Comic book reviews for Lumberjanes #24, Lumberjanes #25, and Lumberjanes #26 by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Carey Pietsch, Chynna Clugston Flores, Laura Lewis, Mad Rupert, and Ayme Sotuyo
Average rating: 4.75/5 stars
Lumberjanes #24 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Carey Pietsch
Loved how this story all wrapped up together. Each of the characters really got some great moments, especially in how much both Mal and Molly grew. Loved the shout-outs to Ripley being Latina.
Mal conquering some of her fear of water was petty great. I loved her being so happy about all the pool noodles in order to easily float. I don’t blame her. Even if you know how to swim, being stuck in an ocean (or lake or whatever magical body of water) is always safer with flotation devices.
Molly and Mal had their first kiss! Yes, I loved it so much. Especially right after Molly and Ripley rescue them with the Pirate Ship.
The part where Moirin brings them their badges was pretty adorable. It’s not surprising that Seafarin’ Karen is back out onto the ocean with her brand new, giant Pirate Ship and the Selkies as her crew.
The future foreshadowing for Molly’s development and how the Lumberjanes compliment each other worked so well. Can’t wait to see what’s next for them.
Lumberjanes #25 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Carey Pietsch
So this is an entire issue about how the cats from the boy’s camp invade the Lumberjanes camp. And, oh yeah, they are also full of magical powers and still act in very cat-like ways. How could I not love this issue?
Continue to enjoy Barney and how the Lumberjanes embrace him. How Scouting Lads doesn’t fulfill all his needs and his identity. Not to mention how Jen goes from upset to happy that he’s scrubbing the cabin’s floor so well. The best is that Barney’s just along for the adventure when the girls go to the Zodiac cabin to help them out with the kittens.
Hats off to Pietsch for drawing all the different creature variations of the cats. I’m sure some were in the script, but there was interpreting that and their still cats behavior. Loved Ripley being so excited that they had to play with the cats. And the laser cat’s eyes being just beams that the other cats played with was the cutest twist ever. Love.
The old Lumberjanes’ rules were pretty funny. It’ll be interesting to see how those Grand Lodge ladies and Rosie fare against the dinosaur or whatever that kidnapped them. I imagine they will hold out on their own.
Molly seemed a tad upset about her letter from home. Hope that thread remains active in the next issue.
“And Your Bird Can Sing” by Chynna Clugston Flores
Art: Laura Lewis and Mad Rupert
The art here wasn’t my favorite. It really bothered me that the characters didn’t have any pupils. I just needed something.
Korax was a funny creature. And of course, it was pretty obvious he was in love with April. I like this idea of more of the Lumberjanes starting to explore dating as young teens. I also enjoyed how April solved that he wasn’t a danger to them, despite sirens typically reputation.
Lumberjanes #26 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Ayme Sotuyo
This may be the best things that has ever happened in comic books. Marigold turning into a giant at and all the Lumberjanes riding her was incredible and amazing. It made me so very happy.
I liked the reveal that Hes had more at stake than just knowing how to ride a moose well. I mean, it’s not completely out of the ordinary that Hes might find the Lumberjanes completely annoying and incompetent. Even if they do have a proven supernatural track record.
As responsible as Jen is, if she is indeed supposed to lead the Lumberjanes in Rosie’s absence, then she is majorly shirking her duties by leaving the other girls. Jen just really enjoys being the hero, even if she doesn’t want to admit it.
Ripley remains the best and possibly my favorite Lumberjane. Of course, she brings a bunch of kittens in her suitcase.
And now they still have a giant mystery to solve.
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