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Preview: Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #3 (of 6)

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #3 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Chynna Clugston Flores
Artists: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell & Maddi Gonzalez
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Natacha Bustos
Subscription Cover: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Incentive Cover: Vivian Ng
Price: $3.99

The Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy kids split up in an attempt to outsmart the Chaperones.


Preview: Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #2 (of 6)

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #2 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Chynna Clugston Flores
Artists: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell  & Maddi Gonzalez
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Natacha Bustos
Connecting Subscription Cover: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Incentive Cover: Colleen Coover
Price: $3.99

What the junk—Jen is missing?! The Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy crew regroup at camp to figure out how to find their missing friends.



Review: Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1

LJGothamAcademy_001_A_MainLumberjanes and Gotham Academy are two series that launched around the same time that practically go hand in hand. While the settings and tone can sometimes be drastically different, the two series excel at being adventure books that readers of all ages and genders can enjoy.

So what about the recently released first issue of the crossover then? Is it like peanut butter and chocolate?

Well, not yet. But it could be.

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy opens with a reason to bring the two series together. At the Academy, Olive is late turning in a paper to Professor MacPherson, but finds her to be missing from her office with only an old birthday party invitation the Detective Club finds to go on. Meanwhile, something happens to Rosie, which puts Jen in the position to go and find her in the woods. Of course, where Jen goes, the Lumberjanes follow and this sets them up perfectly to find the Detective Club looking for MacPherson.

It’s very easy to tell that this series is starting off on Lumberjanes rules. The Gotham Academy kids come to them and whatever terror is in the woods, it might be more related to what the Lumberjane scouts experience at camp. Maybe. Even the art feels a bit more like the usual styles Lumberjanes readers have come accustomed to with Rosemary Valero-O’Connell’s soft lines and Whitney Cogar’s bright forest-y colors. I wish there was a bit more variation on Valero-O’Connell’s interpretation of the Lumberjanes, but it’s certainly interesting to see her take on the Detective Club after Karl Kerscl and Mingjue Helen Chen’s art over at Gotham Academy. As for writer Chynna Clugston Flores, it seems like she has a bit more of a grip on the Lumberjanes so far, but time will tell once it gets rolling how her take on the Detective Club pays off.

Most of this first issue is set up, so there’s not a lot of moments between the Detective Club and Lumberjanes, which is a bit of a disappointment. However, there are great small moments like April proving why she’s the Pungeon Master, Pomeline being frightened by Bubbles, and Ripley and Maps having an instant bond, surprising exactly no one. The most intriguing part though is the set up for Jen to find out about Olive’s powers, which ends the issue. Curiouser and curiouser…

While it is mostly building the foundation for the rest of the story, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 is certainly an interesting set-up that leaves the reader curious as to what will happen next. A lot of the issue felt like it was playing by the rules of the Lumberjanes Scout Guide, which will hopefully get a bit of a shakeup by the next issue as the Scouts get to know the Club a bit more. Either way, this should hopefully turn out to be fun. Weird ghouls and all.

Story: Chynna Clugston Flores Art: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Maddi Gonzalez, Whitney Cogar
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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

Preview: Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 (of 6)

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Chynna Clugston Flores
Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mingjue Helen Chen
Connecting Subscription Cover: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Unlockable Incentive Cover: Chynna Clugston Flores
Incentive Cover 1: Leila Del Duca
Incentive Cover 2: Karl Kerschl
Price: $3.99

Something sinister is happening at a mysterious building deep in the woods, drawing the Lumberjanes and the Gotham Academy kids separately to investigate. Is it a weird cabin? An abandoned asylum? The two groups band together to find out what exactly is going on. Featuring a connecting subscription cover by Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Toil and Trouble)!


Blue Monday Grooves its Way into a Full-Color Paperback

Chynna Clugston Flores will release the fan-favorite first volume of Blue Monday with all-new colors from Jordie Bellaire, this July.

Experience the Pepsi-fueled misadventures of Bleu L. Finnegan, comics’ favorite blue-haired, Buster Keaton-obsessed, Adam Ant-worshipping teenager from the very beginning! Featuring an introduction from Kieron Gillen, this collects the original first volume miniseries as well as early short stories and more.

Blue Monday, Volume 1: The Kids Are Alright (ISBN 978-1-63215-704-1) hits comic book stores Wednesday, July 27 and bookstores Tuesday, August 2, and will be available for $9.99.


