Lumberjanes #43, #44, and #45 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Lumberjanes #43, Lumberjanes #44, and Lumberjanes #45 by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars

Lumberjanes #43 Lumberjanes #44 Lumberjanes #45

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsLumberjanes #43 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Ayme Sotuyo

Jen’s outfit somehow magically changed part way through this issue. I’m not sure if it was Sotuyo’s pencils or Maarta Laiho’s colors. But she went from a blue polo to her counselor uniform.

I’m all for the return of Abigail. Especially Rosie’s shock and awe at her return. I ship that.

While it’s not surprisingly that Molly took the axe and ran off to cut down the magical tree, I doubt even an aged Rosie is going to be weak. Nellie is old, and look at all she can do.

Since these time bubbles seem to accelerate or decelerate growth, I wonder if Ripley will one day be that tall. She seemed very excited about the prospect. I’m glad that it doesn’t change their intelligence, just body size.

There were so many clever uses for Marigold. Give that cat extra catnip!

Nice to know that what’s awoken is a Sentry. Of course, we don’t really know what the Sentries are doing or why they are asleep. But nice to have a name to things. Also, nice to see the other girls and every Lumberjane understands magical problems to some extent.

Erica gives this comic five starsLumberjanes #44 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Ayme Sotuyo

While I wasn’t a huge fan of this story earlier, it did come together quite nicely. And it gave our characters a bunch of revealing in who they are and what they are about.

Oh, Rosie and Abigail, someday they will come together. But what’s this thing that seems to point out that Rosie is actually a werewolf? Will we address that at some point? I get that this book isn’t about the adults, but there are some points in need of exploration.

Molly got her wish and her fear when her friends froze. Even Bubbles. It was in that moment that she got clarity around her life. Loved her with the axe and trying to protect all her friends.

There’s definitely a bigger mystery afoot and that’s okay.

Erica gives this comic five starsLumberjanes #45 by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Art: Ayme Sotuyo

I’m pretty much Elena Marie. That was my m.o. when I lived on a ranch. Oh, hi, sad and stray or neglected animals, you can come home with me for lots of love. It was really hard for me to adapt to living in college dorms where they didn’t let you have any pets, except fish. The university’s official rule was that your pet had to be able to survive for three minutes underwater. Or at least, that was the rumor as I never read the student handbook.

I do hope they find a jackalope. I’m holding onto this thread of hope.

I don’t really understand why April is the only one with pupils. Except that it makes her appear even more expressive. And I don’t understand why those pupils are a similar auburn color to her hair.

Jen figuring out that the girls were shy about their next adventures was cute. Her baiting them to come out of the cabin was perfect. It is nice to see them consider all the trouble they’ve gotten into in a serious manner.

I assume in the next couple issues the entire crew is going to figure out how to get these creatures back to their families. Also Elena Marie back to the time she’s from.

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