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Lumberjanes Volume 1

Lumberjanes Vol. 1 -  Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen

5 Stars, buy it

I’m rereading my comic series to catch back up.  As I remember the art takes a little getting used to. In issue one we are introduced to the main characters in the camp. They snuck out of camp and got into a fight with foxes who apparently don’t like kittens. I’ve missed this comic. I forgot how fun it is.  In issue two, the girls go canoeing with Jen and there is all sorts of comedy including a river monster. Two girls are very into each other and i know eventually they are in a relationship. Yeay for LGBT characters. Anyway the girls get separated from Jen and end up in the bottom of a cave. Issue 3 starts with the girls in the cave still. They come across talking statues who challenge someone to arm wrestling and April volunteers. More adventure happens and that is the end of that. Don’t want to spoil all of it for you.  The Holy kitten which was in issues one and two is also pretty funny. In issue 4, Jen gets talked into taking the girls on a hike. The girls run into a monster, run away and they all end up in poison ivy when a bunch of boy campers come help them.   More adventures happen (again, don’t want to  ruin everything).  The writing is still awesome and the story is still really funny.  And that is the end of Volume 1.  Why it’s only 4 issues I’m not sure, maybe issue 1 was a double issue.  There is a cover gallery at the end which is nice, i like the covers.  There is also a sketch book at the end of the cover gallery which is less interesting.



“What the junk?!”

“It looks like it’s scrunchie time!”


Characters for my reference


April- Short red head girl

Jen- dark skinned camp counsilor

Jo- tall kid

Mal: Dark haired girl with half shaved head

Molly: Blond haired girl

Ripley: Short brunet with headband around her head and blue streak in hair

Rosie- head of camp. Constantly calls Jen Jane. Very cool.