Preview: Lumberjanes #25

Lumberjanes #25

Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Chynna Clugston Flores
Artists: Carey Pietsch, Laura Lewis & Mad Rupert

Oversized anniversary issue! The High Council is coming to camp and Jen is determined to make everything perfect, even though a storm is brewing and kittens are suddenly getting magical powers. Includes a special back-up story by Chynna Clugston Flores (Blue Monday) and Laura Lewis.


Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy Team Up!

Announced today, BOOM! Studios and DC Entertainment have announced a six-issue crossover series that brings together Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy.

Both series follow an ensemble cast of young characters as they grapple with normal teenage stuff (love, tragedy, identity) and the kind of stuff that most teens will never have to face, like yetis (Lumberjanes) and Batman’s nemesis Killer Croc (Gotham Academy). The limited series is being written by Chynna Clugston-Flores and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell.

Check out the main cover art by Mingjue Chen on the left.

This is BOOM!’s first-ever crossover and will launch June 2016.LumberjanesGotham Academy #1 by Mingjue Chen

Preview: Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz HC

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz HC

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writers/Artists: Mike Allred, Art Baltazar, Paige Braddock, Megan Brennan, Frank Cammuso, Derek Charm, Colleen Coover, Evan Dorkin, Chynna Clugston Flores, Julie Fujii, Shaenon K. Garrity, Melanie Gillman, Zac Gorman, Jimmy Gownley, Matt Groening, Dan Hipp, Keith Knight, Mike Kunkel, Roger Langridge, Jeff Lemire, Jonathan Lemon, Patrick McDonnell, Tony Millionaire, Caleb Monroe, Terry Moore, Dustin Nguyen, Molly Ostertag, Lincoln Peirce, Paul Pope, Hilary Price, Liz Prince, Stan Sakai, Chris Schweizer, Ryan Sook, Jeremy Sorese, Raina Telgemeier, Richard Thompson, Tom Tomorrow, Lucas Turnbloom, and Jen Wang

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz is a giant love letter from creators new and old from comic strips to webcomics, children’s books to comic books. Unprecedented at this scale, it is very rare for the Schulz estate to allow other cartoonists to illustrate the Peanuts gang in their own signature styles. This collection of original stories, pin-ups, and strips pay tribute to Schulz and the world of Peanuts, and includes contributions from Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Mike Allred (Silver Surfer), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and many more. Features an introduction by Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate).


Preview: Saved by the Bell Vol. 1


by Joelle Sellner, illo. by Chynna Clugston Flores and Tim Fish
Pages: 112
Format: Trade Paperback
SRP: $12.99
Age Range: Middle Grade (8-12)
Publisher: Roar Comics (an imprint of Lion Forge Comics)
Distributor: IDW Publishing / Diamond Book Distributors
Pub Date: July 1, 2015
Item Code: APR150490
ISBN: 978-1-63140-312-5

Time out – we need to talk about high school. Specifically Bayside High School, where we got to know our pals Zack, Slater, Kelly, Lisa, Screech, and Jessie. Relatable but safe for younger kids, a whole generation grew up watching the misadventures of these teen idols on the classic television series Saved By the Bell. At a time when Saturday morning was ruled by cartoons, the show ushered in an era of live-action tween comedies that still reigns supreme, and now Roar Comics is bringing the magic back for today’s young readers in the very first Saved By the Bell graphic novel.

Kicking things off at the perfect starting point for newbies, the series is a modern reboot set during the Bayside gang’s freshman year, where they’ve traded in their brick cell phones for Twitter accounts and iPhones. But these inseparable friends still have the same chemistry and camaraderie we remember from the old days. Written by television vet Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) with expressive artwork by multiple Eisner Award-nominated Chynna Clugston Flores (Blue Monday, Queen Bee) and Tim Fish (The Graphic Canon, Uncanny X-Men: Nation X), Saved By the Bell is a zany yet still grounded coming of age story reminiscent of classic teen humor comics but with a cutting edge.


Preview: It Girl & The Atomics #12

It Girl & The Atomics #12

Story By: Jamie S. Rich
Art By: Chynna Clugston-Flores
Art By: Mike Norton
Art By: Natalie Nourigat
Cover By: Michael Allred
Cover By: Laura Allred
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY130558
Published: July 31, 2013

“STOP AS YOU MEANT TO GO ON”–SERIES FINALE! All the ATOMICS artists return for a triptych of international superspies, dopey costumed villains, and mummy attacks. Rights will be wronged, relationships repaired, and seriously, it’s going to be one heck of a party!


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