(Nutty sketch by Maiss Thro.)
Curiouser and curiouser, the myth of Squirrel Girl scurries into history. It seems the legend of her Silver Age origins was caused by some random speculation on a message board!
From the source:
Apparently, I managed to singlehandedly create the “legend” about Doreen’s creation. The story: Someone posted to the discussion page for her Wikipedia article to mention that that run of Marvel Super-Heroes was used largely to dispose of old “inventory stories” that were done in advance and stored, intended to be used if books were delayed. From that, I mentioned that it’s possible, as a result, that Ditko had first written “The Coming of Squirrel Girl” as far back as the early 80s (when he returned to Marvel after his DC days), but that nobody would know for sure until someone went and asked Ditko when he drew it.
I guess the story grew from there…
-Richard D. Fox
Does anybody know how to ask Steve Ditko so we can clear this up? Or is it better left murky?
Either way, what bliss!