The author of this blog post dedicated to me. I am reblogging this post, because I feel really happy about that. Usually, people don’t read my blog, but I posted a review of yesterday’s Saturday Night Live, so you never know.
17+ Superheroes Who Definitely Could Have Chosen a More Impressive Animal for Their Theme
(This list is dedicated to Zarion, who really ought to know better than to encourage this kind of tomfoolery.)
1. Squirrel Girl
Since the early days of Batman and the Blue Beetle, many comic book heroes and villains have chosen animals as their theme. (Heck, the list of animals that inspired Spider-Man’s villains alone would populate a good-sized zoo.) But while many animals have proven to be good choices for building billion-dollar franchises, others have… well, not. But sometimes the inherent silliness of the concept is precisely the point. Take Squirrel Girl, the mutant hero with the powers and abilities of squirrels. Created in 1992 by Will Murray and Steve Ditko as a deliberate rebuke to that decade’s “grim ‘n’ gritty” superheroes, Squirrel Girl defeated no less than Doctor Doom in her first outing, using methods that probably still…
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