The first-ever Lumberjanes special has arrived! From BOOM! Box, Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf #1, written by Faith Erin Hicks with art by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell captures the Lumberjanes spirit in an oversized, self-contained story centered around the girls trying to figure out the mystery of the ghost pony and earn their Beyond Bay Leaf pin.
As always, their fearless leader Jen wants to take them on a normal outing, but that never lasts too long. When Ripley breaks away from the group to go on a ghost hunt, April, Jo, Mal, and Molly go after her. However, things get a little complicated when they are greeted by a hunter named Sola. Mysterious and creepy, Sola immediately picks up on the fact that the girls are missing a fifth member giving a huge clue that she isn't your average hunter in the woods. But what happens when Ripley encounters the ghost pony that she's been searching for? Well, you're going to have to read the issue to find out. It would be cruel of me to spoil it for you.
As a huge fan girl of Lumberjanes creators Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen, I always get a little bit worried when they have issues that feature other creators. However, Faith Erin Hicks and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell do a great job of being consistent with the overall Lumberjanes feel. This self-contained story is filled with suspense, humor, and Friendship to the Max! Be sure to pick up a copy of Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf #1 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.