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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: Bonus Tracks SC

Lumberjanes: Bonus Tracks SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Faith Erin Hicks, Jen Wang , Kelly Thompson, Holly Black, Gabby Rivera
Artists: Rosemary Valerio-O’Connell, Christine Norrie, Savanna Ganucheau, Marina Julia, Gaby Epstein
Cover Artist: Chynna Clugston Flores
Price: $14.99

Presenting the Lumberjanes short stories collected for the first time in a paperback. Join April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley as they explore their all-girls camp. From ghost ponies to strange plants, these Lumberjanes are ready to take on anything that comes their way as long as they have each other. Collects the Lumberjanes Specials, including Beyond Bay Leaf, Making the Ghost of It, and Faire and Square.

Preview: Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #4 (of 6)

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #4 (of 6)

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

It’s finally Louise’s birthday, and it’s going to be fun in the sun…or else!

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Magic, Mechs and Mayhem with The Castoffs

Lion Forge Comics announced today the expected release date of the latest title from their Roar Comics all-ages imprint, The Castoffs, featuring writers Brian Smith and M. K. Reed, and artist Molly Ostertag. This four-issue young adult miniseries centers on three female mages who accidentally restart an age-old war with a robot army. The first two issues will have battle wraparound variants that depict an historic conflict that took place in the lore of the world of the series. Variant cover artists are Rosemary Valero-O’Connell for issue #1 and Sloane Leong for issue #2. The Castoffs hits stores October 12 and will be available in print as well as digitally.

It’s magic vs technology in Roar’s newest miniseries. When three apprentice mages are sent to help a neighboring guild, they reignite a decades-old war with a robot army that nearly destroyed the world.

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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.

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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.

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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)!

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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: BOOM! Box 2015 Mix Tape

BOOM! Box 2015 Mix Tape

Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writers: John Allison, Jon Chad, Rob DenBleyker, Madeleine Flores, John Kovalic, Kate Leth, Dave McElfatrick, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Adam X Vass, Shannon Watters, and Kris Wilson
Artists: John Allison, Jon Chad, Matt Cummings, Rob DenBleyker, Madeleine Flores, John Kovalic, Dave McElfatrick, Carey Pietsch, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Adam X Vass, Kendra Wells, and Kris Wilson

We reached out to a bunch of our favorite creators with one mission in mind: to bring original, unconventional characters and stories to life. The Mix Tape is an eclectic collection of stories based on characters that are anything but your average lot. Narwhal Janitors and Urban Cowboys are just the tip of these stories that are best described as “off the beaten track.”

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