The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 12
Ryan North brings the sensational saga of Squirrel Girl to a close! Brain Drain is missing! A sinister face from the past returns! And the hitherto unbeatable Doreen Green will have to face certain defeat in order to save her friend! Because it's Ryan's last story ever, he and artist Derek Charm are going all out to make it completely huge and amazing -and it is going to blow your mind! The most nuts Squirrel Girl tale ever sees lives hang in the balance, narrative threads resolved -and shocking reveals, um, revealed!COLLECTING: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL 47-50

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 12 Details

TitleThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 12
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 10th, 2020
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302917241
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Fiction, Young Adult

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 12 Review

  • Renata
    January 1, 1970
    (read as single issues) *cries* Goodbye Squirrel Girl! You were so good from start to finish!!!!
  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    Read as single issues.As 2019 is drawing to a close I've been on a bit of a comics binge. They make for the perfect just-after-Christmas-but-before-New-Years material when you're not even sure time exists any more and that you're living in one big long endless night. Squirrel Girl popped up in my Goodreads recommendations a few times but I kind of kept brushing it off, thinking it sounded too silly. My friends, there is no such thing as too silly. Embrace the silly. I binged the comics and fell Read as single issues.As 2019 is drawing to a close I've been on a bit of a comics binge. They make for the perfect just-after-Christmas-but-before-New-Years material when you're not even sure time exists any more and that you're living in one big long endless night. Squirrel Girl popped up in my Goodreads recommendations a few times but I kind of kept brushing it off, thinking it sounded too silly. My friends, there is no such thing as too silly. Embrace the silly. I binged the comics and fell completely in love with Doreen Green the squirrel queen. Nancy Whitehead is now my new comics waifu. And Rachel! Oh Rachel. Our time was short, but I will always remember you. These issues were an excellent, emotional way to end Ryan North et al's work on these stories. Those pages with Galactus? Man, I teared up big time. Now I want to go back and reread from the very beginning again.
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  • Lexi
    January 1, 1970
    Read as singles. Since issue #1. I am going to miss this book; it is, and has always been, something special. Also, if there's a next creative team, all I ask for is *slams fist on table* CANON Doreen/Nancy.
  • Anas
    January 1, 1970
    I've been reading this since issue 1 (the first one) was released. It's been such an amazing ride, getting reintroduced to this character I didn't know much about and learning all about her and her amazing friends and reading her adventures. Ryan, Erica and Derek made this book what it is. And that is a beacon of positvity and love in the Marvel U and *spoiler* like Galactus said, we'll always have this to look back on. It will forever be here. Great, now I'm getting emotional again.
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  • Greg
    January 1, 1970
    Ill miss this series. It was unexpectedly a lot of fun, always clever, funny and ridic. Though I was skeptical when they changed artists (and also its look) for the last 18 issues, the title still retained its charm and spunk. Cheers to trying something different and pulling it off for 50-60 issues. I’ll miss this series. It was unexpectedly a lot of fun, always clever, funny and ridic. Though I was skeptical when they changed artists (and also its “look”) for the last 18 issues, the title still retained its charm and spunk. Cheers to trying something different and pulling it off for 50-60 issues.
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    One last big fight and a cute goodbye to Squirrel Girl. Gonna miss this comic, it was such a gem.
  • Nate
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Ryan, Erica, Derek and the rest of the Squirrel Girl team for this amazing comic. For the past few years, this book has been a constant joy in my life. I laughed (a lot), cried (ALSO A LOT), and had so much fun reading about Doreen and her pals adventures month after month. I loved everything from the Twitter recap pages to Ryans hilarious footnotes to the fan letters. Of course Im sad to see the series go. But as a certain purple gentleman says, these stories will always be there to Thank you Ryan, Erica, Derek and the rest of the Squirrel Girl team for this amazing comic. For the past few years, this book has been a constant joy in my life. I laughed (a lot), cried (ALSO A LOT), and had so much fun reading about Doreen and her pals’ adventures month after month. I loved everything from the Twitter recap pages to Ryan’s hilarious footnotes to the fan letters. Of course I’m sad to see the series go. But as a certain purple gentleman says, these stories will always be there to revisit. I know I’ll be coming back to eat nuts and kick butts.
