Lumberjanes #40, #41, and #42 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Lumberjanes #40, Lumberjanes #41, and Lumberjanes #42 by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
Average rating: 3.3/5 stars

Lumberjanes #40 Lumberjanes #41 Lumberjanes #42

Erica gives this comic three starsLumberjanes #40 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Ayme Sotuyo

I’d like to see them teach Fox how to be a good citizen and how to be productive and fun to be around. I’m still unsure how the Fox convinced the other animals to be part of their gang. Especially if she’s such a jerk.

I figured this would not be the end of Fox’s mischief since she hasn’t actually learned.

Oh, Molly, those parents. We get a little bit of her issues. Molly’s mom is clearly overbearing, and at least for this queer person, sends all the signals of the mother who wants her daughter to be the perfect, ideal straight girl. And then the dad barely says anything. Sotuyo giving him Muppet eyebrows was perfect.

I’m not sure that I buy a reveal of magical creatures that doesn’t cause the parents to grab their children and take them home.

Erica gives this comic three starsLumberjanes #41 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Ayme Sotuyo

I’m not sure about the pacing of this story. It’s coming in bits, like single issues do, but it’s slow. Too slow. I feel like Ripley who just wants to run ahead and get on with it.

It was cute to see them with their paper airplanes. Especially since we haven’t had much Jen recently, and we haven’t seen them do craft stuff in a while. Sometimes camp is just about hanging around the grounds and being kind of bored.

Oh, Molly. We got a peek into her mother, who wants Molly to be just like her. And like many queer girls, you will never be like your straight mother. She is the illusion of something you literally cannot turn into, and she’s not a model of personhood you can base your life on.

Of course, I don’t know why Molly was so trusting. Seriously, it’s not like anything in this forest has really been their friend. Maybe eventually, but not at first. Plus, who goes wandering in the magical, timey-wimey land in the middle of the night without their friends when they’ve been in danger before?

Well, maybe kids.

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsLumberjanes #42 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Ayme Sotuyo

This seems like we’re finally moving this arc forward. We still don’t understand what the mountain creature is. Rosie seems to know, but it’s not something she ever thought she’d have to protect these hardcore lady types from.

Oh, Molly, all the feels for her. She’s also not used to sharing her voice, and Rosie overlooks her information. Marigold and Bubbles snuggling together on Molly’s lap was the comfort we all needed.

Love that the Lumberjanes just use the random tree growth to make camp resemble Endor. Ewoks definitely capture younger children in a way I feel like grown up Star Wars fans reject.

Barney and Jo’s continued bond to each other is lovely.

There is still a lot to be discovered here. We don’t know how these time bubbles work. (Or I assume they are so.) I kind of like this Jo as Doctor Who motif.

However, I’m not sure how I feel about tiny Jen.

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