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LOL[edit]

Squirrel Girl? LOL! Herostratus

If you're a comic fan, you've GOT to read GLA, which is coming out in trade in december Elijya 18:14, 25 November 2005 (UTC)
It is articles like this that make me heart Wikipedia. UndeniablyJordan 18:28, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
you're welcome :-) Elijya 19:33, 15 December 2005 (UTC)


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Image[edit]

The other image is of a poorer quality and cuts off a piece of her tail. --DrBat 15:23, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Poorer quality? These pictures are exactly the same! There is no difference in quality, only how it's cropped. One is cropped to be centered on her, and one is cropped to be centered on the spotlight and include the end of her tail. It's a simple aesthetics debate, nothing more, so I will await the opinions of others aside from our selves as to which version they think is preferable. But that doesn't explain why you initially replaced it with a picture of her that included word balloons.Elijya 16:52, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
Because that image was of a higher quality than the current one, which is of a poor quality (like it was a bmp coverted into a jpg, losing some its quality). --DrBat 17:35, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
after closely comparing the pictures, there is a minor difference in quality, but I still prefer the cropping centered on her. I'll await others' inputsElijya 16:59, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
I think its better if we show her entire body instead of cropping off the tail, but if its that important I'll modify my image. --DrBat 17:35, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
Quality is not really an issue. In fact, a higher resolution image may actually break fair use, since there's no fair use rationale to prefer a higher quality image over a lower quality one when the lower quality one can illustrate the subject perfectly well. --khaosworks (talkcontribs) 17:39, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
Khaos, which do you prefer?Elijya 17:57, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
I see no real problems with the original. --18:27, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
The cropped version is vastly superior from a layout perspective. It balances perfectly and conveys all the needed information; including more of the background and of her tail is redundant, as enough of her tail is included in both images to convey all the necessary information. If the unnoticeable level of image quality difference is an issue, then crop the larger image to be the exact same as the smaller one and use it then. But in no significant way is the current version on the page lacking. -Silence 20:15, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Deadpool[edit]

"Her only known appearance during this time was as the pattern on a pair of underwear worn by the comedic character Deadpool in issue 7 of his series." Er, where? I searched high and low and there isn't a shot of any sort of underwear in the entire issue, let alone Deadpool wearing any (zing!). Kitsune Sniper / David Silva 04:46, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

This info was taken from one of the reference sites. I vaguely recall seeing it myself when I originally read those issues. It's possible the site the info was taken from may have used the wrong issue number. Elijya 08:33, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
It's the right issue, all right. I happened to have DP #7 on me, and I read through it- and I can see where the confusion comes from. The mention is purely verbal, and easy to miss: Blind Al, Deadpool's captive/roommate, mentions to someone that she accidentally got bleach in a load of laundry containing Deadpool's Squirrel Girl underoos. -Toptomcat 01:56, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Speaking of Her VS Deadpool, I don't really seem to remember it showing her actually beating him, all I reall remember is a switch to cable, then back to deadpool strung up in his underoos, or am I just imagining things?

It showed her beating the crap out of him, then the switch to Cable, then back to Deadpool strung up for the Milwaukee PD. Rdfox 76 02:04, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

PPG[edit]

Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls can talk to squirrels and understand them, could Squirrel Girl have been the inspriation for that "power"? - Ferret 08:39, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Highly unlikely. Elijya 18:37, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
I think Squirrel Girl came first. Rabidwolfe 20:02, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
She did. Ferret is asking if that aspect of Bubbles was inspired by her, not the otehr way around. Elijya 20:59, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
I doubt it. A few years back I created a fantasy roleplaying character who could talk to squirrels, well before I ever heard of Squirrel Girl or Bubbles or anyone else with that specific power. I think it's just a common assumption that squirrels must hold some sort of deep wisdom, for some reason. Though in my case my character was quite annoyed that he'd spent years learning how to commune with squirrels only to find that they chattered about nothing but inane nut-related subjects all the time. He now hates squirrels with a passion... But I digress. Bryan 00:56, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Hey - Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove could talk to squirrels! So could the Wolf in Hoodwinked (And they were played by the same voice actor). And this has nothing to do with Squirrel Girl at all, I'm sure. Likely, it seems to be a common meme. Rabidwolfe 04:59, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps we need a Communication with squirrels in popular culture article? :) Bryan 05:51, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
You need a more notable foundation to build it upon than that, unfortunately (and personally, thankfully). 75.2.40.114 00:29, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
That's all very interesting, talking to squirrels just seems such an obscure power to have, I had no idea so many had picked it up, I wonder why... Thanks for the replies. - Ferret 17:37, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

