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8 Times THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL Made Me Lose My Nuts

Christine Hoxmeier

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Christine Hoxmeier can usually be found hard at work in her beloved home of Austin with a cup of coffee in one hand and a taco in the other. She spends her free time reading, writing, and dreaming of a teleportation device so she can visit her friends spread across the globe on a daily basis. If it were possible to live inside one Disneyland attraction for the rest of her life, Christine would cheat and choose to split her time between It's A Small World and The Enchanted Tiki Room. She prefers to communicate in CAPSLOCK and with gifs. Twitter: @aramblingfancy

From the day it was realeased in early 2015, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl has consistently made me laugh harder than any other comic out at the moment. And while I am super happy and thankful it’s returning when the All-New All-Different Marvel titles launch in October, I really miss Doreen, Nancy, and Tippy-Toe and laughing at every single issue Ryan North and Erica Henderson put out. So to tide us over, here are the moments from each issue that have made me laugh the hardest. This list is completely subjective and arbitrary and it was such a joy to come up with because it meant I had to read all eight issues over again. If you are as nuts about this series as I am, tell me what panels would’ve made your list, and if you haven’t picked up the first trade, I hope these snippets convince you.

Doreen rewrites the lyrics to the Spider-Man theme song and the iconic “eat nuts and kick butts” tagline is born.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1: Words by Ryan North, Art by Erica Henderson, Color Art by Rico Renzi, Lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles

The flashback to Squirrel Girl’s first appearance.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2: Words by Ryan North, Art by Erica Henderson, Color Art by Rico Renzi, Lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles

When the bank robbers cannot stop a giant squirrel person because they don’t have the appropriate Super Hero Neutralizer.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3: Words by Ryan North, Art by Erica Henderson, Color Art by Rico Renzi, Lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles

After a three issue buildup (including a countdown timer), page one of issue 4 declares Squirrel Girl has defeated Galactus. THE END.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4: Words by Ryan North, Art by Erica Henderson, Color Art by Rico Renzi, Lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles

Frank Miller’s Squirrel Girl.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5: Words by Ryan North, Art by Erica Henderson, Color Art by Rico Renzi and Erica Henderson, Lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles

Bonus panel from this issue because I am a huge Cap fan and this made me laugh so hard I had to put down the comic.
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5: Words by Ryan North, Art by Erica Henderson, Color Art by Rico Renzi and Erica Henderson, Lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles

Doreen takes Nancy to the zoo to see if she can communicate with other animals.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6: Words by Ryan North, Art by Erica Henderson, Color Art by Rico Renzi, Lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles

Riots breaking out over what is the best breakfast food (team waffles, all the way).

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7: Words by Ryan North, Art by Erica Henderson, Color Art by Rico Renzi, Lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles

Loki as Cat Thor. Bless.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8: Words by Ryan North, Art by Erica Henderson, Color Art by Rico Renzi, Lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles