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MiscellaneousSoup from Grand Rapids, Michigan Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Oct 6th 2014 at 8:42:15 AM

I can't help fearing the series will have to miss the whole point of the character.

'Unbeatable' doesn't mean a lot as a title— how many times has the 'Invincible Iron Man' lost?

OTOH, I love the cute chubby redesign.

MiscellaneousSoup from Grand Rapids, Michigan Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Oct 6th 2014 at 8:43:46 AM

Sadly, I can't read the article. It's blocked here. Not going to stop me from theorizing! smile I can't regularly get comics at the store, but I can pick up compilations when they get to the library.

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Oct 6th 2014 at 9:10:59 AM

Entertainment Weekly has announced a new series from Marvel Comics — "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" by Ryan North ("Adventure Time") and Erica Henderson ("Quantum & Woody").

The series, which arrives nearly 23 years after her debut, marks Squirrel Girl's first as a headlining hero. The announcement states that the series will follow Luke Cage's former nanny as she heads off to college for a whole new set of adventures. The title also contains an adjective — "unbeatable" — not yet used by Marvel comics, setting the titular character apart from her "uncanny" and "amazing" peers.

You can check out series artist Erica Henderson's cover and character design for Squirrel Girl, as well as a variant cover by Art Adams flaunting Squirrel Girl's unbeatable-ness, below.

"Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" debuts in January. Come back to CBR tomorrow for an interview with series writer Ryan North.

Well, I'm excite.

I just hope its a more comedic thing. Reveling in the goofiness and adventures of comics.

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ScarletCajun Belligerent Webhead from Lafayette, La. Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
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Oct 6th 2014 at 9:13:49 AM

"heads off to college"

Oh, this is gonna be fun. Though, I always figured Doreen was already enrolled somewhere off-panel since she's around early 20s-ish. I am curious as what possible major she'll have (anything involving animals would be knida cliché). I do like the jacket and ear-headband.

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Bocaj Funny, but not helpful from Here Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Oct 6th 2014 at 9:15:50 AM

I wonder if colleges in the marvel universe offer anything setting appropriate.

She could hypothetically take a major in superheroics.

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ScarletCajun Belligerent Webhead from Lafayette, La. Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
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Oct 6th 2014 at 9:18:56 AM

Superhuman studies as a branch of sociology sounds plausible.

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MiscellaneousSoup from Grand Rapids, Michigan Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Oct 6th 2014 at 9:21:11 AM

I'm hoping for a crossover with the new Ms. Marvel.

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Tiamatty X-Men X-Pert from Now on Twitter Relationship Status: Brony
Oct 6th 2014 at 10:46:05 AM

That's pretty awesome. Ever since Bendis used her in New Avengers, I've wanted Squirrel Girl to get some semi-serious use.

Though I do want to point out that she was in college during New Avengers. She was attending ESU, as I recall, though I don't think her program was ever mentioned.

Also, while I don't think I've read anything by Erica Henderson, her art style sure is adorable.

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MiscellaneousSoup from Grand Rapids, Michigan Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Oct 6th 2014 at 11:33:36 AM

This is going to be awesome!

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Oct 6th 2014 at 11:43:50 AM

I like the design for Squirrel Girl. Also, with one of the writers for Adventure Time onboard, I feel certain that superhero wackiness is ahead.

edited 6th Oct '14 11:44:18 AM by CorrTerek

Oct 6th 2014 at 1:12:24 PM

[up][up][up]why. her getting serious focus is missing the point.

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Oct 6th 2014 at 2:11:17 PM

I said semi-serious. Obviously, the comic's going to be primarily humourous in tone, as it should be. But, presumably, it's not going to be exclusively about jokes. I would assume there will be some character stuff going on, too. Some actual drama.

Think of Skottie Young's current Rocket Raccoon run. It's mostly jokes, but there's some serious elements to it, too. I'm hoping for Squirrel Girl to be like that. But with somewhat more innocent humour.

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Oct 6th 2014 at 2:32:06 PM

I always liked Squirrel Girl herself but the "she can beat anybody!" gag got old pretty fast. So as long as they don't go that way here, I might give the series a chance. Just say her beating Doom, Thanos etc. were just daydreams of hers (as implied in the promo.)

As for her new look, I'm Ok with it- being slightly obese can be attractive, for example, Amethyst of Steven Universe's Crystal Gems.

edited 6th Oct '14 2:33:00 PM by Sijo

Bocaj Funny, but not helpful from Here Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Oct 6th 2014 at 2:37:51 PM

Aw man, I don't want them to retcon her beating Doom and Thanos into dreams. Especially not the Doom defeat.

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Tiamatty X-Men X-Pert from Now on Twitter Relationship Status: Brony
Oct 6th 2014 at 3:20:29 PM

Squirrel Girl beating Doom must remain canon. Always. That can't be retconned. Not a Doombot, either. Actual Doom.

But yeah, I would prefer they not go too overboard with the opponents she beats in this book. Or, if they do, at least make the wins make sense. The problem the gag ran into was having her beat ridiculous enemies entirely off-panel.

Edit: [up][up][up] I dated a fat girl for years. She regularly got hit on by guys. And a few times by girls. I don't see being fat as being something that's inherently less attractive than being skinny. It's more that we're conditioned to think of extra weight as being inherently unattractive. I'd love to see more cute chubby girls in pop culture.

edited 6th Oct '14 3:30:09 PM by Tiamatty

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MiscellaneousSoup from Grand Rapids, Michigan Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Oct 6th 2014 at 6:06:43 PM

This is looking to be very good.

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SKJAM Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Oct 6th 2014 at 6:55:57 PM

Perhaps like One-Punch Man, the fact that she can defeat opponents way out of her supposed weight class will simply be a given, and the stories will instead revolve around her personality and how she interacts with people she can't just overwhelm.

Tiamatty X-Men X-Pert from Now on Twitter Relationship Status: Brony
Oct 6th 2014 at 7:15:50 PM

Another option is that she'll be put up against foes that are weird and ridiculous. Like a giant monster made of peanuts or something.

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MiscellaneousSoup from Grand Rapids, Michigan Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Oct 7th 2014 at 4:49:45 AM

Either of those options would be great!

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Oct 9th 2014 at 9:47:03 PM

The only way a truly unbeatable Squirrel Girl would work would be if the entire thing was played for laughs (and out of continuity, as with certain Deadpool stories.) And even then, I think I would get tired of them fast. Frankly the adventures of a college-age girl hero (ala new Miss Marvel) with danger and real-life problems would be much more interesting.

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Oct 12th 2014 at 1:47:53 PM

Thought-provoking. I like it!

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MiscellaneousSoup from Grand Rapids, Michigan Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Oct 26th 2014 at 5:01:14 PM

Do we have any information on the first issue?

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