This past weekend the eyes of the comic book community were focused on Chicago, as the annual C2E2 Convention was held at the South Building At McCormick Place. As fans have come to expect over the years, Marvel had a large presence at the show, with several announcements over the course of the three day event. The “Women of Marvel” panel featured one of these big announcements, as a new Squirrel Girl OGN was unveiled.
Titled The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe, this original graphic novel (OGN) is a play on the well received “Kills The Marvel Universe” format. Made popular by 1995’s Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe, the format has been used a few times over the past twenty years with characters such as Deadpool. If past titles are any indication we can expect the title to be taken literally, and for Squirrel Girl to take on the entire Marvel Universe. Squirrel Girl’s nature won’t be to kill, but she sure has shown through the years that she can beat everyone up.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl creative team of Ryan North, and Erica Henderson will also be the creative team on this project currently set for an October release. In talking to Entertainment Weekly about the project, North had this to say about the OGN format, and the Squirrel Girl character:
“It’s a book that, in a way, is pretty different than a lot of other superhero comics, and people really do give it a chance and fall in love with it,” added North. “And the chance to do an original graphic novel was like, yes, I would like to tell a much larger story outside of the constraints of a month-to-month continuity. The nice thing with a longer story is that we can do these big things that if you were telling it in a month-to-month issue, it would have repercussions.”
You can see the cover, and read the solicitation text below:
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! OGN
Written by Ryan North
Art and cover by Erica Henderson
Proof that we’re living in the best of all possible worlds: THERE’S GONNA BE A SQUIRREL GIRL GRAPHIC NOVEL!
It’s a stand-alone adventure that’s both great for new Squirrel Girl readers, and also for people who ALREADY know about how she can talk to squirrels and also punch really well!
Behold: a story so HUGE it demanded a graphic novel! A story so NUTS that it incorporates BOTH senses of that word (insanity AND the weird hard fruit thingies) (they’re fruits, did you know that?) (I didn’t until I looked them up just now, so looks like we’re all learning science from this solicit text for a comic book!)
Squirrel Girl has defeated Thanos, Galactus, and Doctor Doom. TWICE. But in this all-new graphic novel, she’ll encounter her most dangerous, most powerful, most unbeatable enemy yet: HERSELF.
Specifically, an evil duplicate made possible through mad science (both computer and regular) as well as some Bad Decisions. In other words, SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
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