Lumberjanes #2

Writer: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis Artist: Brooke A. Allen Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

When you're a scout, nothing is more important than being prepared, but how do you prepare for legions of supernatural creatures threatening to beat down your scouting camp's door? Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are about to find out! It's just supposed to be a normal day at camp with games and a bit of canoeing, but when the girls find themselves separated from the rest of camp they realize there really is a lot more going on and it might be a unhelpful river monster that gives them the key to figuring out what is really going on. Don't miss out on the second issue of this hot new series from Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian May 14, 2014

    LUMBERJANES is just plain enjoyable; it's a delightful read with great energy, and it's one of the books I look forward to most because it's just so fun. Seriously. Pick up a copy, perk up your Wednesday. I'm also deeply curious about the Lumberjane badges and how to earn them for-real. (Can this be a thing?) Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Kimberly Gibson May 22, 2014

    I just can't stop praising Lumberjanes, there's nothing out there like it. A fandom has to arise sometime for it, right? Yea, I said it, Lumberjanes is worthy of a fandom. Thank you, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson and Brook e Allen for creating this glorious story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Yamini C May 15, 2014

    But all in all, this is a great follow-up. I have to admit I was left personally ambivalent by last month's debut issue " even as I could see its merits, and how it might appeal to others " but this issue has certainly gone above and beyond to dispel any doubts I had. This is perfect reading for kids, adults, and anyone who just wants an exuberant, entertaining comic full of friendship and fun. I can't wait to see what happens next for our eponymous Lumberjanes, and I'm glad we'll have a few more issues in which to follow their magical summer camp adventures. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio May 14, 2014

    The only downside of this book is that, although it’s immensely enjoyable and fun to read, we’re still wondering what it’s about. It looks like we’ll be getting some answers in The Lumberjanes #3, but for now it’s a small note that can’t help but be heard. After all, wouldn’t you question monsters at summer camp, too? The fact that it’s gone on for two issues without much elaboration implies that it’s normal for the camp. While Stevenson and Ellis may ask readers to blindly accept a little too much that’s going on, The Lumberjanes is, nonetheless, a fantastic read that everyone should at least give a chance, especially those former camp counselors out there! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 15, 2014

    While its too early to declare the book a runaway hit, it's hard to argue with any troupe that gives out badges for bad puns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Ari Carr May 15, 2014

    Alllen and Laihos artwork is excellent, and each character looks hugely different to the next. The unique character designs work brilliantly within this comic, and the usage of slightly different art styles on each girl makes them stand out even more. Laihos vivid color scheme complements the natural backdrop of the comic, and looks exactly that- natural! However, the best part of the artwork in #2 is the river monster. Part Final Fantasy, part mythological, it looks the right mix of imposing, dangerous, and part of the Lumberjanes world, whilst also being the exact opposite of everything the girls have come to expect. Allens use of thick defining lines set against Laihos colors make everything jump off the page and look dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia May 14, 2014

    Lumberjanes #2 is a real treat and acts as a convincing argument in favor of this new series. The book accomplishes exactly what it sets out to and manages to produce a number of laughs along the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng May 16, 2014

    On the balance, "Lumberjanes" #2 is has less exposition and more action than the debut issue, but it's still episodic, and continues to lack tension or build. However, the visual energy and ridiculous humor compensate for a lot, and the plot shows definite signs of progressing into a larger, overarching arc soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 24, 2014

    Personally, there are a bit too many main characters for my tastes, and it's easy to get lost on names, even when the writers do a great job maintaining individual personalities. Part of the problem is that, in the first issue, they started the story right in the middle. Instead of spending time introducing each character as they arrived at camp, which would make sense, they instead just jumped right into hijinks in the woods with all of the characters already knowing and liking each other. It worked to get the action started right away, but it left me feeling a bit lost. I want to get to know the Lumberjanes, and it's hard to do that when they're freewheeling from one shenanigan to the next. Read Full Review

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