Lumberjanes / Gotham Academy #1
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Lumberjanes / Gotham Academy #1

Writer: Chynna Clugston-Flores Artist: Rosemary Valero-O'Connell Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

What's to Love: We adore DC's Gotham Academy and it's been on our wish list to have them somehow meet the Lumberjanes. From the great characters to the fun stories, we saw a world in which these two groups could coexist. Fast forward and here we are-the crossover event we've dreamed about and can't wait to bring to you!

What It Is: Something sinister is happening at a mysterious building deep in the woods, drawing the Lumberjanes and the Gotham Academy kids separately to investigate. Is it a weird cabin? An abandoned asylum? The two groups band together to find out what exactly is going on. Featuring a connecting subscription cover b more

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Jun 8, 2016

    Trouble may abound for the characters themselves, but Gotham Academy and Lumberjanes are cool for the summer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jun 10, 2016

    I have been waiting a while for this team up and I am not disappointed. I'm a big Gotham Academy fan and love to see DC, and Boom, expanding their appeal with team ups like this. I do have to say that I miss the GA art style. A crossover the opposite way, with the Lumberjanes coming to Gotham Academy would be something to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jun 7, 2016

    With two large casts and disparate artistic styles to juggle, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 could easily have gotten too bogged down in exposition and introductions to set the stage for a compelling story, but the entire creative team has produced a delightful and unexpected crossover that exceeds even the high expectations many fans may have had since the title's announcement in March. Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy is a must-read for fans of either book, and, with any luck, its success will set the stage for similar collaborations between BOOM! and DC in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jun 9, 2016

    LUMBERJANES/GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 is a really fun ride. Fans of either series will enjoy it a great deal as it stays true to both sets of characters while organically putting them on adventure together. That said, knowledge of those titles isn't required to read it, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fun, character-driven stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 9, 2016

    Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 works because it offers the best of both worlds. Chynna Clugston Flores shows a clear understanding of her characters and their relationships, something too reflected in Rosemary Valero-O'Connell's picture perfect art. This was a crossover that made too much sense not to happen, but now that it has, it couldn't have gotten off to a better start. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Project-Nerd - Anne Jun 7, 2016

    In conclusion, I enjoyed reading Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1. It was a fun, light-hearted adventure tinged with some sinister supernatural happenings (that are largely yet-to-be explored). It's a comic that can easily be enjoyed by readers of all ages, and I'd recommend it to fans of both existing series, as well as any new readers looking for something fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jun 8, 2016

    If these intellectual properties were actual kids and not just fictional intellectual properties, I think they'd get a long. A lot of good character moments and genuine displays of friendship, as are the hallmarks of Lumberjanes, propel the story at this point, since there's not a ton of action. What I've seen so far indicates that this is going to be a really good time, though, and fans of either Gotham Academy or Lumberjanes would do well to give it a look. Fans of both comic books, our reading group meets on Thursdays at the library. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jun 9, 2016

    A well done start to a crossover that oozes fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 6, 2016

    This is a great issue to start the series. With DC and Boom! Studios working together, this series is undoubtedly one to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 11, 2016

    The issue itself is still pretty delightful. The characters are fun and a lot of the jokes really land. Flores does a good enough job capturing the spirit of a lot of characters (though her Maps isn't quite right), and everyone works off each other very well. Things do get a little crowded when both massive casts first meet, but splitting them up as they flee from the ghouls is a solid idea. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jun 9, 2016

    From the first panel it is clear that this series will not skimp on the action or thrills. The two aforementioned missing person cases happen within the first four pages of the issue and hang over the rest of the book like a sword of Damocles of excitement. It is thoroughly enjoyable to enter into world where the best detectives are teenagers with an impressively detailed map of a preparatory schools ventilation system and the opening villain is a creature who looks like he would be more at home on the wall of a an Arizona desert bar than guarding a section of forest from trespassing campers and perhaps even an especially bold squirrel. If this style and tone remain constant throughout to the end of the limited series will take, then it is one you are not going to want to miss out. If you are looking for a book that is different than your normal superhero or moody fare, then you should definitely consider picking up Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Plug - Tanya Ruiter Jun 8, 2016

    Cute story, nice to see a very girl-power type comic targeted to younger kids. Looks as though it will evolve into a thrilling mystery as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Sam Wildman Jun 18, 2016

    Now, I'm going to be honest. I'm super behind on Gotham Academy. I read the first volume but I haven't had a chance to read the second yet. But I'm excited about this book. I'm excited because I feel like the two casts of characters will do well together. I also can't wait for the Gotham Academy kids to start making comments about the strange, unnatural world in which the Lumberjanes spend their time. After all, the Gotham Academy kids are in school. They're bound to ask why the Lumberjanes think they are at summer camp in the middle of school year sometime! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Leia Calderon Jun 10, 2016

    While the crossover is a fun idea in theory, it remains to be seen if these two properties can unite to become a successful miniseries. Nailing the tone of both stories will be a bit of a challenge, but -- if the first issue is any indication -- this creative team won't have much of a problem. With five more issues yet to come, there's lots of potential for "Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy" to become a heartwarming all-ages tale of friendship. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Jun 8, 2016

    Overall Lumberjanes Gotham Academy is a great start for a crossover. Even with no knowledge of the two series it just works, and if you have read them, it seems like a match made in heaven with a cast that just blend together seamlessly. It's a comic that's filled with fun, jokes and adventure that not only left me wanting more, but made me want to go out and get the individual series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jun 10, 2016

    When one considers that both Gotham Academy and Lumberjanes are books about groups of teens battling the arcane in an environment synonymous with youths, it's not at all surprising that these two different properties have blended rather seamlessly together. Filled with plenty of humor and (for the most part) faithful representations of the Gotham Academy cast, I found it to be fully entertaining and definitely worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Trevor Brown Jun 16, 2016

    Crossovers are big time events. They do not happen very often and they are very special when they do. Fans of both Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy should celebrate that their respected titles have made it into this very small special group. Issue #1 is on a good start in following in the footsteps of the first superhero cross over. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Ashley Leckwold Jun 9, 2016

    While it is mostly building the foundation for the rest of the story, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 is certainly an interesting set-up that leaves the reader curious as to what will happen next. A lot of the issue felt like it was playing by the rules of the Lumberjanes Scout Guide, which will hopefully get a bit of a shakeup by the next issue as the Scouts get to know the Club a bit more. Either way, this should hopefully turn out to be fun. Weird ghouls and all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Jun 9, 2016

    A great start to a spin off mini-series but one that is more for the fans than the roaming reader. Read Full Review

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