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  • Shaun
    January 1, 1970
    I was a fan of Squirrel Girl before this series. That is not typed in a "I liked her before she was cool sense." It's just that from the first point I heard of the existence of Squirrel Girl I was in. I was sold, I was hooked. I got the Great Lakes Avengers comics, and a few other small appearances she made. Then I found out she was getting her own solo comic, and with Ryan North who I loved from his online Dinosaur comics. I was excited, this would be great! And it WAS. It has consistently been I was a fan of Squirrel Girl before this series. That is not typed in a "I liked her before she was cool sense." It's just that from the first point I heard of the existence of Squirrel Girl I was in. I was sold, I was hooked. I got the Great Lakes Avengers comics, and a few other small appearances she made. Then I found out she was getting her own solo comic, and with Ryan North who I loved from his online Dinosaur comics. I was excited, this would be great! And it WAS. It has consistently been an amazing series that made Squirrel Girl very easy to adore. The creative team fleshed out her character, hipped up her attire, gave her new friends. And then new enemies, who quickly became new friends.I am a pessimist at heart, but the thing is I don't want to be. Squirrel Girl is who I want to be. There are room for all sorts of heroes in comics, but I feel like deep down fundamentally heroes are there to give us hope. Doreen does that in spades.So here we are at the end of her comic. Of course in comics there are never really ends. I am hopefully someday she'll be back, maybe as part of a new team (I'd love to see her team up with Nadia Van Dyne some day) or maybe some other creative team will get a chance to put their spin on a new solo comic. Bottom line is what was done with this comic was incredible. It's hard to see it end but in an era where a lot of Marvel comics struggle to get to a "Volume 2" trade paperback, Squirrel Girl made it to Vol 12. It lasted a long time because it was so good. And this conclusion is a great end to a great series. Things come full circle. It makes me glad there was a comic like this around, and I hope some day, in some fashion, there are more to come.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Dear Marvel:When you cancelled "Spider-Man/Deadpool," "The Unstoppable Wasp and the Agents of GIRL," and "Mr. and Mrs. X," I jokingly said that you'd better not cancel "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl." It was a joke because this seemed like one of your most popular, all-ages series. Literally all ages: An adult could enjoy the innocence as much as a child could enjoy the good-natured adventures. And now... what do you do? You cancel this series. I mean... you're making it easier and easier for Dear Marvel:When you cancelled "Spider-Man/Deadpool," "The Unstoppable Wasp and the Agents of GIRL," and "Mr. and Mrs. X," I jokingly said that you'd better not cancel "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl." It was a joke because this seemed like one of your most popular, all-ages series. Literally all ages: An adult could enjoy the innocence as much as a child could enjoy the good-natured adventures. And now... what do you do? You cancel this series. I mean... you're making it easier and easier for this DC girl to keep picking up those titles rather than trying out different Marvel ones. Why get invested if my favorites are going to get kicked to the curb? Sincerely, One Very Sad Fan*sigh*Oh well, I guess I can hope that Squirrel Girl is just getting a new title. There seemed to be hints of that in this graphic. Still, as far as a farewell book goes, this one hit everything: epic battle, funny moments, and a return of favorite characters. (Except Loki, which was kind of a bummer since he's on the cover...?) Ah well: Obviously if you've stuck with Squirrel Girl all this time, you'll want bid her goodbye in this excellent story. A good read, but a bittersweet read, too.
