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Preview: Lumberjanes Vol. 20

Lumberjanes Vol. 20

(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Brooklyn Allen (CA) Noelle Stevenson
In Shops: Nov 03, 2021
SRP: $14.99

The end of summer is here and what is a girl (or girls) to do?

The final volume of the GLAAD and Eisner Award-winning series follows Jo, Mal, Molly, April, and Ripley as they attempt to defend Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types from the mysterious force known as the Grey.

Even if they succeed, they will have to deal with their biggest challenge yet, saying goodbye as summer finally comes to an end.

The team of Kat Leyh, Shannon Watters, Alexa Bosy, Kanesha C. Bryant, and returning series co-creator Brooklyn Allen conclude one of the most important and acclaimed comics of the century by taking Friendship To The Max one last time.

Collects Lumberjanes #75, Lumberjanes: End of Summer #1, and the Lumberjanes: Farewell to Summer FCBD Special.

Lumberjanes Vol. 20

Skeletons From My Stack: Lumberjanes Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy

Lumberjanes Volume 1

Like most bibliophiles, I keep a stack of books by my bed that I one day plan to read. Unfortunately, between reading review materials, participating in reading challenges, books I’ve had on hold at the library for ages becoming available, and the lure of new books, that stack never seems to get any smaller. So I’ve decided to make an effort to finally tackle some of the books from my bedside “to-be-read” stack. So sit back and enjoy reading my thoughts on some of the skeletons from my book stack.

Lumberjanes is a series that has intrigued me for a long time. Brandy, the lady who owns my local comic book store, loves the Lumberjanes. It’s her favorite series. She’s got a discerning palate when it comes to comics, so a recommendation from her carries a lot of weight. Over a year ago, someone gave me a box of books. In that box was Lumberjanes Volume 1. I donated most of the rest of the books to charity, but I kept the Lumberjanes trade paperback. It has sat waiting on my stack until the day I got around to finally reading it. That day is today!

Five female best friends at a summer camp in the woods. Sounds like the plot of a slasher movie (or a porno). Sorry to disappoint fans of horror films (or porn enthusiasts) but Lumberjanes is a girl-powered fantasy adventure series. Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are spending the summer at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types. This is no ordinary summer camp. Mysteries lay nearby, waiting to be uncovered and the surrounding woods are full of fantastic and mythical creatures.

From the dialogue to the sight gags, this is a really funny comic book. The girls’ friendship really shines through. Their relationships are very endearing and stand out from the purposely ridiculous nature of the story. Each chapter is preceded by a section out of the Lumberjanes field manual. These excerpts tie into the events of each chapter and provide cute background info to the story. I really liked all the pop culture references contained within the dialogue. I also enjoyed all the references to famous women from history. Admittedly, I had to Google a few to realize who was being referenced, but that isn’t a bad thing. Any comic that inspires people to learn on their own is doing something right.

Artist Brooke Allen’s style reminded me a little of Captain Underpants. Except, she used darker inks and much fuller levels of detail. The colors are so vivid and bright that there were times where I considered wearing sunglasses to read this book. Even the scenes set at nighttime are given a rich vibrancy by Maarta Laiho’s color choices. I really liked how Allen draws faces. They convey emotion while retaining the elasticity and wackiness of a cartoon character.

Lumberjanes Volume 1 was well worth the wait. I’m glad I chose it as the first book to remove from my stack. This comic is geared toward young people, and the story is very silly. So although it’s suitable for all readers, it may not appeal to those used to more mature titles. The first volume contains a joyful adventure story full of heart and humor. I’m not sure if I’ll read any further into the series, but I do regret waiting so long to check it out. Lumberjanes made for a fun afternoon of reading. Now onto the next title in my stack…

Story: Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis Art: Brooke Allen
Color: Maarta Laiho Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Story: 3.0/5.0 Art: 4.0/5.0 Overall: 3.5/5.0


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Lumberjanes Heads to HBO Max with an Animated Series

Lumberjanes #1

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the Eisner-winning comic book series Lumberjanes is getting an animated series on HBO Max.

Series co-creator Noelle Stevenson will write and executive produce the show. The comic series has been published by BOOM! StudiosBOOM! Box imprint.

While nothing is set in stone, if the project develops then it would start with an animated special that would then lead into a series.

Lumberjanes is about five friends, Apirl, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley, who all come together at the camp Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thilstle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. From there they get into all sorts of adventure.

Lumberjanes launched in 2014 and was created by Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, and Brooklyn A. Allen. The series has run for over 70 issues and 13 collections and graphic novels selling over 1.5 million copies of its trades. It’s won numerous awards including Eisners and the GLAAD award for outstanding comic. The comic has also lead to prose novels and an encyclopedia exploring the world.

A feature film was in the works at Twentieth Century Fox going back to 2015 but the purchase by Disney upended that project. With it being a hot property a bidding war erupted.

