Fangirls, I know we’re only two issues in, but holy guacamole am I in love with Squirrel Girl. After the first issue, I made a pattern to cosplay her, even. She’s phenomenal, and issue 2 only proves that it’s getting better.
At the end of issue 1, we found out that the squirrels knew something we didn’t; Galactus was on his way to Earth, and Squirrel Girl was the only one who could stop him. In this issue, she’s aware that something is going to happen, but she isn’t sure what it is yet. So she goes to her school’s club drive with Nancy.
Nancy takes some convincing, but while they’re at the club drive, she gets distracted, and finds her way. She comes back only after Doreen is talking to the cute boy she spoke with in the beginning of issue 1. Nancy calls Doreen out on her crush, and finds out the boy’s full name for her (Thomas Lara-Perez).
Just moments later, Doreen’s squirrel alerts her to the severity of the Galactus situation, and tells her the full details. They realize that they need to get to space, and take him down. When they realize that their little helicopter won’t get them to space, they’re stuck with one option; steal a suit from Tony Stark.
So Doreen and Tippy break into Avenger’s Tower, and with the help of a ton of squirrels, they get a bunch of Iron-Man pieces. Squirrel Girl convinces the armor to reshape to her body and a smaller one to shape to Tippy’s. They’re about to fly into space, when they’re grabbed by Whiplash. And that’s where the issue leaves off.
I’m loving these characters that are in my age range. It makes me feel like I can do the things they’re doing and relate to them on other levels. It’s really great to see Squirrel Girl doing her own thing, and working to save the universe too. I think that Marvel does an absolutely amazing job of showing not only the hero-side of things, but the secret identity side too. These characters are more fleshed out, and totally more relatable when you know not only what their struggles in the suit are, but also what they’re doing outside of it. DC seems to be trying to get this with Harley Quinn and the new run of Batgirl (and in the future, Black Canary), but Marvel has been doing this forever. I like it, because I feel like I know Doreen. She’s someone I could be friends with, and that makes me more interested in her story.
So obviously, it’s fantastic, Fangirls. I love everything about it, especially the little lines of text under the bottom panel of each page. I hope that continues, because it’s a lot of fun, and keeps me interested.
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