Thursday, April 28, 2016

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7 - A Review

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Do you like the Choose Your Own Adventure books? If the answer to either of these questions is 'yes', you're in luck! Because this month's Unbeatable Squirrel Girl gives you - yes YOU - the chance to be Squirrel Girl and decide the direction of the story.

It's interactive fiction without a computer!  Amazing, isn't it?

Oh, and Galactus narrates the whole thing!

Ryan North's script for this issue is as hilarious as usual. It also perfectly captures the feeling of an R.A. Montgomery book, with a number of branching and interchangeable scenes. And there's also a few arbitrary and utterly insane ways to die because it wouldn't be a Choose Your Own Adventure story if you didn't just randomly die because of a perfectly reasonable choice.

Erica Henderson and Rico Renzi offer up their usual excellent effort. Turning the pages and following the arrows twisting around the panels is a fun bit of mental exercise and everything looks bright and fun. I have to wonder, though - where does Galactus find a smoking jacket in his size?

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