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‘Lumberjanes’ gets promoted to ongoing series

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Lumberjanes, the critically acclaimed BOOM! Studios comic by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen and Shannon Watters, has been upgraded to an ongoing series.

Announced as an eight-issue miniseries from the publisher’s fledgling BOOM! Box imprint, Lumberjanes centers on five teen girls — Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley — who head off to summer camp, only to be faced with monsters in the woods and a mystery that puts the whole world at risk.

“I think there really has been a demand for a book like this,” Stevenson told CBR TV last month. “There’s been a huge rise in female fans of comic book properties that you can see, where 40 percent of The Avengers audience is female, 40 percent of the attendees of New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic Con are female, and they’re not necessarily going into comic book shops just yet, but the audience is definitely there. I think having a comic that is about girls, by girls, is really important. It’s definitely a good comic, it’s not just for girls, it’s for everybody — it just happens to have women as creators and women as characters.”

Lumberjanes #3 arrives in stores June 11, with covers by Stevenson and Faith Erin Hicks.

Lumberjanes #3, by Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes #3, by Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes #3, by Faith Erin Hicks

Lumberjanes #3, by Faith Erin Hicks

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I’m glad this series is going to continue. I was grabbed by the tagline that the book was a combination of Gravity Falls and Buffy, and I’m staying for the fun characters, awesome dialogue, and cartoony artwork. Good stuff. :)

This book got a lot of hype pre-release that is driving sales.
It looks wonderful, I’ve read the first two issues though, and it is moving at far too slow a pace.
I really hope the storytelling picks up some steam, because right now it reads like the first 8 issues could’ve easily been compressed into an ‘old school’ 4 issue mini.

I want to like what I’m getting, but the plot is non existent thus far and I don’t have much sense of the characters, so I’m not really enjoying spending time with them.

brave sir robin

May 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm

I am pretty happy this is going to be an ongoing. The first two issues were fun and we can always use great all ages comics. The fact that this one features a bunch of girls with different personalities and outlooks goofing around at a summer camp getting in fan adventures is just an added bonus. I have read a bunch of kids literature from my kids’ collections and know it can be done. This is doing it well with comics.

Good news for the creators and for the reader who have been waiting for a book like this.

My own interest in the book is casual, so it’s first two issues are still sitting on my desk. But if this title really does take off, then the best is yet to come — as I think of all the other writers and artists who are inspired by its success.

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