THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #11
Written by Ryan North
Art by Jacob Chabot, Erica Henderson, Rico Renzi, Travis Lanham
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Doreen has fun with computer science in the latest issue of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!
North, a treasure amongst comic book writers, actually makes learning about computer science fun and easy in a weird, very Squirrel Girl fashion. His writing lives up to other works I’ve read by the man and made me crack up every page. His absurdist comedy is always welcomed and makes The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl as fun to read as a Deadpool comic, if not more so.
Chabot definitely seems to be having fun with the boundlessness that comes with a dreamworld. With no limits on his imagination, the ways he chooses to transition from one dream to another are interesting to see and the usage of both of Doreen’s costumes is always nice. Paired with Renzi’s coloring, the two deliver an issue filled with popping hues and classic-esque designs for a few choice villains. The lettering by Lanham adds to the bright atmosphere of the issue as well.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl delivers yet another fantastic issue. The lessons of empathy between Doreen and Nightmare and even Doreen and Count Nefaria speak true to how Squirrel Girl defeats her enemies more from understanding them and trying to help them understand others than just beating them up. The fact that the group was able to make me learn a thing or two about computer science without boring me to death also speaks volumes about how well the creative team was able to work together.
If you haven’t started reading The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, you probably shouldn’t start at 001011, it’s a bit weird to start at issue #11 on anything, though, you can if you want to. If you have been reading The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, this issue will not disappoint.
The Verdict: 10/10