The internet nearly exploded when Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy was announced, and I was one of those people jumping up and down eager to see how the two worlds collided. The dark twisted world of Gotham Academy is much different from the setting in Lumberjanes, though Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types has its moments. However, somehow this works really well. When I finished reading the second issue I was impressed by the amount of content we were given.
Writer Chynna Clugston Flores has succeeded at merging the two worlds, developing an interesting plot, and staying true to the essence of each character. You may find yourself a bit overwhelmed by the amount of characters that are on the page at one time, but the voices combined together in conversation balance each other out. There's a lot of comedy throughout the script, but also a decent amount of emotion. Then there's the artwork, which I really adore. Rosemary Valero-O'Connell & Maddi Gonzalez illustrate a world I want to be a part of.
Simply put, this combination just works. Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy is the best of both worlds brought to us in an entertaining comic that is really good at grasping your attention. I'm eager to see where the story leads from here. If you haven't had a chance to pick up any of the issues yourself yet, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 & #2 are in stores now.