Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lumberjanes #2 - Stevenson, Ellis, Watters, Allen

Title: Lumberjanes Volume 2: Friendship to the Max
Author: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, and Brooke Allen
Publisher: Boom! Box, 2015 (Paperback)
Length: 112 pages
Genre: Young Adult; Graphic Novel
Started: February 7, 2016
Finished: February 7, 2016

From the back cover:

Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are not your average campers, and Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types is not your average summer camp. Between the river monsters, magic, and the art of friendship bracelets, this summer is only just beginning. Join the Lumberjanes as they take on raptors and a sibling rivalry that only myths are made of.

This New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award-Nominated series is written by awesome all-star Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) and brilliant newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by the tremendously talented Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter)

After finally reading some highly recommended comics over the summer, including the first volume of Lumberjanes, I am officially hooked on anything attached to Noelle Stevenson's name. This second volume of Lumberjanes is no exception, in fact, I think I like it even more than the first volume.

The girls are starting to figure out the magical occurrences at camp, if they can just evade counsellor Jen long enough to investigate. They soon get caught up in an ambush by raptors (I appreciated the Jurassic Park kitchen scene reference), as well as a fight for absolute power among Artemis and Apollo. The elements I loved from the first volume are still present here: off-the wall quirky humour, nice diversity amongst the characters (we even get a super cute LGBTQ kiss scene in this volume), and an all-around really powerful female-centric comic that we honestly need more of.

Pure awesome. Not to mention it's appropriate for all ages, even though I list it as young adult since I think some of the humour would go over little kids' heads, there's no inappropriate content. I can't wait for volume three that's supposed to come out in April of this year.

Thoughts on the cover:
Again liking the Stevenson over (Allen's art makes up the work itself).

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