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RU Doombot or Not: Squirrel Girl

The second in our series...

Doombot RU Bot or Not?

Squirrel Girl's recent good showing in New Avengers #15 sent me to the back issues bins for her first appearance, and since it's going to be a while before i get to 1991 in my timeline project, i took an early peek.

Art and story (but not script) is by Steve Ditko, pretty late in his career. Nonetheless, this is some crazy stuff.

First, let's make sure we understand the full extent of Squirrel Girl's powers. She's a mutant...

...with a number of unique abilities, including squirrel-like agility, claws, and the best chewing power this side of Matter Eating Lad.

But her first appearance really plays up her ability to talk to squirrels.

And for her debut, she doesn't take it easy in the villain department either. Nope, she goes right for Dr. Doom. And she trounces him!

She sends him fleeing for his life into a river.

Extra weirdly, Doom escapes by "burrowing into the mud like a clam" into the riverbed.

As Iron Man notes, it was Doom's most inglorius defeat.

So, Doombot or not? Clearly not! An awesome hero like Squirrel Girl deserves a true villain, and there's no way that Dr. Doom would cheapen that by sending a mere Doombot after her.

By fnord12 | September 3, 2011, 7:21 PM | Comics

Reference from SuperMegaMonkey : chronocomic

This is the first appearance of Squirrel Girl, and it would have been the last if not for Dan Slott. I basically covered this story in its entirety for my RU Doombot or Not series on the main blog, so i direct you to that link for the plot and screenshots. I'll just call out some other details and observations here.    Read More: Marvel Super Heroes #8 (Iron Man)