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Over the past fifty issues, Doreen Green has fought Galactus on the moon, saved the realm from Asgardian chaos beasts, traveled through time, defeated villains both underground and in her dreams, beat up the entire universe, gone to Canada, learned to fly, met dinosaurs, gone to space, gone to jail, and confronted an impostor--all while being a computer science student at Empire State University! You know her as the only hero who combines the powers of a squirrel with the powers of a girl: she's the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!
-- Opening recap

Welcome to our fiftieth issue! It says #42 on the cover, but that's only because we did eight issues and then a second #1, although this of course doesn't count the Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe OGN, which is another five issues of story, which would put us at...issue #55? This is getting complicated. Anyway! To celebrate Squirrel Girl, here's a dark future where everything's gone wrong!!
-- The writer's note on the first page

The issue begins with Kang the Conquerer attacking Old Lady Doreen in a post-apocalyptic future, but she's saved by the actions of her younger self, so Kang tracks down Present Day Doreen and, finally, Pre-Teen Doreen (she's ten, but it's fun to say Pre-Teen Doreen), all of whom manage to outsmart Kang and attack him together. After that, Kang is stopped by, uh, Future Kang, who decides to set everything right and return everyone to their proper times, with only a dreamlike idea of what happened...but Old Lady Doreen gives Present Day Doreen something before she goes back.

Date: 2019-03-18 04:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
We live in a world where -Squirrel Girl- has lasted 50 issues over several series, plus an OGN and more.

Squirrel Girl.

This makes her more successful than 95% of all other superheroes ever.
(Statistics may be slightly inaccurate)

Date: 2019-03-18 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything.
Fourfty percent of all people know that.

Date: 2019-03-19 05:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
I'd be surprised if that wasn't an *understatement*, 50 issue runs are rare even for reasonably successful heroes.

Date: 2019-03-20 02:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
It’s better than it has any right to be and is often surprisingly deep on issues such as friendship, forgiveness, and the dangers of rushing to judge.

Combined with being genuinely funny, it’s my favorite Marvel book.

Date: 2019-03-18 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
So I haven’t been reading the comic beyond what was posted here, are Doreen and Nancy a couple?

Date: 2019-03-18 09:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Is that a male clone of Laura being carried by Ironheart I may die

Date: 2019-03-18 07:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hotfoot
Honestly I'm shocked that in comic books people haven't goofed on the line from Spaceballs "I'm your father's roommate--" and had the response to "and what does that make us?" be "BEST FRIENDS!" or something.

Because in comics? Completely plausible.

Date: 2019-03-19 09:39 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] cricharddavies
All that the character design sketch states is "Future X-23", and "Short hair. No care". (Well, there are other comments, but I think those are the ones that pertain.) That's Laura her own bad self, in other words.

Date: 2019-03-19 12:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
I truly believe that when people talk about great creative team runs, Squirrel Girl will be somewhere on that list. I put it right up there with Priest's Black Panther Run, Brubaker's Captain America, and Busiek/Perez' Avengers.


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