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The officially awesome edition for ladies who love Lumberjanes To The Max! Overwhelmed by the love, support, and enthusiasm from Lumberjumbies all over the world for this Eisner Award-winning series, we’re thrilled to present the original eight-issue story arc in a deluxe hardcover for the first time.  Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen have cr The officially awesome edition for ladies who love Lumberjanes To The Max! Overwhelmed by the love, support, and enthusiasm from Lumberjumbies all over the world for this Eisner Award-winning series, we’re thrilled to present the original eight-issue story arc in a deluxe hardcover for the first time.  Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen have crafted a heartfelt series built on the power of friendship and positivity! At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. The to the Max Edition include Volumes 1 & 2, a foreword by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), the never-before collected Lumberjanes short from BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape, all of the Rad Mix Playlists, and more!


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The officially awesome edition for ladies who love Lumberjanes To The Max! Overwhelmed by the love, support, and enthusiasm from Lumberjumbies all over the world for this Eisner Award-winning series, we’re thrilled to present the original eight-issue story arc in a deluxe hardcover for the first time.  Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen have cr The officially awesome edition for ladies who love Lumberjanes To The Max! Overwhelmed by the love, support, and enthusiasm from Lumberjumbies all over the world for this Eisner Award-winning series, we’re thrilled to present the original eight-issue story arc in a deluxe hardcover for the first time.  Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen have crafted a heartfelt series built on the power of friendship and positivity! At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. The to the Max Edition include Volumes 1 & 2, a foreword by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), the never-before collected Lumberjanes short from BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape, all of the Rad Mix Playlists, and more!

30 review for Lumberjanes: To the Max Edition, Vol. 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    JennRa

    ¡Genial!.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    Lumberjanes is everything I ever wanted Girl Scouts to be.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Hazel

    Someone gave this book to me so I read it today- three stars... I guess that's the best graphic comic books get for me!! Someone gave this book to me so I read it today- three stars... I guess that's the best graphic comic books get for me!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    I read the first 4 issues of this last year and thought I enjoyed it then. This story absolutely shines when it's read in its true form with all 8 issues together. For one, it makes a lot more sense. I'm not sure if it's because I read the first half before, but I feel like I caught more references (ex. "Holy bell hooks!") and noticed subtleties in the art and what's actually happening in the panels. I still stand by my original observation that it feels very cartoon-like. This just seems like it I read the first 4 issues of this last year and thought I enjoyed it then. This story absolutely shines when it's read in its true form with all 8 issues together. For one, it makes a lot more sense. I'm not sure if it's because I read the first half before, but I feel like I caught more references (ex. "Holy bell hooks!") and noticed subtleties in the art and what's actually happening in the panels. I still stand by my original observation that it feels very cartoon-like. This just seems like it was taken off of a TV screen and put into comic form. I also still love how positive it is for lady-types. It's smart, funny, and empowering. I can't resist a good mythology reference so this also wins points for that. I can't wait to read more!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dorie

    This is a collection of the first 8 issues of this Eisner-winning series. Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are greta friends who spend summers together at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpets Camp for the Hardcore Lady-Types. They learn lessons about friendship, nature, postivity and fun. Fantasy, magical, diverse female friends- hard not to enjoy this series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Sevitt

    As good as its reputation. This made me want to be a teenaged girl again. That's not to say that I ever was a teenaged girl, but that I remember wanting to be one when I was young and this made me want it again. So fun, so bonkers, so un-self-conscious in its references to the X-Men, to Raiders of the Lost Ark, to John Hughes movies, to everything marvelous ever. I'm so glad that I held out for this glorious collected edition of the first eight issues. It's a gorgeous artefact. I loved everything As good as its reputation. This made me want to be a teenaged girl again. That's not to say that I ever was a teenaged girl, but that I remember wanting to be one when I was young and this made me want it again. So fun, so bonkers, so un-self-conscious in its references to the X-Men, to Raiders of the Lost Ark, to John Hughes movies, to everything marvelous ever. I'm so glad that I held out for this glorious collected edition of the first eight issues. It's a gorgeous artefact. I loved everything about this book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    DJ

