Monday, April 4, 2016

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6 - A Review

Howard The Duck has a new case! One that will not involve any weirdness like cosmic-powered clothing or alien fanboys trying to abduct him. Unfortunately, his efforts to find a missing cat do lead to The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

Why is that unfortunate? Because that also puts him in the path of Kraven The Hunter, who has been hired to abduct him on behalf of a human fangirl. See? That's totally different! And there's nothing cosmic about it!

Now The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl must rescue her new... acquaintance. Thankfully, Squirrel Girl and Kraven have something of an understanding. But even if he is willing to stand aside once his contract is fulfilled, can Doreen Green face the peril of an army of cosplaying Doom-bots?

Is there any story that has been more frequently adapted for comics than The Most Dangerous Game?  Probably not. But Ryan North and Chip Zdarsky manage to build upon the classic concept with a heaping-helping of humor that makes the whole thing new and hilarious. And yes - the Kra-van is indeed the greatest thing to happen to Kraven The Hunter in the last 20 years.

The artwork for this issue conforms to the usual high standard we expect of Erica Henderson and Rico Renzi. We're also treated to a bit of artwork from Howard The Duck artist Joe Quinones, who painted the side of the Kra-Van. Even Chip Zdarsky gets in on the act, providing the artwork for Howard The Duck's card in the Deadpool's Guide To Super-Villains collector card set, which needs ot be a real piece of merchandise ASAP!

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