Man, if I went to a summer camp as cool as the one in Lumberjanes, I’d have never complained. There are cool girls, a tattooed camp director, and supernatural craziness in the woods. That beats the heck out of eating questionable lunch meat and reading under a cafeteria table fort so no one would bother me.
Lumberjanes, from BOOM!’s Boom! Box imprint, introduces us to five campers: Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley. They’re best friends who stick together, whether that means fighting crazy attack foxes together or explaining why they’ve broken 8 camp rules to the director. The camp director is completely cool, tattooed, and appears to be hiding something – or maybe just waiting to disclose it to the right campers.
Most of this issue was setup, so I can’t wait for the next issue. This is a great book for all ages, but middle-grade girls will get the most out of it. Yes, it’s very “girl power” and “friendship to the max”, as I’ve heard it described, but that’s PERFECT for the 8-12 age group, as is Noelle Stevenson’s fun, friendly art. And you know, the “girl power” and “extreme friendship” vibe absolutely speaks to me and my crew of geek girls – you know who you are, ladies.
Bottom line – I think this book has great potential, and I’m adding it to my pull list. If you have a daughter, make sure she gets a copy. If you have a son, make sure he gets a copy, too. It’s just that much fun. 4 out of 5 stars, because I want to see where this goes.
Lumberjanes #1 (of 8)
Writer: Stevenson, Noelle
Artist: Allen, Brooke A.
Cover Artist: Stevenson, Noelle
On Sale April 09, 2014
Publisher BOOM! Studios
Diamond Id: FEB141071
Format: LIMITED SERIES