Sometimes, A Comic-Book Cover Is Too Good

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Yes, that’s Mole Man doing the ol’ trilby hat-tip and courtly creep-bro greeting. Genius like that which you see above is why The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is one of Marvel’s best comics.

This morning, I scanned through this week’s new comics like I always do, figuring out what to read and write about. The cover of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #10 jumped out at me with its perfection, featuring the longtime underground villain who’s still trying get a date with the series’ main character.


This issue wraps up an arc about Doreen Green’s dating woes, the latest of which has had Harvey Elder fall in love with her while she thwarted his evil plans. Then, when she spurned his advances, Mole Man started sinking landmark buildings all over the world until she agrees to date him. Once the Squirrel/Mole drama enters the realm of public opinion, things get even messier:

I love the storytelling trick on the page above, where different characters are finishing the words from previous panels. You see it a lot in TV shows and movies and it’s a great device to keep things moving here. This is a fun issue with a surprising twist I won’t spoil but, again, that cover. So great.