Image: Marvel Comics. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27 art by Erica Henderson and Rico Renzi, lettering by Travis Lanham.

I can’t believe it’s taken this long to get a properly silly Silver Surfer dudebro joke into an ongoing Marvel series, but thanks to Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, one of the most delightful comics in the known cosmos, it’s finally here.


This week’s Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27, by Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Rico Renzi, and Travis Lanham, sees Galactus, devourer of worlds, back on his bullshit—specifically the bullshit of, you know, devouring worlds. Ignoring the fact that Galactus has been more of a heroic figure than a villain in the comics recently, this is more of a change in that he’d at least been convinced to wander off away from eating Earth, ever since Squirrel Girl fought (and promptly became good friends) with him near the start of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

What a tool indeed. Art by Erica Henderson and Rico Renzi from Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4.

But that just means Galactus is off on other paths of destruction away from Earth, and his latest interstellar buffet puts him in the path of the planet Chitt-Crrt, home to a race of green, highly intelligent squirrels (of course, this is an issue of Squirrel Girl after all). But it’s not just Galactus who’s back in the cosmic doom game, but the Silver Surfer too, who visits Chitt-Crrt to perform his heralding duties... with his posse of bros? Because now, out of nowhere, the Silver Surfer is a hang-ten-ing, shaka-brah-spouting embodiment of surf culture, just on a galactic scale:


I love it. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is rarely anything other than a delight, but I really hope we get more Silver Surfbro in the future.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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