Comic book reviews for Lumberjanes #35, Lumberjanes #36, and Lumberjanes #37 by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Carolyn Nowak, and Ayme Sotuyo
Average rating: 3.6/5 stars
Lumberjanes #35 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Carolyn Nowak
While I greatly enjoyed more roller derby fun times for the girls, I do think that poor Mal and Molly are doomed. Molly thinks they are doomed because she’ll be sent home to her terrible guardians, and she’ll never see Mal again. But I think their budding romance is doomed because they don’t really have anything in common. When one of them likes something, the other is horrified and doesn’t like it or is deathly afraid it.
Now that I’ve burst everyone’s hopes…
The punny names were so cute. Those sasquatches, they didn’t even try! Puns are one of the fundamentals of roller derby. Did they not listen to Mal’s lecture?
I don’t quite understand why the Yetis don’t try to help themselves. Like when the sasquatches are roller derbying, they can go steal the treehouse back. I’m surprised no one has thought of this.
Yeah, Rosie is going to catch everyone. I like how the most suspicious thing to happen isn’t the girls getting into trouble, but the lack of Jen alerting Rosie about the girls getting into trouble.
It’s good that Rosie’s about to show up since the girls accidentally tripped one of Bear Woman’s traps.
Lumberjanes #36 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Carolyn Nowak
It was nice to see Molly take some of her fears head on. Especially since her other fears are about her family, and well, to confront those would mean our never-ending summer with the Lumberjanes was drawing to a close.
The overall game was cute. It was nice to see that they were keeping pace with each other. Especially when the Sasquatches realized how much taller they are than the girls. Jen as the ref continued to be perfect.
The track turning into a place with rings of fire and other obstacles was less dramatic than I thought it was going to be. There wasn’t a moment when I thought girl, Yeti, or Sasquatch was going to be harmed.
Rosie really should’ve thought about dismantling that track beforehand.
I’m unsurprised that the Yetis left the game and stole back the treehouse. The treehouse they were renting from Rosie to guard the training area.
Now back to solar panels and ice cream…
Lumberjanes #37 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Ayme Sotuyo
Parents’ day is like the best idea for the book, but the worst idea Rosie has had in awhile. Seriously, they had big issues when the Lumberjane alums came to town. How are they going to hide the supernatural nature of everything from the parents?
Ripley’s abuela is the best. You can see where she gets her spunk from. I loved her family putting up with her showing off her ballroom dancing skills with Bubbles.
Jo’s overly adoring dads are the best. April’s dad is hilarious, and of course, she’s completely overly enthusiastic about everyone’s parents. I loved the moment where she takes her dad to visit Barney and Marigold. It was super touching.
I want that creature statue too. April and Ripley are now in serious competition. I’d love to see if that creature is real in this universe. But I do think that Boom has some great product opportunities. I mean, I do have a Holy Kitten plushie already.
Though our little bandits are raccoons in this issue, so maybe the parents won’t see anything too wacky.