From BOOM! Studios, this month brings us a special stand-alone issue of Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters, with art by Brooke Allen, and colors by Maarta Laiho. Ever wonder how the fun cast of characters first met? Well, Lumberjanes #13 takes us back to their first day at camp. I want to say that this issue is incredibly enjoyable from start to finish. We've been with this group of unique courageous girls for twelve issues now, and have gone on many adventures with them. I like the concept of this stand-alone issue. Because we've spent so much time with them, it's nice to take a step back from all of the crazy adventures. Getting to know the origins of their friendships is a nice bonus.
The beginning of Lumberjanes #13 starts off with the girls arriving at camp. We get to see each one of them with their parents, and what their interactions were before the summer began. A few of them are pretty comical, and I found Jo being dropped off at camp by her fathers to be quite heartwarming because of their encouraging conversation. As the issue progresses we see the natural way that the girls form an initial bond. For me, seeing the origins of how Molly acquired the squirrel on her head was a big highlight.
The ongoing theme of "friendship to the max" is an inspiring one. One that fills me with joy every time I experience another example of it. Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters write a fantastic script, and I'm happy to see Brooke Allen's whimsical artwork return. However, I will say that all of the creative people that have worked and continue to work on this comic are dynamite! Be sure to pick up Lumberjanes #13 from your local comic book store this week.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.