I wanted to like this book. The artwork is so me. The cover is textured. Yet just like Donald Trump in the oval office, some things (or people) just don’t work.
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but how can you not when you see a cover like this? Especially when there are five superhero-like girls on the cover with some celestial woman figure in the background. And especially when the girl on the center of the cover looks oddly similar to Rose Quartz.
Who is Squirrel Girl? The question that plagued comic readers’ minds as they scanned through the shelves looking for the newest edition for their collection – and the question that lingers through this volume’s first batch of hostages. You know when you are among a group of people who all know a disturbingly lot of information about a certain subject? And you, as the intellectual you are, agree with everything they are saying – hoping and praying that no one will discover the sham that you are? Yeah, welcome to volume 2. Found once again in a hostage situation, Nancy anticipates Squirrel Girl’s rescue. In the meantime, she is subjected to several tales of Squirrel Girl told by common liars.
Squirrel Power but you will never discover in this volume how Squirrel Girl actually got her powers. This is NUT an origin story. (Oh, I’m sorry, do you hate puns? If so, this comic is NUT for you. No, seriously, they constantly use nut puns). Rather, this volume serves as a test to see if Squirrel Girl can exist among the heavy-hitters found in the Marvel cannon.
Mary Posa is the average millennial, she works at a job that she dislikes and barely makes enough to meet her rent payments. Her attempts to find another job constantly fail, forcing her to remain at the job that she is in: a henchgirl for the villainous Butterfly Gang. Recently, I came across an article that discussed that the average person needs a minimum wage of $20 an hour to live comfortably in New York, so I am sure that many readers, including myself, can understand Mary’s decision to turn to a life of crime.
When someone is possessed the demon will use that person’s likeliness to fool their loved ones. When Megan is possessed the demon attempts to lure her husband, and this, of course, works. Mark rushes over to Megan, believing that she is being harmed by Kyle. However, as soon as he walks over, Megan WHO IS POSSESSED lunges at him. Through the confrontation, Mark plummets through the window.
Hoping to find answers? Well, it certainly won’t happen in this volume. The revelations that Kyle experiences in this volume are not really revelations.