    Really, I am leaning towards four and a half stars, though I'm just as happy giving it four. This book combines the first eight issues of Lumberjanes in one volume. The cover is thick and bright white with dark green embossed (well, debossed) lettering and graphics. Very thick boards for the cover...very well done. The art inside is very much a Boomerang style...if you know those comics--Adventure Time, Mordecai and Rigby, etc. Sorta cutesy with jagged-edged boxes, bright colors throughout. Drawn Really, I am leaning towards four and a half stars, though I'm just as happy giving it four. This book combines the first eight issues of Lumberjanes in one volume. The cover is thick and bright white with dark green embossed (well, debossed) lettering and graphics. Very thick boards for the cover...very well done. The art inside is very much a Boomerang style...if you know those comics--Adventure Time, Mordecai and Rigby, etc. Sorta cutesy with jagged-edged boxes, bright colors throughout. Drawn like I would draw something...think like a twelve-year-old with some artistic skill usage. I just love it! The opening first introduces you into a story that I think is Girl Scouts meets Gravity Falls. Exactly that. The story takes you right in all the way up to this ending that didn't feel like an ending. The next story (or book 2) takes you into another tale, wholly unrelated to the original... At least that's what I thought as I read it. It didn't fit together smoothly, which is where the one star comes off. It felt like the first story was just abandoned and left behind and there would be no answers given whatsoever. Until a few books in when it all comes together and makes SO MUCH SENSE! And that's when I really, really started to like this series/book/graphic novel. When the stories collide and everything is cohesive, it wins. It really wins. I had only one cringe with something in the book. It's totally personal. It didn't really affect my rating. There in the Lumberjane oath is some mention of "God"...and it did irk me because it feels like it's done with malice or dismissal instead of an explanation of something like: While the original Lumberjanes felt this was necessary, we feel it's okay for all religions to participate so we came up with our own line. (Or something like that.) A total me thing that I think could have been appraoched a little better. Maybe I'm just oversensitive to this stuff. Anyway, that aside, this graphic novel was really good. The fun comes in the Gravity Falls type clues and weirdness. A filler since the show is officially over. *heavy sigh* Definitely a recommend! *I need a Hero Read - May 2016* Another one down, and yes, this counts as a HERO[INE] tale!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Josephine (biblioseph)

    Lumberjanes is kind of a unique story that expands what you think girls are, and really brings out the best of the monster-of-the-week genre to tell a captivating story with emotional resonance. Noelle Stevenson is known on the internet as the author of Nimona, a webcomic that was re-drawn and published, but you can still read as a webcomic in its original form. She’s known to me as the artist of Ryan North’s To Be or Not to Be, a gamebook which is similar in style to the trademarked Choose Your Lumberjanes is kind of a unique story that expands what you think girls are, and really brings out the best of the monster-of-the-week genre to tell a captivating story with emotional resonance. Noelle Stevenson is known on the internet as the author of Nimona, a webcomic that was re-drawn and published, but you can still read as a webcomic in its original form. She’s known to me as the artist of Ryan North’s To Be or Not to Be, a gamebook which is similar in style to the trademarked Choose Your Own Adventure series, based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Lumberjanes was at first intended to be a limited run series, and this volume collects those initial 8 issues, so this is a complete and satisfying arc. But because of popularity and critical acclaim, Lumberjanes was renewed and is, as of this review, still ongoing. I loved seeing the lady-types in action, slowly getting to know each of them and see all the jokes that were carried over. I was worried at first whether I’d be able to keep them straight in my head, but I did without problem. They are as diverse and varied as all the lady-types in your life, and the story deftly surpasses all expectations with an exciting adventure about paranormal activities. To say much more about what’s really going on would be spoilers, but framing each issue around a badge the tenacious heroines can earn makes each issue grounded in a camp reality where I wish I could join them. This ‘To the Max!’ edition collects Lumberjanes volume 1 & 2 in a rugged canvas hardback and includes some nice sketches and notes from the authors.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Helena (helinabooks)

    Group of diverse female friends ✔ Summer camp ✔ Magical creatures ✔ Girls supporting girls ✔ Cute f/f romance ✔ Constant breaking of gender stereotypes ✔ Great humour that genuinely had me laughing out loud ✔ Greek mythology ✔ I NEED VOLUME 2 NOW

