As 2017 begins to unfold, Nothing But Comics draws its coverage of 2016 to an end with my list of Best Single Issues. All entries are listed alphabetically by title.
By Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Tom Fowler, Brandon Lamb, David Malki & Ricco Renzi
“And [Squirrel Girl] you must pardon my brazenness in saying this, but your tail is as intoxicating as it is captivating.”
Pretty much any week a new installment of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl hits the stands, it is a strong candidate for Week’s Finest. Month in, month out, few other Marvel titles can equal its combination of humor, action and wild imagination. Writer Ryan North and artist Erica Henderson imbue the series with a distinctive flair all their own. This is a book with a unique voice, which is utterly endearing. Plenty of lesser titles would have flagged by now, unable to maintain the momentum of so much zaniness. Yet, Squirrel Girl and her companions keep chugging along, ready to face down any obstacle. Which is good, as this week, Squirrel Girl has, inadvertently, gotten herself into quite a pickle.