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    It's all come down to this - Squirrel Girl and her friends against Melissa Morbeck and all of Doreen's enemies. Four issues to finish it all off.And boy, are they four issues. There are some tears in here, I won't lie to you. The conversation between Doreen and Galactus in the penultimate issue is like a punch in the fucking face, because it's so well crafted that the double entendre of it all is utterly perfect. God, this was a good book.If you've been with Doreen this far, then you'll be It's all come down to this - Squirrel Girl and her friends against Melissa Morbeck and all of Doreen's enemies. Four issues to finish it all off.And boy, are they four issues. There are some tears in here, I won't lie to you. The conversation between Doreen and Galactus in the penultimate issue is like a punch in the fucking face, because it's so well crafted that the double entendre of it all is utterly perfect. God, this was a good book.If you've been with Doreen this far, then you'll be rewarded. Everything, everyone, and the kitchen sink are back to round everything out, and it all ends in the best three pages of Squirrel Girl comics you'll ever read. Derek Charm's on top form on art, and Erika Henderson returns for two brilliant pages, as well as two panels that serve as her goodbye to Doreen that will have you sobbing all over again.Squirrel Girl. Kicks butts, eats nuts, steals hearts. <3 Doreen, see you again soon.
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  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    I am going to miss this series. I had it on my pull list but fell behind in reading it because I was dreading the War of the Realms tie in. Silly me. Anyway, this volume, like all past volumes was funny, optimistic and filled with great art. Erica Henderson makes a small cameo page which was a nice salute to the comic's beginnings; Derek Charm continues to work his magic. I will happily read any book with art by either of them.Ryan North has crafted an optimistic, punny book that was educational I am going to miss this series. I had it on my pull list but fell behind in reading it because I was dreading the War of the Realms tie in. Silly me. Anyway, this volume, like all past volumes was funny, optimistic and filled with great art. Erica Henderson makes a small cameo page which was a nice salute to the comic's beginnings; Derek Charm continues to work his magic. I will happily read any book with art by either of them.Ryan North has crafted an optimistic, punny book that was educational and rooted in a belief that people can change for the better. I will absolutely miss this series.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    I read this a week ago and forgot to log it on Goodreads because, well, it's an interesting time we're living through. The world is bleak and sad and now Squirrel Girl is over, which means it's even more sad.But you know what? I'm so grateful for this quirky, punny, joyful book, and I look forward to rereading it over and over again. Until next time, Doreen Green <3
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  • Ed
    January 1, 1970
    I'm very sad to see The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl end, but it really does end on a high note that synthesizes so many of the characters and themes threaded through these 1000+ pages. This is the best of the Derek Charm era and one of the better stories overall.
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  • Matthew Catania
    January 1, 1970
    I finished the final The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl collection & am emotionally compromised. 2020 already seems like it could use as much Squirrel Girl as possible. This is a most optimistic comic book. One of the takeaways of the book is Dont be sad its over; be glad it happened! So even if civilization is irreparably destroyed, at least we wont be left hanging on how TUSG wraps up.https://mattthecatania.wordpress.com/... I finished the final The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl collection & am emotionally compromised. 2020 already seems like it could use as much Squirrel Girl as possible. This is a most optimistic comic book. One of the takeaways of the book is “Don’t be sad it’s over; be glad it happened!” So even if civilization is irreparably destroyed, at least we won’t be left hanging on how TUSG wraps up.https://mattthecatania.wordpress.com/...
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  • Katharama
    January 1, 1970
    Man, I'm going to miss this series.
  • Devin
    January 1, 1970
    I will miss this all so much.
  • Nicholas
    January 1, 1970
    I'd give this ten stars if I could!
  • Mei Ridorsa
    January 1, 1970
    😭No em puc creure que hagi acabat. Aquesta sèrie ha estat de forma consistent, una barreja perfecta de divertida, intelligent i emotivaEns calen més Squirrel Girls, a la realitat i a la ficció. 😭No em puc creure que hagi acabat. Aquesta sèrie ha estat de forma consistent, una barreja perfecta de divertida, intel·ligent i emotivaEns calen més Squirrel Girls, a la realitat i a la ficció.
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  • Thelaurakremer
    January 1, 1970
    I loved every bit of this. It was a book I looked forward to reading every month. Thanks guys!
  • Libby Beyreis
    January 1, 1970
    A lovely conclusion to a silly, charming, clever comic series.
