Review: “Lumberjanes, Vol 3: A Terrible Plan”

Oh, gosh, guys! I was not prepared for the new art but it doesn’t matter because the stories are still fantastic and the art is gorgeous!


Title: Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan
Author(s): Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters; (Illustrators) Felicia Choo, Carolyn Nowak, Aimee Fleck,  Rebecca Tobin, Brittney Williams, T. Zysk; Maarta Laiho (Colorist), Aubrey Aiese (Letterer), Faith Erin Hicks (Author/Illustrator)
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Release date: April 5, 2016
Length: 112 pages
Genre: Young adult, comics, graphic novels, fantasy, adventure
Synopsis: (from Goodreads) “Trying to take advantage of the first quiet day at camp in a while, Mal and Molly’s date takes a bizarre turn with the appearance of the Bear Woman! Back at camp, Jo, April, and Ripley must stay on their toes as they try and earn every badge possible, which ends up being a lot harder than any of them planned.”

My rating: 5/5

What the heck are the girls going to do on their day off? While Mal and Molly go off on a picnic together, Ripley, April, and Jo are back at camp and with nothing to do, April is determined to get as many badges as they can. But Mal and Molly soon find their romantic picnic turned upside down when they come across Bear Woman (affectionally nicknamed “B-Dubbs) and decide to follow her through the woods, into an outhouse (remember the raptors?), and then down, down, down where they’re shot back into prehistoric times. Crazy, right? Indeed, it is.

What other shenanigans will ensue? Well, you’ll just have to read to find out. My favorite parts included all the pun names for the badges and Bear Woman. What a curmudgeon of a lady! I’m excited to see what other role she’ll play in the future.

What I loved most about this one is the character development with Mal and Molly. We really get a deeper insight to their characters and life at their respective homes. Ripley is also hilarious because she’s just a free-for-all gal who will go along with everything and has all these crazy ideas that no one thinks will work but they’re brilliant, and her love for her friends–the love all the friends have for each other–is incredibly heartwarming.

So yes, as for the art, there are new illustrators for this edition and I don’t mind it at all. I love how unique each illustrator draws the characters and it was refreshing too! Sort of like coming across a new author you like. 🙂 Fantastic.

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