Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston may have a problem with the art in Marvel's Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, but comics legend and Garfield creator Jim Davis appears to have a different opinion. Davis joins an already packed creative team for November's Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #26, a special issue of the comic presented as a comics zine created by Squirrel Girl and her friends.
The original solicit reads:
In this special standalone issue, Squirrel Girl has convinced, cajoled, and otherwise induced her friends in the Marvel Universe to make comics of their own! For the very first time, find out what kind of comics your favorite Marvel characters would REALLY make! Will Tony Stark write author-insert coffee-shop alternate-reality comics where everyone talks up how great he is? It seems likely, and yet, he has given us something EVEN CRAZIER to publish! Featuring TONS of special guest artists, including a legendary comic strip artist making his Marvel debut! This unique view of both Squirrel Girl and the Marvel Universe is sure to make readers laugh, turn the page, read a bit, see a new joke, and then laugh again! It may also make readers say, "Oh my gosh you've gotta read this comic; I'm so glad I purchased it at my local comic-book store and will definitely patronize them again in the near future!!" NO OTHER COMIC is making this explicit promise this month, so in our opinion you should definitely order our talking squirrel comic book.
And the solicited creative team already included writer Erica Henderson and Ryan North, and artists Razzah, Michael Cho, Carla Speed McNeil, Rico Renzi, and Chip Zdarsky, along with the vague inclusion of "various." But in a move that's sure to earn the ire of certain fragile diaper babies on YouTube, Marvel has announced Davis's addition to the book via an EXCLUSIVE article with media partners Entertainment Weekly. Davis will be be drawing a story featuring Galactus, the devourer of worlds with an appetite that rivals his own creation, Garfield.
Check out the (hideously watermarked) art below:
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #26 hits stores on November 8.