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Preview: Lumberjanes Adult Coloring Book

Lumberjanes Adult Coloring Book

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: n/a
Artist: Brooklyn Allen, Carey Pietsch, Carolyn Nowak, Ayme Sotuyo, Dozerdraws, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell and more
Cover Artist: Brooklyn Allen
Price: $16.99
Synopsis:

Grab your favorite colored pencils, markers, glitter, and even the yellow ochre crayon you unearthed from that ancient cave so many years ago! Now you can join the Lumberjanes in earning your Friendship to the Craft badge.

Featuring 96 gorgeous pages of original Lumberjanes art to color from series artists like Brooklyn Allen, Carey Pietsch, and Ayme Sotuyo, this book is an azure-dly good time for all.

Preview: Lumberjanes #50

Lumberjanes #50

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Dozerdraws, Brooklyn Allen
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Veronica Fish
Connecting Variant Cover: Veronica Fish
Wraparound Foil Incentive Cover: Veronica Fish
Colorist: Maarta Laiho
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Price: $4.99

In this oversized anniversary issue, April, Mal and Ripley make several very cool and also pretty gross discoveries deep in the tunnels beneath the Mess Hall. Up above in the civilized world Jo and Molly join Emily, Diane and the Zodiac cabin for a fun and totally chill game of total world conquest! Contains a special short story illustrated by Brooklyn Allen. Oversized Anniversary Issue!

Lumberjanes Celebrates 50 Issues of Friendship!

BOOM! Studios has announced details for Lumberjanes #50, the historic anniversary issue of the landmark original series that’s sold nearly a million copies worldwide. This oversized issue pays tribute to Mal, Ripley, Molly, April, Jo, and the many adventures at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hardcore lady-types that’s brought countless new fans to comics.

Launched in 2014 under BOOM! Studios’ YA-focused BOOM! Box imprint by series co-creators Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle StevensonLumberjanes was originally solicited as a limited series, but the overwhelming response from fans transformed it into an ongoing series that has become a New York Times best-seller, been nominated for prestigious awards including the GLAAD Media Award and the Eisner Awards (for which it has won twice), and have even crossed over with heroes from the DC Comics Universe (in Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy). The Lumberjanes have expanded to middle-grade novels at Abrams Books, a diverse array of merchandise from pins to patches, and a feature film in development at 20th Century Fox.

In Lumberjanes #50, from writers Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh and artists Dozerdraws & Brooklyn Allen, join April, Mal and Ripley as they make several very cool and also pretty gross discoveries deep in the tunnels beneath the Mess Hall. Up above in the civilized world, Jo and Molly join Emily, Diane, and the Zodiac cabin for a fun and totally chill game of total world conquest! This issue also contains a special short story illustrated by Brooklyn Allen.

Lumberjanes #50,  featuring a main cover by Kat Leyh, connecting variants by Veronica Fish and a special wraparound foil cover connecting both Veronica Fish variants will be released in May.

 

Preview: Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 (of 4)

Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 (of 4)

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Nina Vakueva
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Nina Vakueva
Teen Movie Homage Subscription Variant Cover: Brooke Allen
Unlocked Retailer Variant Cover: Veronica Fish
Price: $3.99

Film and TV director Carly Usdin (Suicide Kale) teams up with breakout artist Nina Vakueva (Lilith’s Word) for a new series that’s music to our ears!

New Jersey, 1998. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She’s prepared to deal with anything—misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie.

But when the staff’s favorite singer mysteriously vanishes the night before her band’s show in town, Chris finds out her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl…her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club!

Preview: Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 2 HC

Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 2 HC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters, Faith Erin Hicks
Artists: Carolyn Nowak, Brooke Allen, Various
Cover Design: Scott Newman
Price: $39.99

Together, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley take on everything that goes bump in the night. From scary stories to magical portals that lead to a land untouched by time, it’s definitely not your average summer! Camp counselor Jen just wants to have a normal lesson with her cabin, teaching them the basic survival skills needed without any supernatural intervention, when a blizzard hits camp! This deluxe hardcover edition collects issues #9-12, 14-17 of the New York Time bestselling series along with a wealth of behind-the-scenes material.

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Preview: Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 1 HC

Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 1 HC

Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writers: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen

At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore 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. Includes Lumberjanes #1-8, a foreword by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), the never-before collected Lumberjanes short from BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape, all of the Rad Mix Playlists, and more!

