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The Buy Pile: The Death of Squirrel Girl

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The Buy Pile: The Death of Squirrel Girl

WHAT IS THE BUY PILE?

Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt/blogger/novelist/poet/jackass on Twitter/head honcho of Komplicated) takes on an between seven to thirteen reviews (or so) to share his opinions with you. Thursday afternoons you’ll be able to get those thoughts (and they’re just the opinions of one guy, so calm down) about all of that … which goes something like this …

THE BUY PILE FOR OCTOBER 10, 2018

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #37 (Marvel Comics)

This series has enjoyed a lengthy and storied run in this column, so that’s why this issue is a surprise. Heroes and villains alike pay respect for the deceased super heroine … and so does she. People honor her memory while she watches and tries to figure out who stole her identity. The surprise about this issue is that it is merely “good,” not great. Every previous issue has had some innovative twist, some magnificent character moment, some “wow” moment. Here? Just chuckles, great art and a decent plot.

Had this series not been on the Buy Pile since forever, this would have been an honorable mention. There’s likely some amazing twist next month, but here, this is just “okay.” It takes three issues below par to fall from grace, so let’s just let this lie for a month. RATING: BUY … BUT JUST BARELY.

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