  10. 4 out of 5

    Holly Letson

    This series is absolutely amazing. I have loved it so far. I really hope our library gets the other volumes soon.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    My heart is full! As everyone says, Lumberjanes is the comic I wish I'd had when I was a kid. It would have changed everything. I'm so glad the young ones have it today. My heart is full! As everyone says, Lumberjanes is the comic I wish I'd had when I was a kid. It would have changed everything. I'm so glad the young ones have it today.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dominick

    Meh. Moderately amusing, but not in my opinion particularly well-constructed or well-thought-out. Events seemed to occur randomly or for no good reason, and the clever ways the heroines prevailed weren't always all that clever or convincing e.g. the one who defeats a giant animated stone statue in arm-wrestling because ... she understands leverage? Yes, of course it's a factor, but given that her entire body would have weighed less than his arm, there's no way the leverage possible in arm-wrestl Meh. Moderately amusing, but not in my opinion particularly well-constructed or well-thought-out. Events seemed to occur randomly or for no good reason, and the clever ways the heroines prevailed weren't always all that clever or convincing e.g. the one who defeats a giant animated stone statue in arm-wrestling because ... she understands leverage? Yes, of course it's a factor, but given that her entire body would have weighed less than his arm, there's no way the leverage possible in arm-wrestling could conceivably have allowed her victory. Yes, yes, it's fantasy, but the book also stresses the importance of learning stuff, like the proper location of constellations, and how the Fibonacci sequence works (and props for THAT--I will give points to any book that brings it up, even if it's by Dan Brown), so such sloppy resolutions clanged for me. There were some amusing sequences, and one can admire its girl-positive agenda (right down to its matter-of-fact depiction of different sexual orientations), but this one didn't do it for me.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Phoebe

    When I chanced upon the first printing of a single issue of the LumberJanes, I knew I was holding something special. Bright, engaging art featuring a funny, motley trope-tromping cast of girls at sleep-away camp, the comic called to mind the Saturday morning cartoons of my youth as well as sparkled with the new-found energy of today's indie-published and web comics. The title alone said to me: oh, this is gonna be good. And it was. I thought this binding was particularly genius. It includes snip When I chanced upon the first printing of a single issue of the LumberJanes, I knew I was holding something special. Bright, engaging art featuring a funny, motley trope-tromping cast of girls at sleep-away camp, the comic called to mind the Saturday morning cartoons of my youth as well as sparkled with the new-found energy of today's indie-published and web comics. The title alone said to me: oh, this is gonna be good. And it was. I thought this binding was particularly genius. It includes snippets of the LumberJanes official guidebook describing badges the girls could earn; snapshot 'portraits' at the end of each issue -showcasing funny, inspiring or amazing moments; peek at the script and writers/artists/organizers behind the book-- all, between the same kind of nubby-cover that used to grace WorldBook encyclopedias. Within those covers, the story arc is complicated but enjoyable, even when it meandered a bit, and the combined effect of the gender-busting aspects were satisfying To The Max. There's a very sweet, mild romance between two of the girls that may get this comic booted from some school libraries, but otherwise is barely noticeable. Also, I appreciated seeing names of the amazing women of our present and hidden-in-history via the girls' exclamations. Holy bell hooks! Oh my Agnodice. My one crit is that the character Jo, when compared with all of the other quirky, steadfast, bizarre, brash, and creative types in the book, fell oddly flat. I never really felt like I met her, despite her centrality. Who is the book good for, you ask? Girls age 8+, boys age 8+, adults age 21+, elders (armed with a good pair of reading glasses because, whew! the lettering is tiny) who want to click off the telly and sit and laugh with the grandkids/young friends. So, yeah, pretty much anyone.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Kick-ass girls go to summer camp and have decidedly otherworldly adventures! This is the first volume of the omnibus edition.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Such a fun series! I wish Girl Scouts had been nearly this subversive and empowering.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    This series is so fun! I love the friendship between these girls and the adventures are great!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Annasnova

