After four issues of fabulous guest art from Brittney WilliamsCarolyn Nowak, Faith Erin Hicks and others, the original Lumberjanes creative team is reunited with the return of artist Brooke Allen for issue #13, and it's an apt issue to get the gang back together, as they tell the tale of... how the gang first got together. This standalone issue reveals the Lumberjanes' "origin story," as we discover how April, Jo, Ripley, Mal and Molly first met, and Boom Studios has given us an exclusive preview of the first five pages.

Allen's cheerful and charming style defines the world of Lumberjanes and deserves a fair share of the credit for the book's phenomenal success, so it's always great to see more of her work as she continues to expand the Lumberworld, especially paired with Maarta Laiho's delightful colors. If you're not already familiar with the adventures of the five girls of Roanoke cabin as they solve mysteries and stare down the supernatural at summer camp, this issue offers a perfect chance to jump in.


Remeina Yee

Here's the full solicitation for the issue, out Wednesday 15 April:

Lumberjanes #13
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Authors: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artists:
Main: Brooke Allen
Variant: Reimena Yee
Price: $3.99
Synopsis: Special stand-alone issue with original series artist Brooke Allen. Ever wonder how the Lumberjanes first met? Take a trip back to the first day at camp and see how their friendship to the max got started.