I’m with Tony on this. Seriously, Pete? C’mon, dude.

The above panel comes from today’s delightful Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #15, by Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Rico Renzi, and Travis Lanham (with guest art from Zac Gorman and Michael Cho. The story sees Squirrel Girl, Iron Man, Spidey, and a whole host of other superheroes ganging up to take on Taskmaster, who whips their butts handily thanks to his ability to replicate their fighting styles and abilities. We don’t actually get to see much of the scrap, however—because, being Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, we actually spend the issue seeing all this unfold from the perspective of Mew the cat up there, the beloved feline pet of Doreen’s best friend, Nancy.


“Thak” is my second favorite comic book sound effect, only behind “Vworp”.

So while we don’t get to see too much of the big superhero fight, we do get delightful moments of banter overheard from our heroes while it happens. It’s just ludicrous and fun in the way that Unbeatable Squirrel Girl always is.


As for Spidey... his movie counterpart in Civil War at least had youth on his side to get away with describing Empire Strikes Back’s Hoth Battle as that “bit with the walking thingies.” The Peter Parker of the comics has no excuse in not remembering the name of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Hand in your nerd cred card, Mr. Parker. Or like, maybe fire up Netflix once in a while in between heroics and managing your fancy global corporation.