Continuing with our look at Diamond Halloween Comic Fest offerings, here a seasonal adventure by Ryan North, Erica Henderson and Rico Renzi featuring Squirrel Girl in a “choose your own variable outcome fictional tale” thinger featuring Hobgblin, who is in danngter of being turned into a latte any second due to his pumpkinoid head.
a) This special issue, called “Be the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl,” puts you in control of The Most Powerful Character In The Marvel Universe. Will you fight crime and save the day? Or will you be a complete jerk and use her powers to tell everyone off?
b) I’m serious: these are actual choices, and you have to make them right now? To be Squirrel Girl and fight crime, turn to c). To be Squirrel Girl and be a jerk instead, turn to e).
c) Well, you’re in luck vis-a-vis crime-fighting, because Squirrel Girl is going to be facing off against Swarm, a bad guy made out of bees! And that’s not all. To learn more about the other bad guys she can face, turn to d)! But if instead you’d like to stop reading this and get excited about this book and maybe order it, please: feel free!
d) Nice try, but we’ve got to keep some surprises for the book! You decide to definitely buy this comic and see who they are. The End.
e) What? No, why would you even want to be a jerk? Geez, man, maybe this isn’t the comic for you. Turn to b) and answer better this time!
Here’s a preview.
A top notch team and a great looking book.
PS: as I’m sure astute Beat readers know, the phrase “choose you own adventure” is acually trademarked hence all the synomyms.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.