BOOM! Box Announces Stevenson, Ellis And Allen’s New ‘Lumberjanes’ Series
Let's be real here, folks: If you announce a comic where five teenage girls fight yetis, you already have my attention. If you add that it's a comic created by Boom! Senior Editor Shannon Watters and Grace Ellis, written by Noelle Stevenson and Ellis, and drawn by Brooke Allen, continuing Boom!'s seeming strategy of moving creators who have had success on Adventure Time, Regular Show and Bravest Warriors over to their own creator-driven projects, well, that's when the interest turns into genuine excitement. That's the announcement they dropped on us today with Lumberjanes, a new, full-color series described as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls."
Check out a little more information and preview pages for the new series below!
According to Boom!, Lumberjanes follows the adventures of five friends spending their summer at a scout camp. Unfortunately for Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley, there are also a whole lot of "supernatural critters" out there trying to ruin their good time, and that's when I assume the young-women-versus-monster combat starts up.
The series represents the second entry in Boom!'s creator-owned Boom! Box imprint, following Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb's Midas Flesh, in which space dinosaurs attempt to reclaim the weaponized body of King Midas. I'm not sure Lumberjanes is going to deliver quite that bizarre a premise, but on the other hand, it has promised both yetis and mind-blowing, fate-of-the-world mysteries, and that's more than enough to get me excited.
Lumberjanes debuts this spring from Boom! Box.