15
Nov
10

Obscure Comic Book Character of the Week

This week’s obscure character is Squirrel Girl from Marvel that has – you guessed it – squirrel-like powers. She has superhuman strength and agility, allowing her to leap several stories, as well as an enhanced sense of smell. She also has retractable knuckle spikes that can slice wood, buck teeth that can chew wood and a tail. She can speak and understand squirrel’s language and they seem to be able to understand her speaking English. This is often the means for which she defeats her more powerful enemies as she can summon large armies of squirrels for help. Her eyes glow in low light so it is possible that Squirrel Girl may have super-vision. Although she sounds utterly ridiculous, Squirrel Girl is often under-estimated in battle and has beaten several high-end characters, such as Deadpool (I bet his voices never let him live that down) and Doctor Doom.

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4 Responses to “Obscure Comic Book Character of the Week”


  1. November 15, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I think if I drew the short stick in the super power lottery and got stuck the comparable powers of a squirrel I’d do everything in my power to hide it.

    Just call yourself animal man and stay away from city parks where people may see you talking to squirrels.

  2. November 16, 2010 at 12:02 am

    What’s funny is that her powers are described as “squirrel powers” but no one really knows what that means, other than talking to squirrels. Comics have never shown her in action, just the outcome of her fights or the fall out. She’s sort of joining Luke Cage’s New Avengers; she is Luke and Jessica’s new nanny. Considering she is apparently omnipotent, that’s a good choice.

  3. December 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Bendis is really excited about writing her:

    http://sketchcardsaloon.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/the-squirrel-girl-truth-according-to-bendis/

    Her first appearance in New Avengers hits the shelves on December 8th in #7… get ready for nuts!


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