Lumberjanes (Volume 1)
Brook Allen (Illustrator)
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels
Age Level: Grade 5 & up
Format Read: Kindle & ComiXology
What's to Love: Lumberjanes is the hit series from the BOOM! Box imprint that features five rad ladies who fight monster baddies with the power of friendship! Written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) and newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), this new series has taken comics by storm and placed on many Best-of-the-Year lists, including Comics Alliance, Entertainment Weekly, and Comic Book Resources.
What It Is: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. Presented as the Lumberjanes Field Manual featuring a cover gallery and early character designs by Noelle Stevenson and Brooke Allen. Collects issues #1-4.
I decided to check this out one night on a whim. (It's FREE to read w/ Amazon Prime) I had heard it recommended by a lot of people but never really planned on reading it. The smallest kiddo wouldn't sleep though & like I mentioned, it is free since I have Amazon Prime. So... I downloaded it & dove in.
Please don't let me mediocre rating discourage you. I gave 3 stars because I feel this story is just starting out. There's no doubt in my mind that the volumes that follow are even more awesome than the first. The 5 leading ladies of this series are wonderfully unique & so are their varying types of friendships with one another. I also enjoyed the side characters who also make appearances.
Each encounter is perfectly portrayed by artist Brook Allen. She does a spectacular job of adding even more magic to an already magical series of occurrences.
I highly recommend checking out this series. Especially if you take interest in kick a$$ ladies. Such as I do.