Mini-review: ‘Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy’ by Stevenson et al.

Rating:

4/5 paper planes

What’s This Book About?

Created by: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen (Illustrator), Maarta Laiho (Colourist), Aubrey Aiese (Letterer)
Genre: Middle Grade adventure comic/graphic novel
Publication: April 2015
Pages: 128 (paperback)
Synopsis: FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX! This volume collects Issues #1-4.

At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core 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. 

What I Thought:

A funny, quirky and chaotic romp through a summer camp that’s a little more than it seems. The artwork was incredibly dynamic and the colouring is stunning! I really liked seeing all the extra covers in the back – is this a common thing with all volume editions of comics? I think my favourite alternate covers were:

Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Megan Hutchison
The Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Megan Hutchison

and

Challengers Comics Exclusive Cover by Kali Ciesemier
The Challengers Comics Exclusive Cover by Kali Ciesemier

If you’re a Percy Jackson fan, you’ll probably enjoy this. There was a nice diversity of characters – Molly’s my favourite and I think there’s a little burgeoning sapphic ship that’s really cute! I look forward to Volume 2, there’s some shadiness afoot…

Thanks for reading! Have you read ‘Lumberjanes’? Do you have a favourite comic or graphic novel? Let me know below!

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