Things have been all kinds of crazy in Lumbjeranes lately. From BOOM! Studios, written by Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters, with art by Brooke Allen, with colors by Maarta Laiho, Lumberjanes #16 asks the question, "Which side does Jen choose, Abigail or Rosie?" With that complicated question looming, we get a character filled issue where everyone plays an important role, including the bearwoman!
This beginning of the issue opens us up to a lot of background information about Abigail and Rosie's life. We get to see some interesting flashbacks that introduce us to a new monster called "The Grootslang," which Abigail has been obsessed with for years. Knowing this, Rosie has to decide what she should do. Obviously we've been waiting for the girls to be reunited with Jen for quite some time now, and trust me, it will bring a smile to your face. That's the thing I love about this series. No matter what, there is always a strong theme of friendship and the loyalty that goes with it.
Stevenson and Watters know the secret to balancing humor, drama, and action. As the Lumberjanes story progresses, I continue to be a happy reader always left wanting more. I think after a decent run of sixteen issues, there's always concern that a story will get boring, or that characters might become less intriguing. However, I don't feel that way about Lumberjanes. The creative team continues to peel back layers and layers of characters' personalities and histories which keeps the story fresh and exciting.
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.