Published by BOOM! Box
Summary: April, Jo, Ripley, Molly, and Mal are five very different girls enjoying summer camp. And what a camp! In the first few pages, the girls ward off a pack of talking foxes who deliver a cryptic message, “Beware the kitten holy”. They return home to a very angry camp counselor, Jo, and a more lenient camp director, Rosie, who seems to know more than she’s telling. Originally four comic books, each section is introduced with a page from the Lumberjanes Field Manual, describing a merit badge (“Up All Night Badge”, “Robyn Hood Badge”). Filled with friendship and Girl Power, there are sure to be more Lumberjanes adventures.
Pros: Holy Mae Jemison (she and other female heroes are frequently used in exclamatory contexts)! Each girl has a strong and distinctive personality, and there’s a new adventure on every page. The Lumberjanes are sure to popular with those ready to move on from Raina Telgemeier.
Cons: The portrayal of boys is not very flattering (they’re cookie-baking, housecleaning simpletons until they transform into evil monsters).