    Recommended for 9-14 year-old-girls and older folks like myself who need to relax after reading too much business school articles. Great characters, fun story.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    Fun, light, joyful. Sometimes you just want to escape and read something about camping and kicking butt and taking names.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Fikri

    Adorable and delightful and just SO MUCH. This made me so happy! I’ve known about Lumberjanes since before it was born and yet waited far too long before getting around to reading it, please don’t make the same mistake.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nicky

    Lumberjanes is really fun and really cute. The art is very typically Stephenson’s style, very much like Nimona, which I rather enjoy — it manages to be expressive and dynamic without appearing painstakingly polished. I enjoy the character designs a lot, perhaps especially Mal and April, and Ripley is just tons of fun. It’s meant for a younger audience, mostly, but I think it can appeal on other levels as well, especially with the puns and references — not many kids are going to understand why Je Lumberjanes is really fun and really cute. The art is very typically Stephenson’s style, very much like Nimona, which I rather enjoy — it manages to be expressive and dynamic without appearing painstakingly polished. I enjoy the character designs a lot, perhaps especially Mal and April, and Ripley is just tons of fun. It’s meant for a younger audience, mostly, but I think it can appeal on other levels as well, especially with the puns and references — not many kids are going to understand why Jen (I think it was Jen) shouts, “By bell hooks!” It’s pretty much all about ladies, and that’s pretty darn badass. There’s an adorkable crush between Mal and Molly, and the whole thing is about the friendship between the girls and how it helps them with everything that’s going on at the camp. Which also involves magic and Greek mythology, no kidding. I really enjoyed it, in an uncomplicated and delighted way. Reviewed for The Bibliophibian.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Macklem

    Honestly, I would have given this 3.5, but I'm bumping it to 4 because I'm not actually the intended audience and I think teenage girls would adore this. It is fun and meaty. The art is excellent. The storylines are fun, inventive, instructive, and relateable. I loved that it was about empowering the girls - without really having to tear down guys in the process. Nice fantasy elements too. Honestly, I would have given this 3.5, but I'm bumping it to 4 because I'm not actually the intended audience and I think teenage girls would adore this. It is fun and meaty. The art is excellent. The storylines are fun, inventive, instructive, and relateable. I loved that it was about empowering the girls - without really having to tear down guys in the process. Nice fantasy elements too.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Erin Maher

    The only thing I didn't love about this book was the scout badge descriptions at the beginning of each section. Literally everything else -- the characters, the art, the story -- I loved. Just one question though - why are April's eyes different from the rest of the characters??? The only thing I didn't love about this book was the scout badge descriptions at the beginning of each section. Literally everything else -- the characters, the art, the story -- I loved. Just one question though - why are April's eyes different from the rest of the characters???

  23. 4 out of 5

    Filipe

    Very short and sweet . I read them as singles issues .

  24. 5 out of 5

    Raquel V

    Cute and funny, great for a Middle Grade crowd. Slightly too young for me, though. The art is also not my favorite...

  25. 5 out of 5

    Marta L

    PERFECTO.

  26. 5 out of 5

    usagi ☆ミ

    I NEED MORE OMG

  27. 4 out of 5

    Slightly Devious

    Where the flip was this when I was growing up?!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    If you love your girlfriends "to the max!" and you always wished the Girl Scouts were a little more like the Boy Scouts, then you'll love the Lumberjanes. Fun for all ages. If you love your girlfriends "to the max!" and you always wished the Girl Scouts were a little more like the Boy Scouts, then you'll love the Lumberjanes. Fun for all ages.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Arnela