The Flying Squirrel[edit]

Does anyone know if The Flying Squirrel from The Tick animated series was based on Squirrel Girl? The two characters are remarkably similar. UncreativeNameMaker 03:04, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Again, it's highly doubtful. The character was INCREDIBLY obscure prior to the GLA miniseries from two years ago. Elijya 03:22, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Image again[edit]

The main Image has once again been changed (this time to a zoom in of the same image). I must say I prefer the previous image and suggest replacing it, as it always seems more practical to have full body shots for superhero articles. Thoughts? Elijya 05:45, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

I prefer the full-length image, too. --Galliaz 13:20, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

I also prefer the full-length image. Shows off the squirrels better. (Devon Vice (talk) 01:44, 19 August 2010 (UTC))

Merged Monkey Joe and Tippy Toe[edit]

Per the proposed merge, I merged Monkey Joe and Tippy Toe. While yes, Squirrel Girl does insist they're full members of the GLA/X/D/C... they're still just squirrels and always by her side. Cute, but no thanks = ) -HKMarks 01:40, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Looks fine to me.--Galliaz 01:45, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Initiative cover[edit]

It's unclear to me why the entry should list that Squirrel Girl appears on the cover to Avengers: The Initiative. I'm open to hearing a rationale/explanation, and look forward to a discussion of the material's importance.--Galliaz 23:37, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

This seems to me to be a sensible approach: when Squirrel GIrl does something of note in Avengers: Initiative, we can add a description of it to the entry. Otherwise, simply listing the cover appearance is superfluous.--Galliaz 22:36, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

I've been told how little weight precedent has in Wiki, but I've seen mention of appearances on the infamous cover on other heroes' articles, including those of fellow GLA/X/C/I members. As a side note, while the fan page listed is nice, it is very out of date--should a fansite be listed in a link to begin with? It would likely have sufficed while she was in her reign of obscurity, but at this point perhaps it should be removed. Maybe this is why fansites are discouraged--as much fun as it may be for a fan to put up a site, I've seen more effort put into this article. Of course, there's an advantage that a fansite is only run by one fan, while anyone with an interest in this particular hero can check info here (and add any missing items). IL-Kuma 09:32, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

When originally created?[edit]

It is stated (accurately) in the article that SG's 1st appearance was in Marvel Super-Heroes V2#8 in 1992, but is there any information on when the character/story was created? I believe it's generally understood (or maybe just assumed) that it was an inventory story. Fitfatfighter 08:20, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

I hadn't heard that. However, looking over his publishing history at [1], though it was his only Marvel work in 1992, he'd done new stories for them even the previous year, including ones for Captain America and Speedball. Given that Robbie Baldwin was always a slightly Silver Age-ish goofy-fun-lighthearted character, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Ditko came up with SG as late as 1990 or 1991. (In fact, it'd make sense that she and Speedball might have been his way of commenting on the trend Frank Miller started with Dark Knight Returns, and that Alan Moore was in the process of pushing through the roof with Watchmen.) Rdfox 76 15:13, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Perhaps I misspoke, or was less than accurate in my characterization. What I have read is that MSH V2 by-and-large consisted of inventory stories (see for example the article on MSH); ergo "The Coming of Squirrel Girl" at least might have been an inventory story. Fitfatfighter 03:46, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Ah, OK, didn't know that. It makes sense; unfortunately, we probably can't post anything about it to the article, since there's no sourced information either way. In fact, we'll probably never know unless A) someone who's interested bumps into Steve Ditko and thinks to ask, and B) he actually remembers what was probably not a particularly memorable story to him. Be interesting to know, though! Rdfox 76 00:53, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

any REAL ref to a Vol 2 Marvel Super-Heroes would be real helpful to be "verifiable" otherwise the Ditko/Dr Doom of this is a hoax and should be taken down. 192.195.66.58 19:53, 6 August 2007 (UTC) X-height

SG's origin story from Marvel Super-Heroes (including the Doom encounter) is reprinted in the GLA:Misassembled TPB. No hoax; no need to amend the entry.--Galliaz 20:45, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
And if that ain't enough for you, I've got a scan of the original issue sitting on my hard drive (because I couldn't find a dead-tree edition of it as a single issue). Rdfox 76 23:37, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

found source - still think footnote or amend important - link http://www.comicvine.com/comic/marvel-super-heroes/4404/&i=6806 to remove doubt.

