Lumberjanes Vol 5 (#17-20): Band Together

Review:

Lumberjanes Vol. 5: Band Together - Noelle Stevenson,Shannon Watters,Grace Ellis,Brooke AllenSo, to be completely honest, I didn’t read this in volume form. The volume isn’t out yet but the synopsis is and so are all the issues. Here’s the synopsis:

The Lumberjanes meet rock n’ roll mermaids!

Excited for the annual Bandicoot Bacchanal, Ripley recruits her friends to help her get ready for the dance. But before the Lumberjanes know it, something mysterious begins to bubble to the surface of the lake near camp! Will the Lumberjanes be able to bring peace to the lake in time for the Bacchanal?

#17 actually wraps up the events of the last volume, reviewed hereThen the next story really starts with the mermaids. I have to admit, I’m a bit like April when it comes to mermaids. And then these mermaids were these whole other amazing creatures, especially on the heels of reading Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein. They were so AMAZING!

The story plays out well and I enjoyed the time spent with April on these issues. There are too many girls for each volume to show character progression for all of them, but we see different girls get their moments as the series progresses. April is definitely the one I identify with the most, and we both love mermaids, and I have to hear and learn what she does over and over all the time. That said, it has also been great to watch the others grow when the stories focus on them and remind myself of the lessons they learn as well. It’s good reinforcement.

Now, on to another of my favorite things about this series: The Amazing Women in History that are mentioned in their exclamations. Collectively, this volume mentions the following women that you really must check out!

For reviews of the other volumes, click on the number: 123, and 4. As usual, I got my copy of the issues from the library. The issues are available at Amazon and the volume will be available for pre-order at Amazon (Dec 13 release) and the Book Depository (Jan 12 release).

I realize that I haven’t mentioned the creators of this amazing comic in a while. They are:

Shannon WattersNoelle StevensonGrace Ellis, and Brooke Allen.

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