    First of all I just wanna say I love this type of compiling chapter comics. Yeah trade paperbacks are good and all, and I love em', own a shit ton, BUT THIS IS HOW YOUR DO IT. It feels like you're actually reading an adventure [every time I read a trade paperback the story ends too soon and I feel like I've barely read anything], this one you get halfway through and you're like oh man I really read a lot today. It's also pretty sturdy, and I just prefer hardcovers, ok you drop a paperback and al First of all I just wanna say I love this type of compiling chapter comics. Yeah trade paperbacks are good and all, and I love em', own a shit ton, BUT THIS IS HOW YOUR DO IT. It feels like you're actually reading an adventure [every time I read a trade paperback the story ends too soon and I feel like I've barely read anything], this one you get halfway through and you're like oh man I really read a lot today. It's also pretty sturdy, and I just prefer hardcovers, ok you drop a paperback and all of a sudden half the book is a crumpled mess, you drop a hardcover and it maybe has like one teensy weensy little dent in it, I prefer a book that can survive a fall 99% unscathed, it means it's gunna last longer around ME. I love that this story focuses around 5 girls at summer camp and they are kicking butt and solving supernatural mysteries. I will admit that during the first few chapters the girls felt, not cookie cutter, but a little cliche, the ball of excitement, the strong one, the planner, the one good with words, etc. Like yeah they each had a particular skill, but it took some time for them to come into their personality. Getting to that point is difficult, especially if you're reading only a chapter a month [which is how it's coming out so it seems, but it's even harder to write character growth and an interesting addition to the story in just a month]. That's another reason I like bindups/omnibi, it lets you keep reading and get to know the characters all at once instead of taking the chance to lose a readers interest cause you need more than one chapter to let your characters grow. I also love how open this friendship is, even through the worst of times these girls stick together and try to solve the problems [personal and supernatural]. They're not just accepting but encourage their differences, they're personal strengths not flaws or quirks, you be the smol strong you were born to be! I also love how inclusive everyone is, no matter what is happening they are willing to handle it together. This story is also super inclusive in terms of relationships, it's a very positive view on LGBTQA+ youths, and frankly we don't have nearly enough of that, A+ everybody. The only problem I have is I personally like stories that have a slow buildup, whereas the Lumberjanes are all WOOSH and KAPOW and fastballs, it's very exciting but moves very fast, definitely written for someone younger than me. My favorite is Ripley [she's a badass, she'd totally kick a xenomorph in the face]

  30. 5 out of 5

    David

    The girls in Roanoke cabin rock! If you liked Into the Spider-verse, you're going to love Lumberjanes. These plucky girl scouts will steal your heart and inspire you, as they stick together, support each other, solve all the problems, and earn mucho merit badges. Each has different strengths: April is drawn with Kim Possible eyes and hair. She fears no evil, is fiercely loyal, takes all the notes in her diary, and packs quite a punch given her tiny frame. "I was born for the stage. OUT, DANG SPOT. The girls in Roanoke cabin rock! If you liked Into the Spider-verse, you're going to love Lumberjanes. These plucky girl scouts will steal your heart and inspire you, as they stick together, support each other, solve all the problems, and earn mucho merit badges. Each has different strengths: April is drawn with Kim Possible eyes and hair. She fears no evil, is fiercely loyal, takes all the notes in her diary, and packs quite a punch given her tiny frame. "I was born for the stage. OUT, DANG SPOT." Her best friend is Jo, the oldest of the friends, and a brainy, mathy type. "Fibonacci, yo." Mal has the punkish half-shaved-head, and comes up with the strategies. She loves Molly and has the best panel in the entire volume, but not the one where she yells, "YIPPE-KI-YAY MOTHER NECESSITY!" (There is quite a lot of yelling!) And that brings us to Molly, the group's soft-spoken archer and anagrammist, who thinks outside the box. She loves Mal back, and wears a hat that is more than meets the eye. "I'm a huge fan. Will you sign my 'It's a Myth-tery' badge?" Ripley is the gap-toothed spaz who frequently saves the day, sometimes as a human cannonball hurled by Mal. "[SHE] IS A GHOST OR A HOLY KITTEN OR A MYTHICAL ANCIENT BEING BUT PROBABLY A GHOST." Finally, there's Jen, the Roanoke cabin counsellor and physics clubber, who eventually gives up trying to corral her charges, and joins their hijinks. "I THOUGHT ADRENALINE WOULD TAKE OVER, BUT IT DID NOT." It's a wild summer for the Lumberjanes, with three-eyed wolves, holy kittens, possessed boy scouts, dinosaurs, Greek gods and more. The artwork is fun and full of flailing limbs. I just love the characters' expressions. The girls go through a lot. But they manage to grow and triumph by the strength of their friendship.

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