Book Review

Squirrel Power

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North
Release: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Marvel


Ryan North, THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL, SQUIRREL POWERWolverine, 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!

I have a subscription for Marvel Collector’s Corps, a subscription box from Funko with cool items inside. For one of those boxes, the exclusive Pop was Squirrel Girl and her sidekick, Tippy Toe. Since I’ve received it, I’ve just wanted Squirrel Girl everything. Everything. I just couldn’t find anything immediately or nearby.

I just love wandering through Barnes and Noble and seeing things I didn’t know existed. On one of those trips, I saw a hardcover of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe. This obviously isn’t for that. But I didn’t know that they were so easy to find that I could just walk into B&N and get one.

O! M! G! Was this wonderful. She’s part-squirrel, part-girl, with amazing strength.

In the first one, she’s starting university under the alias of Doreen Green. She needs to hide her tail and her sidekick from her new roommate, Nancy Whitehead, but since her roommate has smuggled in a pet of her own, Tippy Toe is free to roam around. But then impending doom is headed straight for Earth and Doreen needs to be Squirrel Girl and her roommate isn’t as blind as Squirrel Girl hopes once she saves Nancy from a robbery attempt. And all of this happens before her first class.


It truly shows that anything is possible. It also never really shows how she beats her foes, just mentions a lot of talking and the occasional punch or two.

If you enjoy Marvel, graphic novels, and/or squirrels, please get these! I’ve only read the first so far, Squirrel Power, but I see good things coming forth.


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