The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 2: Squirrel You Know It’s True

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 2: Squirrel You Know It’s True by Ryan North

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Distributors
Published: 2015
Publisher: Marvel
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Comics, Humor, Action, Fights


The breakout character of 2015 continues her one-woman crusade against injustice and jerks! These TAILS of the Squirrel Girl will show you the Marvel Universe’s most powerful super hero from a bunch of brand-new perspectives, several of them Quite Astonishing.


What… the… hell… happened?

The first volume was incredible! I kept praising it. Man was it fun. But it was especially fun because it combined real life situations – like moving to college, meeting your roommate and having a crush – to less real situations, like fighting different villains with the help of squirrels (and wit).

This was… all over the place. Well, first of all, it starts with Squirrel Girl battling dinosaurs out of the blue, without any sort of context, and with Squirrel Girl’s new roommate being one of the people taken hostage inside the Statue of the Liberty.

And, if you think that there’s going to be a close-up on those battle scenes with the dinosaurs and other heroes, you are greatly mistaken. Instead, the hostages are talking about Squirrel Girl and each give their own distinct versions of who Squirrel Girl is to them.

That was not fun. On the contrary, it was incredibly boring, especially since it goes on and on and on. There are many different squirrel girls featured, and honestly I just didn’t care about all the other squirrel girls that may or may not exist in the comic world. The one I care about is THIS one.

But that’s not all. After the battle with the dinosaurs – that we’ve barely seen – Squirrel Girl goes on to fight even more villains. It’s so ALL OVER THE PLACE, once again. It’s hard to follow, and it’s TOO MUCH. It’s crazy how unlike the first volume this sequel is. It’s like the writers and illustrators decided to switch directions with the story and even characters that they introduced in the first volume. Actually, that’s the problem – there wasn’t much OF a story.

Anyways, this was a dud, but maybe the sequels are better (*crossed fingers*).

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