Lumberjanes Vol.1

Lumberjanes Vol.1


Last Fall when trying to find more comics to read after Saga and Rat Queens, Lumberjanes kept coming up. Just from seeing the cover I knew I would be interested and had to read it, but several issues were already out and a TP was in the works so I decided to wait for it. When Emerald City Comicon rolled around, I giddily made my way to buy it first thing Friday morning.

Lumberjanes is about five girls at summer camp. In the very beginning, they realize that this camp stay is not going to be normal. They encounter foxes with three eyes, a river monster, a magical cave, yetis, and possessed boy scouts. After the foxes in the beginning, they dedicate all of their time and energy to the epic quest of finding out what the junk is going on. We even get a little taste of a budding romance! Brooke Allen (illustrations) and Maarta Laiho (colors) do such a fantastic job with thick colors, detailed expressions, and deep, rich colors. The story and the visuals combined really blow this hilarious comic out of the woods.
Your local comic shop should already have this trade available and Amazon should have it this Tuesday, April 7th. I can’t wait to see what adventure is in store for Mal, Molly, April, Ripley, and Jo (and Jen and Rosie!)!

5/5 Stars

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