Marvel has teamed up with SiriusXM to create Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show!, a podcast sequel to Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s beloved run
Fan favorite Squirrel Girl conquered the comic book realm, so now it’s heading into a whole new medium. marvel announced Squirrel Girl: the unbeatable radio show!a six-episode podcast written by Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s Ryan North. The new audio-based story appears to be another unique outing for the quirky hero.
Doreen Green, aka Squirrel Girl, is a heroine with superhuman abilities, a prehensile tail, and a telepathic connection to squirrels. Created by Will Murray and Steve Ditko, the character first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #8 and made sporadic appearances until she was introduced as a member of the Great Lakes Avengers in GLA: disassembled. She’s since become a hit with fans for her chipper attitude and ability to take on powerful foes like Dr. Doom and Thanos. An evil clone of Squirrel Girl even managed to defeat all of the Marvel heroes.
Her favorite series The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson, is now getting a sequel in podcast form. Marvel Entertainment and SiriusXM created Squirrel Girl: the unbeatable radio show!, a six-episode series that follows Empire State University student Doreen Green hosting a phone show for her university’s radio station. After being introduced as the notorious rodent-themed hero, Green uses the program to bridge her college and superhero life. However, trouble begins to brew when a mysterious caller sparks a crime wave across New York City, forcing Doreen to do double duty as a radio host and the unbeatable Squirrel Girl. To entice fans, Marvel released a trailer narrated by Milana Vayntrub, who plays the eponymous hero. Interested fans can read a special tie-in issue that serves as a prequel to the podcast exclusively on the Marvel Unlimited app.
The casting of Milana Vayntrub is notable because she had already been cast as Squirrel Girl in a pilot for a New Warriors television series for the FreeForm channel. However, the show was canceled and the only glimpse fans have ever had of a live-action Squirrel Girl was leaked photos of Vayntrub in costume. However, Vayntrub continued to voice Doreen Green in several marvel rising animated shorts. His return to character for the podcast is surely welcome. Squirrel Girl: the unbeatable radio show! is also a treat for fans of the Ryan North and Erica Henderson series. The comic ran for almost five years with two volumes and consisted of almost sixty issues. The humor and slice-of-life storytelling made for a unique superhero comic that anyone could enjoy. Some have even called Squirrel Girl the next Deadpool for how often funny and metaphorical her adventures are. Marvel pointed out that the podcast is a sequel that continues the comic book storyline but that it was “also designed for new people who may not have encountered the world of the unbeatable Squirrel Girl before”.
Squirrel Girl definitely has her fans and fills a unique niche in the Marvel Universe, so it makes sense to give her her own podcast adventure. Vayntrub’s return as Doreen is the icing on the cake. Despite her streak ending, it’s evident that the future is still quite bright for the unbeatable Squirrel Girl.
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Squirrel Girl: the unbeatable radio show! is available now on podcast platforms everywhere.
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