OVERPOWERED OPTIMISM.

Welcome Squirrel Girl to your ranks. She is utterly unflappable, really into nuts, and will never back down from ANY challenge.

And, I have to admit it, super cute and awkward as all hell.

Yes, she took town Kraven, Galacticus, and Doctor Doom in this volume. Like, utterly. And in Doctor Doom'
Feb 25, 2016 rated it liked it
When I first heard about Squirrel Girl, I thought…Marvel? This must be a joke, right? But when I noticed I could actually order it and it had the Marvel logo on the cover, I knew this was for realz.

Apparently, Squirrel Girl made an appearance in Marvel’s Super Heroes #8 (1990) in a story alongside Iron Man. What’s absolutely fantastic about this first Volume is that the story from that issue is included in the back of the book. Here’s what Squirrel Girl looked like back then:

And what she looks
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Renay by: Baco
Shelves: 2015
This was ADORABLE and so funny. I've always loved Ryan North's comedy writing, and his writing combined with Erica Henderson's art style is a perfect match. I laughed out loud so many times. Plus, Doreen's habit of always at least trying to see peaceful resolution is a breath of fresh air. ALSO THERE WERE SO MANY GREAT PUNS ABOUT NUTS. :D :D :D ...more
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Well, even though I don't own any Squirrel Girl underoos I do count myself as a long-time devotee of the character right back to her Steve Ditko conception. She's a character who gives Marvel an outlet for some much needed self satirization and I usually have a good time in her company, barring her guesting in Bendis' godawful New Avengers. Ryan North gets the tone pretty much right though he doesn't quite hit the ground running. Some bits worked better than others and humour that pokes fun at t ...more
Matthew Marcus
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
I'd had this lying around the house for ages, but given that my 7-year-old daughter had now finished the second volume too it was time to get round to reading and rating it properly. And that's some of my joy in Squirrel Girl: finally, a superhero comic that a little girl can read and love as much as her big bad grumpy dad.

This is a proper "comic", which is to say, it has lots and lots of comedy in it, but it's not just a knees-up: Doreen Green defeats villains the likes of Kraven and Galactus,
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Such a fun read! Squirrel Girl might seem like just a one note joke, but over the years since her creation, she's proven herself time and time again, and Marvel has finally started taking her seriously -- but not too seriously! This is not just a fun read, but, along with Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal, it's an important read for young comic fans who need to see positive, confident young heroes like this. ...more
Super adorable! As someone who is not a big superhero fan, this was so for me. For one, she tries to get out of fights with other supers. For another, she is Squirrel Girl and her squirrel sidekick is a hoot. Everything that comes out of her mouth is dripping with cleverness and cuteness. The power of cute RULES!
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review can be found on my graphic novels blog: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2016/12/0...

My life has been nuts lately, so what better book to check out than Squirrel Girl!

This book has been highly recommended by my friend Michael at the blog My Comic Relief who waxes poetic about this series. Combined with my need for a short book to review this week, due to a time crunch with the upcoming holidays and a big final project due in one of my grad classes, I gave it a go. The book was funny, quir
Wanda Pedersen
***Wanda’s Summer Carnival of Children’s Literature***

Who’s a cute, sassy superhero who will appeal to girls? Why Squirrel Girl, of course. She’s smart, but a bit of an adorable dork. She eats nuts and kicks butts. Except she does much less butt kicking that you would expect from that slogan—she actually solves a lot of problems by making reasonable arguments and making friends—a good thing really, as I value those skills over butt-kicking.

Also appreciated is that (other than her fluffy squirrel
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