After a great standalone issue last month, I was happy to see the Lumberjanes story continue this month. From BOOM! Studios, Lumberjanes #14, written by Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters, with art by Brooke Allen, and colors by Maarta Laiho, starts a new arc. Not sure how long this one will last, but after reading the issue, the suspense is already killing me. The great thing about Lumberjanes is, it's not only a witty, sarcastic, fun read, but it's also full of interesting creatures, characters, and storylines. Issue #14 focuses on Jen, who gets lost when a freak snow storm hits the summer camp. Rosie takes the lead in the search for Jen, and commands that the Lumberjanes stay put.
As always, Stevenson and Watters write an entertaining script, and Brooke Allen's illustrations brighten my reader spirits. I have to say, I really enjoyed seeing Rosie take on a bigger part in this issue. We've seen her take charge before, but not in this way. Back with Jen, we meet the woman that rescued her, Abigail. At first things appear to be normal, as Jen gets a tour of the house, but soon things become suspicious. When she discovers a picture of Rosie and Abigail, it's clear that something's not right. Back at camp, the Lumberjanes suit up for the cold, determined to help their friend. I applaud the creative team for the Frozen nod above. It was the first thing I thought of as their conversations were happening, and when I read that line, I was incredibly happy. I don't want to give away too much more, because I found the last moments of the issue to be pretty intense. They build up a lot of excitement for what I imagine will be an epic next issue.
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.