Where were you in 1992?
Did you know that Deadpool wears the Squirrel Girl underoo?
Can you imagine a more exciting day for Stu?
Yes, my dear Vs. System friends, that card is real. I am not imagining things. After four long years and 16 full expansion sets, she is finally here. Something squirrelly this way comes.
Her first appearance was actually called “The Coming of Squirrel Girl”, and she wiggled her bushy mythological tail into the face of humanity’s collective imagination 16 years ago, in the pages of Marvel Super-Heroes #8, in 1992.
Tree-rodent lovers went nuts.
The myth of Squirrel Girl is deeply delicious tongue-in-cheek hyperbole. She wins every time, against the most powerful villains ever. This hairy honey is mad famous. You can find fanboys arguing daily about who she can beat in a fight. Those links make me laugh out loud every time. Especially these lines:
Fanboy #1: Squirrel Girl is Marvel’s Batman. She beats people she shouldn’t be able to beat.
Fanboy #2: No, Squirrel Girl is Marvel’s Squirrel Girl. She beats everyone.
That’s my girl. And now she takes her rightful place on Vs. System cardboard forever. She is known, in panel, as the “Slayer Of All That Breathes.” Don’t believe me? Feast your eyes:
Squirrel Girl trumps all, in the comic books. Now in Vs. System, she enlists S.H.I.E.L.D. army weenies with glee and then teaches them how to scamper back into your hand when neccesary. Like… in response to a big green Flame Trap! Just try to fry my guy, Mr. Hulk, Green Scar. A whole swarm of tree-rodents will be laughing last.
My mind reels, running down the huge list of 1-cost army characters that are begging to be teamed-up with Squirrel Girl. Especially drool-inducing to me: Anti-Green Lanterns. Those sweet little pink lugs will be DEADLY in combination with Doreen Green. I could talk all night about more crossover possibilities, but what do Squirrel Girl’s own naturally affiliated army dudes do? Lock and load:
“Burn baby burn, Squirrel Girl Inferno!” Yes sir, those mammals have guns. They also have a S.H.I.E.L.D. strategy suite to complement their lack of ATK. If you haven’t seen the Nick Fury card, it makes the whole scheme into a 1-cost Army masterpiece.
I have been tap dancing in and out of the trees around my house for a week, mostly because neither of these cards are rare. With the announcement that Modern Age for the World Championships on June 27th will include the Marvel Universe booster set, I have also been going nuts trying to figure out the best way to play in Ohio with our fluffy little Doreen Green. Join me in the comments, and we will explore the wonders of Squirrel Girl even further.