Lumberjanes: Beyond the Bay


Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf Special #1 - Faith Hicks,Rosemary Valero-O'ConnellI really love the way this comic reminds me of the way “girly” stuff is completely awesome despite all the ways that others try to present it. Hello unicorns!

What’s to Love: It’s our first-ever Lumberjanes special and we could not be more excited to welcome writer Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and newcomer artist Rosemary Valero-O’Connell to our growing Lumberteam. This self-contained story perfectly captures the spirit of what the Lumberjanes are: hardcore lady-types who can fend for themselves, but also quick to help those who are in need! What It Is: In this special one-shot issue, a monster is terrorizing the Lumberjanes camp and the girls go to stop it. However, it turns out that the monster is being framed and now the girls have to figure out who’s doing it and to what end! Join April, Jo, Mal, Molly and Ripley as they earn their Beyond Bay Leaf pin!

Getting back to the unicorns, the girls finally meet one! I’m not as big a fan as the mermaids from #18-20 but I loved seeing them in this special issue. Also, poor Jen. I love how big a nerd she is and how she always seems to just want to do the things that a normal camp would do or what it seems like all the other girls get to do but she’s stuck with this bunch. I enjoyed the conversation on where to draw the line on believe in things. It was pretty cute. Let’s be honest, the whole thing was pretty cute, just as much as all the rest of them. And just as awesome.

There was only one historic woman exclamation in this one and it’s Annie Oakley.

Regardless, check out this comic and the rest of the series!

I read a library copy but it’s also available at Amazon for purchase.

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