3) SQUIRREL GIRL


Doreen Green is peppy, upbeat, an animal-lover, and is possessed of an infectious joy that makes her best stories wonderful to read.  The fact that her character is written as literally unbeatable is an intentionally comedic take on her 90s origins, full of stories where one grizzled man with a gun fights off the forces of evil with grit, determination, and a bionic arm or something.  The fact that she can be badass as well as cheerful, kind, empathetic and just plain cute is a reminder that a spectrum of different heroes is always going to be better than a legion of gritty ersatz Batmans…

(Also: In Kansas, it rhymes.)

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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