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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel PowerThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The first issue seemed like it might have some promise but it quickly just spiraled out into stupidity. Full of bad puns and grade school humor, I really couldn’t find a lot to like. It’s an ok comic to give to a very young child but otherwise I see no merit in it. It also has some of the most god awful ugly art I’ve seen published. Torture to the eyes.

This is Squirrel Girl.  She and every woman in this comic are drawn man faced ugly.  So much so that it’s hard to look at.  While I applaud the use of a more realistic body shape, the reality is most women have feminine faces.  Not being a size 0 does not make you dog ass ugly by default.

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The other thing that annoys me about this book is the ridiculous ways in which she defeats villains like Galactus.  Come on now really?  Why do they even need the Avengers with Squirrel Girl on the team! — rolls eyes — I guess it’s supposed to be funny and cute but it just annoys me, guess I’m too old and humorless to enjoy it.

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I read these issues on the Marvel Unlimited Reading App.

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Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis

Jessica Jones: Alias, Vol. 1Jessica Jones: Alias, Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This morning I finished watching the Netflix Jessica Jones series and I did not want it to be over; so on to volume one of the Alias comic book from the early 2000’s.

Wow! I really like the two stories in this volume. Very sophisticated and nuanced writing, if slightly dated, by the technology being used in the stories. It was a page turner, and I read it in one sitting.

The first story is about Jessica getting duped into making a potentially embarrassing video of a well know super hero. Who tricked her and why?

The second story is about Rick Jones; can’t really say much about that one or I’d ruin it for you, but it’s a very psychological story.

Too bad I can’t say I care for the art, which I only found to be passable, at best. It’s mood inducing but pretty unattractive and dull.

This is one of the few things from the comic that directly made it into the TV series:

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This little conversation between Jessica and Carol Danvers at the beginning of the second storyline really made me laugh.

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There is a scene in the Jessica Jones netflix series that sort of plays homage to this famous? infamous page…

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Ant-Man: Natural Enemy by Jason Starr

Ant-Man: Natural EnemyAnt-Man: Natural Enemy by Jason Starr
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This review is for the Graphic Audio Edition of Ant-Man: Natural Enemy by Jason Starr.

I’ll say I’ve liked all of the Graphic Audio Editions I’ve listened too. There is just something fun about the full voice casts, sound effects and style of these audio books. They might actually add something to the story for me.

In this story Ant-Man and his daughter are placed into protective custody by the FBI because a criminal has escaped that he had testified against in the past. It’s a pretty straightforward superhero story but it lost two stars because of the overuse of his very obnoxious daughter as a plot device.

She takes up and takes over way too much of the story… and I truly started to wish her dead. We could at least give her a dramatic death couldn’t we? But no. She’s allowed to whine non stop throughout the book. I kept thinking for gods sake send this narcissistic little hooch back to live with her mother already. Her dad just takes all the crap she dishes out, because he’s attached to his spawn I guess.

Despite my little rant I did like it and the parts with Ant-Man and his dating woes were fun to read about.

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