Fangirls, why is marvel doing this? Why are they sending out new #1s? It’s cruel, and irritating, and to be honest, it doesn’t really seem like things have changed. Squirrel Girl is now in her second year of Computer Science school, has moved out of her dorm into an apartment with Nancy, and it seems like things are pretty run of the mill.
My favorite new thing, so far, is Squirrel Girl’s outfit. She’s wearing a long sleeve shirt with a skirt, now, and it’s super adorable. But she’s working more with Koi Boi and Chipmunk Hunk and Nancy.
Since she’s moved in with Nancy, Doreen’s mother wants to meet. So they do, and Maureen (Doreen’s mom) tells Nancy all these amazingly embarrassing stories, and they head back to the apartment. On the roof, they get “attacked” by a mostly metal man, who is holding Mew and Tippy Toe hostage!
After takin him down, Doreen realizes (with Maureen’s help), that maybe the robot man wasn’t really attacking them. His technology is very old, and programmed with Hydra info, so Nancy and Doreen take him apart, and give him a new body. It’s a pretty great montage.
After they put him back together, and wake him up, he explains that Hydra programmed him, so he didn’t really mean all of the stuff he said about “murder” and “annihilation.” They convince him that he should go to school with them, so they dress him up to hide his robot exterior, and they go to school.
It’s a good issue. I’m a bit lost as to why everything needed to be restarted, but what can you do? One of my favorite pieces of the issue was a panel after Brain Drain (robot dude) asks them if they could still be the person they were 10 years ago. One panel shows Squirrel Girl, looking pleased as punch, while the other shows a young man who looks slightly like Nancy. I think it’s wonderful when comics show transgender individuals as they flourish and find themselves. I think it’s important to have all sorts of diverse peoples in media of all types.
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