Lumberjanes: Makin' The Ghost Of It #1
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Lumberjanes: Makin' The Ghost Of It #1

Writer: Jen Wang, Kelly Thompson Artist: Catherine Norrie, Savanna Ganucheau Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
5.8Critic Rating
10User Rating

What's to Love: Not only does this oversized one-shot feature a whopping 40 pages of brand-new, original, Lumberjanes stories, but we welcome two of our favorite creators to the campground: writers Jen Wang (In Real Life, 2017's The Prince and the Dressmaker) and Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms), and artists Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages) and Savanna Ganucheau (Fresh Romance)!

What It Is: Jen takes the girls on a nature walk to show them which plants are edible in case they need to survive in the wilderness. Along the way, she tells them the story about an axe murderer who took his friends out, one by one until no one was more

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 25, 2016

    Both of these stories have their merits, and both are as entertaining as the entire Lumberjanes series has proven to be. It’s cool to see some new talent work with the Lumberjanes. It definitely looks different, but makes for just as enthralling as the earlier issues. For any Lumberjanes fan, or that of general adventure, this issue is definitely for you. It’s good, clean fun that doesn’t bore for even a second. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood May 18, 2016

    Overall, a good standalone issue and one of the nicer looking one-shots I've read from Boom's all ages lines. For established readers and new ones, it's pretty accessible and doesn't lean heavily on the existing series for context. Give it a shot. Or don't. All things considered, not being a fan or in the target demographic, my opinion as a ‘Lumberjanes' reader is questionably relevant. As a fan of comics though? Read away. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicsverse - Tim O'Reilly May 23, 2016

    It's a shame to say that I didn't find much to like about this book. If you look at the raw components of the book, there's nothing actually bad about it, but whenseeinghow everything fits together, though, the cracks start to show. Bothteams of MAKIN' THE GHOST OF IT work well together, but the first just doesn't feel like it should be telling this particular story. Clearly, they are very talented, but like so many times in the comic book industry, it was just a classic case of mismatched match-making. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick May 28, 2016

    On the whole, Lumberjanes is a cute comic, but it's strangely empty. I imagine some character drama will be injected in later issues; unfortunately, drama isn't the same as poignancy. Read Full Review

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