Comics Deserve Better Episode 7: Suffrajitsu: Mrs. Pankhurst’s Amazons by Tony Wolf, Joao Vieira, Josan Gonzales, and Ed Dukeshire

In this episode of Comics Deserve Better, Brian, Darci, and Logan remember the life and work of actor Chadwick Boseman, discuss the racist behavior of cartoonist Noelle Stevenson on a She-Ra livestream, and preview the Harvey Awards. Then, they chat about the super fun alternate history comic Suffrajitsu: Mrs. Pankhurst’s Amazons by Tony Wolf and Joao Vieira. Other comics mentioned on the show include Ghosted in LA, Winter Parting, Inkblot, Lonely Receiver, We Only Find Them When We’re Dead, and the upcoming Department of Truth. (Episode Art by Joao Vieira)

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona is Coming to the Big Screen in 2021 from Disney who Reveals New Marvel Movie Dates

Now that the deal with 21st Century Fox is done, Disney has revealed its slate of films for years to come (2027, really!?).

An adaptation of Noelle Stevenson‘s praised graphic novel Nimona is coming out March 5, 2021. The rights for a film were acquired by Fox Animation in June 2015 to be produced by Blue Sky Studios. The film was to be released February 14, 2020. Started as a webcomic in June 2012 the series was also Stevenson’s senior thesis at Maryland Institute College of Art.

When it comes to other comic films…

A new Kingsman film based on Mark Millar‘s comic series will be out February 14.

Unannounced Marvel films will be released:

  • May 1, 2020
  • November 6, 2020
  • February 12, 2021
  • May 7, 2021
  • November 5, 2021
  • February 18, 2022
  • May 6, 2022
  • July 29, 2022.

That’s 8 unannounced films over three years. We know in development are Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Shang-Chi, The Eternals, and Black Widow. A Nova film is rumored in development. Are the other two major “event” films like Infinity War and Endgame?

New Mutants has been bumped again moving now to April 3, 2020. the film was originally supposed to be released April 13, 2018.

Around the Tubes

Gryffen: Galaxy's Most Wanted #1

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What did you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

KTLA – ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Opening Night Moviegoers in Fullerton Possibly Exposed to Measles, Officials Warn – This is not good and we expect it to get worse during convention season.

ICv2 – Noelle Stevenson’s ‘She-Ra’ Gets Graphic Novel – A little surprised this didn’t happen earlier.

Newsarama – Gabriel Luna to Reprise Ghost Rider Role But in ‘New Iteration’ For Hulu – Report – Figured this was the case but you never know.

Reviews

The Beat – Gryffen: Galaxy’s Most Wanted #1
The Beat –
Spencer & Locke 2 #1

Preview: Adventure Time: Finn SC

Adventure Time: Finn SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Paul Pope, Ryan North, Noelle Stevenson, and more
Artist: Luke Pearson, Jeffrey Brown, Noelle Stevenson, and more
Cover Artist: Design
Price: $9.99

It’s Adventure Time with Finn! Embark on the most mathematical journey imaginable by diving into tales all about the best human in the Land of Ooo. From playing retro board games to facing down foes, Finn’s shenanigans are perfect for fans of all ages.

Collects the best Finn centric stories from Adventure Time, Adventure Time Comics and the Adventure Time Specials!

Adventure Time: Finn SC

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power with Mey Rude & Tea Fougner. Listen to the Podcast on Demand!

She-ra, Netflix‘s new cartoon, is a diverse, queer, feminist re-envisioning of a cartoon from the 80s. It’s by showrunner Noelle Stevenson of Nimoa comics fame and we LOVE it.

Joining Elana to talk about it are:

Mey Rude is a queer, fat, trans Latina, a writer, a tastemaker and a lover of nerds. She lives in LA and you can find her writing at Autostraddle, Remezcla, them.us and other places. On Twitter @meyrude.

Tea Fougner is the Editorial Director for Comics at King Features Syndicate. When she’s not reading comics for work, she’s reading comics for fun, drawing comics, dressing up as comic book characters, or watching comic adaptations on television. Tea is at @TeaberryBlue on everything.

Observed:

  • What the old cartoon got right, what the new cartoon got even better
  • She-ra is a Star Wars but everyone’s a girl
  • The importance of LGBTQ cartoons for kids
  • Trope busting characters such as;
    • A socialist flying horse
    • Entrapta and her robot Emily
    • Scorpiana’s particular Mid-Western dyke energy
    • “Seahawk is pansexual because he loves men, he loves women and he loves the sea”.- Tea

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Gets a Teaser Trailer

Dreamworks Animation has released the first teaser trailer for the new She-Ra cartoon, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

The new animated series is executive produced by Noelle Stevenson and Chuck Austin and centers around Adora, a young girl who discovers a magical sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior pricess She-Ra.

The series premieres on Netflix on November 16.

Preview: Regular Show: 25 Years Later #1 (of 6)

Regular Show: 25 Years Later #1 (of 6)

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Christopher Hastings
Artists: Anna Johnstone
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jennifer Pham
Subscription Cover: Cole Closser
Incentive Cover: Noelle Stevenson
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Price: $3.99

After the epic battle between Pops and Anti-Pops, Mordecai, Rigby, and the rest of the park continued to live their lives. Now, 25 years later, Mordecai and Rigby have a lot to learn about how things never stay the same…

Almost American
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