Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3 - A Review

The good news is that Nancy - roommate of the lost-in-time Squirrel Girl and the only person who remembers that Doreen Green exists - has stumbled across someone with a time machine who also remembers Squirrel Girl. The bad news is that person is Doctor Doom. And not just any Doctor Doom but the "just-jumped-forward in time" Doctor Doom who, from his perspective, just suffered an undignified defeat at Squirrel Girl's hands!

Of course Nancy might still be able to talk Doom into helping her... assuming she can stop a fight from breaking out between Doom and literally every other superhero in New York who just happens to pass by at that exact moment.  Doom is nothing if not reasonable and the idea that one of his greatest enemies is in a position to accidentally rewrite history is not something Doom would allow. But could the very act of trying to prevent further damage to the timeline cause greater damage? And what is Doreen doing in the past right now anyway?
I love the writing on this book. And just when I think I can't love it anymore, Ryan North treats us to something like The Punisher cheerfully apologizing for harassing someone he is told is a cosplayer. Or the fact that among the many wonders of Doctor Doom's armor is the fact that his gauntlets can operate touch screens! This book is just plain fun.

The artwork by Erica Henderson is equally enjoyable. Henderson's cartoonish style is a good fit for North's manic scripts. Yet she also draws a suitably menacing Doctor Doom. The colors by Rico Renzi are also praiseworthy.

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