Guys, I know it's weird to create a new thread just for a single issue of a story
Guys, this might be one of the best science fiction stories I've ever seen in a semi-mainstream comic book.
Like, there are certain highly regarded sci-fi stories written by Alan Moore during his Superman and Green Lantern runs, or some of the great stories during the glory days of the Fantastic Four. This story was up there. I felt like I was reading an illustrated Bradbury story. So, uh... imagine a stylistic fusion between an Alan Moore Superman story and something by Ray Bradbury, but now take away all the angst that those two usually bring with them and replace it with optimism.
And that's another thing: a lot of great sci-fi really tackles the question of "Does the future change humanity, or does humanity change the future"? "Future", of course, meaning "the fantastic element that makes this different from a normal story." And, uh... well, the main characters never really change because of the sci-fi element, but you see them change because of, like... just life. And they're not changed so much as refined.
The actual plot is kinda like the one in Passengers, but if you take out the space ship and get rid of the element of having a stalker or a betrayer.
Anyway... anyway, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #31 is just great sci-fi. I didn't think a superhero comic would tell a well-developed, stand-alone sci-fi story like this anymore, and it was, just like the Squirrel Girl herself, unbeatable.
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