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Marvel's Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Ending with Issue #50

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Marvel's Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will end with issue #50 later this year. However, series writer Ryan North says the fan-favorite comic isn't being cancelled. Instead, it's ending because the creative team believes they've brought the story to its natural conclusion.

“I’m proud that we got a Squirrel Girl book that ran for 58 issues and an [original graphic novel],” North told AV Club. “I’m proud that the character became popular enough to be the core of a cartoon series (Marvel Rising); a novel spin-off series (Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World and Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy 2 Furious); a TV show pilot (New Warriors). -- But the truth of the matter is that when you’re working on a character in a shared universe, you only have a little time with her, and then someone else will take over."

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"It’s a little like being a parent and watching your kid go off to school for the first time—you’ve done all you can, and you’ll always be in their corner, but now it’s up to them," the writer continued. "All you can hope to do—and it’s something I hope we’ve achieved—is to leave your mark on the character in some way. I think Doreen Allene Green is a different person now, 5 years later, than she was when we started with her way back when, and I’m so proud of who she is now.”

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl has gotten attention and praise from readers and critics due to a style and approach to superheroes. “[The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl] is such a unique voice in superhero comics and each of the characters and this world feel like a part of me now,” commented artist Derek Charm, who took over art duties with issue #32.

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Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015-) is currently written by Ryan North, illustrated by Derek Charm and colored by Rico Renzi. The next issue of the series, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #45, will be available June 12. The final arc of the series begins with issue #47 in August, with the final issue #50 releasing in late 2019.

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