Title: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power
Writer: Ryan North
Artist: Erica Henderson
Series: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1-4
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Comics/Graphic Novel
Length: 128 pages
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Source: Personal collection
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!
COLLECTING: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 1-4
This was so fun and hilarious. Doreen is a breath of fresh air as a superheroine. She is awkward, creative, and friendly. She doesn’t have typical comic book female physique, instead representing a strong and more realistic body type.
Squirrel Girl is truly an outside-the-box thinker. When facing villains, she finds creative, non-violent solutions to conflict (even though she’s totally strong enough to physically take on any adversary).
This series has so many positive messages for young readers. I am fortunate that my school library purchased a class set of this graphic novel last year. I can’t wait to read this with the 8th graders in my Comic Book class, and I need to acquire more volumes in this series!
I will definitely post an update once I’ve had a chance to use this in the classroom.