Squirrel Girl’s “Zine” Issue Allows Artists to Flex Their Creative Muscles at Marvel

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #26:
Creators (Yeah, we’re just going to list everybody): Ryan North, Madeline McGrane, Iris Holden, Erica Henderson, Chip Zdarsky, Travis Lanham, Tom Fowler, Rico Renzi, Travis Lanham, Carla Speed McNeil, Michael Cho, Rahzzah, Anders Nielsen, Soren Iverson, Jim Davis (yes, that Jim Davis), Emily Horne, Joey Comeau.
Marvel Comics

Some of you out there just have no love lost for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. That’s understandable if you specifically restrict yourself to superhero books, and “house” style books at that. For decades, Marvel and DC have mostly functioned under specific notions of straightforward comic art. That’s not to say that nobody experiments at the big two (Todd McFarlane’s tenure on Spider-Man and Jim Lee’s X-Men were both dramatic leaps ahead for superhero art), but outside of someone like Bill Sienkiewicz or the occasional James Kochalka guest stint in a Hulk backup, superhero…

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