This last week saw the release of Secret Wars #5, as well as a bunch of other Secret Wars related tie-in comics. But the clear winner was actually The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8, the last issue of the book before it is relaunched in October (with the exact same creative team of Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Rico Renzi). Why was it so good? Well, aside from the entire thing be a goddamn delight, let me explain about the very best moment. SPOILERS, obviously.
So: in the previous issue, it was revealed that “Girl Squirrel,” a squirrel superhero, was in actuality Ratatoskr, an evil Asgardian squirrel god who used to be trapped in Yggdrasill the world-tree but was somehow released (all true) and used her powers to mind-control pretty much everyone in New York, including the Avengers, and make them all grouchy and jealous.
The only ones to escape this predicament were Doreen Green (the unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and her friend Nancy Whitehead and fellow animal-talking superheroes Chipmunk Hunk and Koi Boi. Oh, and Thor (the female one) and Odinson (the male one) also escaped Ratatoskr’s mind-control and met with Squirrel Girl to figure out a way to stop it. They decided the best course of action would be for Nancy to go with the Thors to Asgard and figure out how to trap Ratatoskr, while Squirrel Girl, Chipmunk Hunk, and Koi Boi stayed on Earth and physically fought the evil squirrel god.
And so we begin:
Yes, this is “Cat Thor,” as previously mentioned by Nancy Whitehead, who, it turns out, is a huge fan of Thor (both of them). When the Thors and Nancy arrive at Asgard, they can’t seem to figure out how exactly Ratatoskr escaped her prison in Yggdrasill...until Loki shows up and says, “My bad!”
And that’s when the best moment happens:
Yes, Loki becomes Cat Thor for the nearly the rest of the issue. And it is awesome.
Seriously, if you are not reading The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, what is wrong with you? Go do it now!