Saturday, June 30, 2018

Lumberjanes #51 Review

Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Dozerdraws
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 27, 2018
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Review by: Chris Groves

Lumberjanes is a book that really got a lot of hype a year or so ago, but that seems to have died down a bit recently. Any comic book that lasts 50 issues, however, has to have something going on so it's about time I jump into this series and see what it's all about.

We pick up this issue with April, Mal, and Ripley spelunking in some caves and discussing types of giant bugs.  While they explore the caves, they come upon some glowing blobs on the walls that change color based on emotion, like a mood ring.  They follow these blobs to a point where there is light coming from the tunnel.

As the group approaches the light, a giant bug scurries out of the light and chases the girls.  They find a hole in the ceiling and climb up. While stopping for a moment, April brings up Mal’s possible relationship with Molly which leads to her admitting that she is unsure of their status and that their time together hasn’t been fully enjoyable. 

The group continues on to a chamber with some bones where they go on to find their way to the surface. The rest of the girls at camp are in the cabin playing Penterra (think Catan or Cones of Dunshire) and are upping the intensity of their Role Playing.  

As a first time reader of the series, I enjoyed the interactions these girls had with each other.  They talk about their interests, relationships, and their creative ideas. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good character interaction more than a convoluted plot.  The action and set pieces being limited, simply allow these interactions to shine.

Bits and Pieces:

This particular issue was light and breezy. Hopefully the action will pick up the next issue.


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