Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson

Title: Lumberjanes
Author: Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis
Series: Lumberjanes #1-4
Rating: 4 Stars
128 pages – Expected publication April 8th 2015 by BOOM! Studios

Summary: Camping was never this dangerous. The Lumberjanes, five teenage best friends, have some pretty strange adventures at the scout camp this summer.

What I liked:

  • Don’t you just hate all those comics where the female body is all leg, boob, and butt? Enter Lumberjanes – a comic where teenagers have actual awkward teenage bodies
  • Having humor in comic books is hard, or honestly, in any kind of book. A successful joke is dependant on perfect timing, and I think the writers of Lumberjanes nailed it. I laughed out loud several times throughout the book
  • Girl powerrrrr!
  • Honestly, I was expecting this one to be rather lame by the premise, but it completely surprised me by being filled with crazy action and awesome characters
  • There is no swearing, violence, or nudity. If you have any preteens in your life you’d like to give something fun, this is a good one
  • It has one of the cutest romances ever. I love that this one isn’t about grand gestures and amazing proclamations, but about things like holding hands and being aware of each other
  • There is this entire Indiana Jones-esque sequence that’s pretty brilliant

What I didn’t like:

  • The girls are very diverse, but I had troubles keeping track of who was called what
  • Although I love the crazy adventures and the running around, I was hoping for more of a plotline – though it looks like the next volume will have more of that
  • Because in most panels all five girls are present, they can seem rather busy and crowded

Verdict: An adorable and funny comic, which has given me an appetite for more. Perfect gift for someone in need of some PG girl power

4 stars

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp… defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons… what’s not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! /em>

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