25 Unbeatable Moments From The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

This month marks 25 years since Doreen Green entered the world of Marvel Comics as Squirrel Girl, although her true road to becoming one of the greatest Marvel heroes around didn't really begin until her excellent series Unbeatable Squirrel Girl kicked off in 2014. To celebrate her 25th anniversary, here are 25 of the best moments from this most fabulous of comic books.

Unbeatable Squirrel #1 cover. All art/words credited in images to Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Rico Renzi and Travis Lanham unless otherwise stated.

25) 10-Year-Old Doreen's Artwork Being Eerily Steve Ditko-Esque

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #16. Guest art by Steve Ditko.

This, from this week's 25th Anniversary special issue, is amazing, because it's literally Steve Ditko art from her first ever story in Marvel Super-Heroes Vol. 2 #8.

24) Getting Her Own Theme Song

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

Spider-Man has a theme song. Iron Man has a theme song. Captain America has a theme song. Why not Squirrel Girl? (It's set to the theme song for the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon, if you want to sing along!)

23) Every Super Villain Trading Card Doreen Owns

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9

These Deadpool-branded trading cards are Doreen's key guide to all of her opponents. They're also consistently hilarious.

22) The Perfect Debate About Superhero Costume Upgrades

Pro-tip: Superhero costumes made out of normal fabric are totally fine and unlikely to come to life/turn you evil.

21) The Visual Pun 'Kraven's Last Bundt'

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8

"House of Mmm" is also excellent.

20) Squirrel Armour, Literally

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3

It's literally made out of Squirrels!

19) Doctor Doom's Life, Saved By Cosplay

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3

Has the Punisher ever actually looked so happy before?

18) Her Entire Super Crew

Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe

Koi Boi, Chipmunk Hunk and, of course, Doreen's BFF Nancy Whitehead are all great. But introducing them to other superheroes tends to get a bit... complicated.

17) Getting Nancy to Shout at a Monkey

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6

Accomplished while Doreen was trying to figure out if Nancy actually has any animal-based powers.

16) Discussing Linguistics With Galactus

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4

Sidenote: This is also the best version of Galactus in a comic book, hands down.

15) An Earnest Desire to Fight Dinosaurs

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5

And many other things, but dinosaurs especially.

14) The Fact She Actually Listens to Supervillains First

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9

Aside from being unbeatable, Squirrel Girl's actual superpower is her ability to actually settle many conflicts by just talking to her potential opponents (and then kicking their butts if things go awry).

13) This Cover

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #10

Sometimes, a comic book cover is indeed too good.

12) Or Maybe This Cover

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

Thanks to Secret Wars, USG managed to get not one, but two #1 issues out in the same year. This is the perfect celebration.

11) No Wait, This Cover

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4

The fighting game mash-up we need.

10) Actually, All the Covers

Covers for Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3, #13 and #8.

The covers for this book are consistently excellent. Check them all out here and here.

9) The Fact an Entire Issue Was Done as a Choose Your Own Adventure Comic

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7 is the first issue of Squirrel Girl with replayability!

8) Bonding With Galactus Over... Thanos?

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4

Like I said, best version of Galactus in a comic book, hands down.

7) Date Night With Sentinel #X-42903-22

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8

Poor Sentinel #X-42903-22.

6) Teaching Count Nefaria (and Basically All of Us) How to Count in Binary on Our Hands

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11. Guest Art by Jacob Chabot.

Which directly led to the most metal moment in comics last year.

5) The Time She Beat Up The Avengers For Mocking Her Friends

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7

To be fair, they were being very rude.

4) Becoming the Iron Squirrel

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2


3) Cat Thor, Loki's Finest Illusion

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8

When Loki offers to transform himself to show off to Nancy, this is the result, and let me tell you Thor hates it so much. Also, it's pretty obvious that Nancy has been thinking about Cat Thor for quite some time before having this opportunity.

2) Selfies on the Moon

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8

Because what else do you do after beating up Galactus and saving the world?

1) This Amazing Throwback to Her First Story Where She Defeated Doctor Doom by Overwhelming Him With Squirrels

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5

Spot the difference. Hint: The difference is girls.


    I don't understand why Kotaku covers USG so much. There are better comics out there that don't get a wink.

      ok. Name them so we can read them.

      USG is pretty funny and a good break from the norm for Marvel fans.

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