I've been waiting for this crossover event to begin with such excitement. As a fan of both Gotham Academy and Lumberjanes, it felt like a match made in comic heaven. However, to most, it may be a mystery how the two could possibly come together smoothly. The dark twisted world of Gotham Academy is much different from Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. Though I will say it's still twisted. However, writer Chynna Clugston Flores had the perfect setting to bring the two groups together…the woods! In most classic literature, horrible things happen in the woods. Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 fits right into that theme. While the two groups come together on separate missions, things quickly merge together, and the monsters come out to play.
I will say that bringing these two groups together results in a lot of characters being on the page at the same time. That means lots of different personalities, but in this case, ones that compliment each other. You can look forward to lots of sarcastic comments, funny moments, Harry Potter references, and an intense chase scene that will make your heart race. Rosemary Valero-O'Connell manages to pull off a balanced art style that mixes the gloom of Gotham Academy, with the classic character design of Lumberjanes. Overall, I think that this is such a great comic for fans of either series, and if a new reader were to pick it up, it would be an excellent gateway into the world. Sure, they may miss a few mentions here and there, but the essence of what the two comics are about is clearly living on the pages. You're not going to want to miss out on this limited series run. Grab your copy of Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 of 6 this Wednesday.