I disagree. The story was published in MS-H #8: this is not in any doubt. The reprint in GLA:M cites MS-H #8 as the original source of publication. This is definitive, and no further sourcing is required.--Galliaz 22:30, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Other[edit]

I don't grok the point of the section labeled 'Other'. I think it could be deleted. Lots42 02:23, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Say it ain't so, Monkey Joe![edit]

A little while back I read a passing reference on a blog to Squirrel Girl dying in an issue of "UXM;" I took that to mean The Uncanny X-Men, which I don't read. (I suppose it could have meant Ultimate X-Men instead, which I also don't read.) I tried to get more info there but was ignored, and I haven't been able to find anything anywhere else confirming. Is this true? Is she 'gone?' If so, it should be in the article until/unless she comes back from her death. If not...nevermind (but please put my fears for Doreen to rest nonetheless).Fitfatfighter (talk) 09:46, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

First off, this sort of post is more suited for a Marvel or general-comics forum rather than a Wikipedia talkpage, just so you know. But I'll also answer your question--to my knowledge, the last time Doreen appeared in any book was the Deadpool/GLI Summer Fun Spectacular, where she was last seen (literally) kicking Deadpool out of GLI Headquarters. Considering that Joey Q. recently said that she's the Marvel character he'd most want to date, I don't think there's any need to worry about her in the near future. Rdfox 76 (talk) 00:47, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanos battle[edit]

Does anyone possibly have a link to a scan or a press release where it clarifies that Squirrel Girl beat a Thanos Clone and not the real thing? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.33.9.99 (talk) 19:22, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, Uatu specifically states that the Thanos she defeated was 'Not a clone, robot, or simulacrum' -- all the usual reasons offered why a villian is defeated by a 2nd or 3rd string hero. —Preceding unsigned comment added by ScrewySqrl (talkcontribs) 22:44, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


Did you even Read what I asked? I asked if any one has a link or an article over the events of She-Hulk Volume 2 where it's revealed Squirrel girl only beat a clone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.33.9.99 (talk) 14:06, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

There's no press release about it, and no specific statement that she did. In one of the "trial of Starfox" issues (don't have the exact issue numbers present; it was somewhere between #5 and #10 of She-Hulk Volume 2), Thanos is called to testify, only to have it revealed later that it's not the real Thanos, but rather a clone that's good enough to fool the Watcher that was called in to confirm his identity (and thus the admissibility of his testimony). Whether this affects Doreen's victory over Thanos is open to debate, though both stories were written by Dan Slott, and the She-Hulk issue was only a short time after her beating him in GLX-Mas. Rdfox 76 (talk) 14:15, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Dan Slott stated in the Newsarama discussion boards, when asked, that the Thanos defeated by Squirrel girl '..was the real thing.' user:ScrewySqrl (User talk:ScrewySqrl)

Action Figure[edit]

I heard a rumour that there might be a Squirrel Girl action figure coming out (some say the Marvel Legends line, others aren't sure), is this true? If it is it may well be one of the most awesome thing ever! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.69.86.114 (talk) 17:39, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

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Squirrel Girl's affinity to beat people[edit]

I thought the article really doesnt mention that a major and perhaps THE major part of her charracter is how she wins against every fight she's in, even against all powerful people. I added a bit on it which was reverted for the logical reason of making the intro too detailed. But it really does need to be included somewhere else in the article. It's own section maybe. It would also be neat to reference that Marvel website where everyone has power stats and Squirrel Girl's are apparently maxed out.

I think also the slight controversy of people not taking her wins seriously or bringing them into question could be mentioned, with the marvel fanbase divided on whether the doctor doom win was the real doom or a doom bot, which even lead to the writers having to confirm that it was the real doctor doom in a later comic.

Refs[edit]

"+comics&btnG=Search&um=1&ned=us&hl=en&scoring=a They exist. Who knew. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) (contribs) 02:04, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Infoxbox image[edit]

Does Squirrel Girl have eyes? Because from the image in the infobox, she doesn't appear to. Perhaps we need a better image. --Tenebrae (talk) 16:22, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

It's pretty clear that her eyes are closed in that image. While there are other options, it's still probably the best full-face shot of her most "iconic" appearance (the Pelletier redesign--in that case, as drawn by Pelletier himself) that we have. If someone else could find one that's as good at illustrating her appearance, is on-model, and has her eyes open, they'd be welcome to bring it, but AFAIK, that's the best shot of her available at this point. rdfox 76 (talk) 02:23, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Is this correct?[edit]

I am not familiar with the sources but someone here is. Is this edit[2] correct? --Guy Macon (talk) 23:44, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

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