First look: Marvel's 'Unbeatable Squirrel Girl' cover
In her first appearance, she defeated Doctor Doom. Since then, she’s taken on Wolverine, Deadpool, and freaking Thanos—and she’s never lost. Not a bad track record for a superhero–especially considering that the superhero in question is Squirrel Girl, a Marvel Comics back-bencher who’s probably best known for being Luke Cage’s nanny. (She was also on the Great Lakes Avengers, one of the goofiest superteams in history. Like, the Great Lakes Avengers make the West Coast Avengers look like the Dark Avengers.) But now, at long last, Squirrel Girl is getting her own solo ongoing series starting in January.
In Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, writer Ryan North and artist Erica Henderson take on the lighthearted superheroine whose mutant gene gives her an endearing cocktail of squirrel-related superpowers. When the comic book begins, she’s starting college—but in no time at all, Squirrel Girl is defending Earth from threats most cosmic. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is another quietly bold move for Marvel—a female-centric comic that’s intended to appeal equally to canon-heads and newcomers—and EW is excited to share an exclusive first look at the cover, drawn by Henderson.
And how about this epic variant cover by the legendary Art Adams?
Last but not least, here’s a sketch of the fuzzy-tailed heroine by Henderson.