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A new comic series, Lumberjanes, kept popping up every time I was on the Internet over the last couple of months. The comic follows five teen girls, April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley, who are at Summer Camp Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for “Hardcore Lady Types.”- and end up on some interesting adventures fighting monsters and uncovering some secrets at the camp. This comic was originally supposed to be a miniseries but ended up getting bumped to an ongoing series.

So I recently picked up the first issue and I fell in love with right away! The first three issues of the series is out and I'm now caught up on it. So why do I love this comic? First of all, I adore the art style. I love how the artwork really does capture the feel of Summer camp and how the clothing and facial expressions on the characters really reflect each of their personalities. And second, it's a group of teenage girls going on adventures together, fighting monsters, strengthening their friendships, and learning about themselves. It's perfect.

So far, I have to say April is my favourite character. Though, it's a close tie between her and Ripley. And April didn't just win my heart because she's a ginger, but because I love her personality. She's ready for a fight every time the girls come across a monster or challenge. This was one of my favourite panels with April... I actually laughed out loud when I read it.

I'm also a fan of the outfit they put her in. I love her layered leggings and shorts look. Plus she wears the cutest hair tie and kicks butt in little black flats. I think her Summer camp wardrobe is just adorable.

April from Lumberjanes

If you're looking for a new comic book series to start, I highly recommend Lumberjanes! And I just found out today via Twitter, that BOOM! Studios will be selling Lumberjanes Scout Badges at San Diego Comic Con this year. Oh, how I wish I was going and could get my hands on one.

xo Jen


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