  • Douglas Summers-Stay
    January 1, 1970
    I read this series (50 issues) because I'm a fan of Ryan North's humor. Squirrel Girl, as one of the few emotionally healthy and well-adjusted superheros, almost always solves conflicts by befriending the villain and helping them to see a better way, which is an odd direction to take such a silly, action-oriented comic, but it works well. As a computer scientist, the computer jokes (Squirrel Girl's alter ego is a computer science student) were especially funny to me, from the existentialist I read this series (50 issues) because I'm a fan of Ryan North's humor. Squirrel Girl, as one of the few emotionally healthy and well-adjusted superheros, almost always solves conflicts by befriending the villain and helping them to see a better way, which is an odd direction to take such a silly, action-oriented comic, but it works well. As a computer scientist, the computer jokes (Squirrel Girl's alter ego is a computer science student) were especially funny to me, from the existentialist brain-in-a-vat cyborg to a big-O analysis of the problem of determining trust networks in a world that includes shape-changing Skrulls.Squirrel Girl's original schtick was that despite only having all the powers of a squirrel AND a girl she manages to defeat the most high-powered villains. So she defeats Doctor Doom, Galactus (Devourer of Worlds), Loki, Ultron, etc... One of her most interesting adventures was when she takes on Mole Man and her treating him with the same respect and friendliness she treats everyone makes him think he has a chance with her romantically, and he doesn't take no for an answer. Her twitter-based friendship with Tony Stark (Iron Man) is another great feature of the series. The art is cartoonish, and about 3/4 of the way through switches to an even simpler style with a different artist, but since the emphasis is on North's writing it doesn't matter that much.Anyway, a good comic for kids that teaches positive lessons and never sexualizes anyone, but is funny and clever enough for adults.
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    Man I'm going to miss this.
  • Imogene
    January 1, 1970
    *sniff* I've just got something in my eye! What a lovely way to say goodbye to Squirrel Girl, and in a way to say hello to, well, you'll see
  • Alex Sarll
    January 1, 1970
    The final arc (sob) of Marvel's best - and, would you believe, longest-running between relaunches - book of recent years. And, much as a certain recent film about another, inferior Ditko creation ended, it opens with the hero's world and secret identity blown up by a news broadcast. Doreen's enemies have learned a valuable lesson about the power of friendship, and now they're coming for her, together. Inevitably, it ends up feeling like a bit of a victory lap, and as much as I enjoy Derek The final arc (sob) of Marvel's best - and, would you believe, longest-running between relaunches - book of recent years. And, much as a certain recent film about another, inferior Ditko creation ended, it opens with the hero's world and secret identity blown up by a news broadcast. Doreen's enemies have learned a valuable lesson about the power of friendship, and now they're coming for her, together. Inevitably, it ends up feeling like a bit of a victory lap, and as much as I enjoy Derek Charm's art, it doesn't feel quite right that Erica Henderson wasn't back for more of it. But oh my, I'm going to miss this book, and even by the penultimate issue (never mind the finale) I was tearing up at the letters page, with its messages from people who'd worked on the book or had their lives turned around by it. Which was as nothing compared to the emotional hit of the finale, with its unexpected echoes of Moore's Jerusalem, reminding us that however much we might miss it, it'll always be there to revisit. Just lovely. Also, it's good to have official confirmation that gloomy cyborg Brain Drain's dialogue should always be done in a Werner Herzog voice.
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  • Tandava Brahmachari
    January 1, 1970
    Well, Ryan North has had a pretty fantastic run on this series for the last several years, and he really pulled out all the stops with some great issues in these last couple volumes, so I guess I cant complain too much. But its sad to wrap it all up. I was really glad Erica Henderson got to come back for a few pages at the very end, since her style was what was always the iconic Squirrel Girl style for me. Well, Ryan North has had a pretty fantastic run on this series for the last several years, and he really pulled out all the stops with some great issues in these last couple volumes, so I guess I can’t complain too much. But it’s sad to wrap it all up. I was really glad Erica Henderson got to come back for a few pages at the very end, since her style was what was always the iconic Squirrel Girl style for me.
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