In a glorious antithesis to the historical significance of yesterday’s date, we have a whole new plane flying into Manhattan this morning. One of its passengers is Doreen Green, also known as Squirrel Girl.
We do not know quite yet what our hero is doing in New York City. We have, however, been blessed by the original black line pages of her appearance in I Am An Avenger #1, thanks to the artist Tom Fowler himself.
Tom runs a beauty of a blog that behooves you to visit:
As for me, I am heading back to the paradise of Central Park in black and white with Squirrel Girl.
Spoilers Galore today. If you don’t want to know what happens with Squirrel Girl in the inaugural issue of I Am An Avenger, escape now!
That is the cover of issue #1. I Am An Avenger seeks to introduce the full expanse of the Avengers stable over the course of five installments. Squirrel Girl is included right off the bat, and she is flying “home” to Manhattan. We never knew that she considered Central Park her own personal love grotto, and it makes for some spectacular Tom Fowler scribbles.
One thing that is perfectly captured in her two-page story? The bliss of being Squirrel Girl. You can see it in her face the entire time. She is joy incarnate, and it shows.
There are a whole lotta roots exposed in this little ditty, as it seems that Doreen Green’s crush on Iron Man is being rekindled. Maybe he will finally let her partner up?
It ends way too soon. It teases like mad. Squirrel Girl is bringing her furry tail to New York City for future features in the Avengers titles, and we will be pulling our hair out in anticipation of her next appearance all over again.
That comic book was released into the world yesterday. It contains one of the most anticipated stories in history.
Squirrel Girl is coming home for the very first time.
As you can see, our hero has gotten her own gig. Her origin story and her unbeatable powers have never been explained. Now is the time.
Tom Fowler is the artist. This is a fresh prince moment, since Tom has never done Marvel before.
Doreen Green is the coolest character ever seen. She is an Avenger, and Tom Fowler is taking her places she has never been. Tune in tomorrow for Squirrel Girl homecoming spoilers. These are very exciting times.