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Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Hardcover Collects Full First Story Arc and More

Grab your sleeping bag and prepare for adventure this November as BOOM! Studios imprint BOOM! Box takes readers back to camp in Lumberjanes To The Max Edition! Join Mal, Molly, Jo, April, and Ripley as they explore the strange things going on at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types and take on mysterious quests and supernatural critters in this deluxe hardcover collecting the original eight-issue story arc of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen.

Lumberjanes To The Max Edition is the result of overwhelming love, encouragement, and enthusiasm from fellow Lumberjanes all over the world, so it’s jam-packed with extra goodies to enjoy around the campfire. Designed to look like a Lumberjanes Field Manual, this collection features a foreword by New York Times best-selling cartoonist and hardcore lady-type Raina Telgemeier, the never-before collected Lumberjanes short from BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape, all of the Rad Mix Playlists, a cover gallery, sketchbook, and a behind-the-scenes, script-to-page feature!

The Lumberjanes To The Max Edition hardcover (6.625” x 10.1875”, 272 pages, full color) arrives in comic shops on November 18th and in bookstores November 24th for the price of $39.99 under Diamond order code SEP151107 and ISBN 978-1-60886-809-4.

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Review: Lumberjanes: Friendship to the Max

Lumberjanes_v2_CoverLumberjanes: Friendship to the Max is the second trade paperback volume of the series, and throws readers right back into the outlandish adventures of the hardcore lady-types at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s seemingly magical summer camp. Volume 2 includes issues 5-8 and resolves some pressing questions from Volume 1, such as: Who is that magic bear lady? What the Annie Smith Peck going on in that lighthouse? And just what the junk is up with that boys’ camp, anyway??

One of the most enjoyable things about Lumberjanes, which delivers richly on the themes of friendship, feminism, solidarity, and the balance of self-sufficiency and cooperation, is that there are no real antagonists (at least none that I could find in the issues collected here nor in Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy). While there are obstacles galore – Raptors! Mythical creatures! The boredom of making lanyards! – there are no true enemies amongst the Lumberjanes. This is not to imply that the Lumberjanes live in a dull world or that every interpersonal relationship played out on the page is without strife – existing readers know this already. But as a newbie to the series, I was unsure of what I would be getting into, and I’ve found that what impresses me most is the authors’ commitment to keeping the overall relationships between characters civil without sacrificing any of the drama or excitement. Conflict between Lumberjanes and the people (and creatures!) they encounter typically takes shape in the form of banter-filled cartoonish fighting, or a character being possessed or otherwise controlled by outside forces. At each character’s core, with little exception, there is goodness. Even those revealed to be the “bad guys” by the end of the collection are really just misguided brats.

I especially enjoyed watching Jen’s character develop over the course of these four issues. As the Roanoke cabin’s scout leader, Jen spends most of her time trying to keep scouts Jo, April, Molly, Mal and Ripley out of trouble. While her prudence is often scoffed at by her scouts, as well as camp supervisor Rosie, the story arcs of Friendship to the Max help readers better understand that Jen’s cautionary attitude comes from a place of intelligence and care, not paranoia.

Young readers are likely to learn some great lessons about trust and communication, power, and decision-making thanks to the adventures of the Lumberjanes, and adult readers – even curmudgeonly skeptics like myself – will find it hard not to love the spectrum of personalities that make up the Roanoke troop.

Story: Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis Art: Brooke Allen
Story: 10 Art: 8 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Lumberjanes Vol. 2 TP

Lumberjanes Vol. 2 TP

Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen

The second collection of the Eisner Award-winning Lumberjanes is here! Five girls become instant best friends when they go to camp and discover there is a lot more to the summer than learning to how to paddle a canoe. Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types is not your average summer camp and Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are not your average campers. Between the river monsters, magic, and myths, this summer is only just beginning! Collects issues #5-8.

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Preview: Lumberjanes #17

Lumberjanes #17

Imprint: BOOM! Box

Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
Artist: Brooke Allen

With the Lumberjanes in danger, Jen must find a way to escape Abigail’s grasp and get to her troop in time! Meanwhile, Rosie and the Bear Woman must find the source of the Grootslang’s wrath, before it’s too late for everyone!

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