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Cosmo looks “North” with… The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4 Fun adventure + endearing characters + great art = the best new Marvel title of the year so far. Need any other reason to pick it up? OK, Tippy-Toe is the new Pizza Dog (who was the new Lying Cat, who was, anyway . . .). Just buy this awesome series before I resort to pestering you with bad nut puns . . .
After ditching Ivar in the Prehistoric Era (the one where everything try’s to eat you), Neela steals his time travel device and resolves to do the impossible: change the past.
Anyone who has seen the Doctor Who episode “Father’s Day” will be familiar with this story’s premise. Neela is determined to keep her father from dying in the hospital after an allergic reaction to anesthesia. After mysteriously encountering a bar filled with other versions of herself, she begins her mission. Despite her multiple efforts, she inevitably fails.
After she drunkenly gives up, her ultimate future self (who has been chasing her since the beginning of the series) offers to show her a way around the rules of time travel. The issue ends as Neela must decide whether or not to follow her evil future self.
This was a very enjoyable. Van Lente wrote a compelling story with some nice nods to other stories. Henry’s pencils work well with the tone of the story, which is tongue-in-cheek and not too serious.
Overall: While not a perfect jumping on point, it is on its own an entertaining read for sci-fi fans. That, and the Doctor Who parallels have me looking forward to next month’s issue.
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