The reviews are still coming in for the new Boom! Box comic book series, and just three days after Boom! Studios announced “LUMBERJANES” as an ongoing series, today we found out that the first issue has sold out and will receive a second printing with Chrystin Garland doing the cover. The graphic novel so far has wowed critics and numerous fans alike as they are delivering an incredibly appealing tale about five friends and the adventures they experience together. In my review of issue one I expressed some concern about LUMBERJANES breaking the demographic barrier. What I meant by this was could a comic book that features all female characters from an all female creative team find and appeal to a much wider audience? I believe that question has been answered. Below is today’s press release from Boom! Studios.
‘LUMBERJANES’ #1 SELLS OUT TO THE MAX, GETS A SECOND PRINTING
May 22, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios is pleased as punch to announce that LUMBERJANES #1 has sold out at the distributor level, and the publisher has rushed to a second printing faster than a three-eyed fox can run. Written by Noelle Stevenson (ADVENTURE TIME, Nimona) and Grace Ellis, co-created by BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters, with art from Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), LUMBERJANES is a quirky series about five girls kicking butt at summer camp that has recently been made into an ongoing series due to the overwhelming response from fans.
Comic book fans should bear in mind that first printings of LUMBERJANES #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
“Rushing to a second print on LUMBERJANES was the easiest decision we’ve made since…publishing LUMBERJANES,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Now that the series is ongoing it’s even more important to us to make sure the first issue is widely available for retailers and fans.”
Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint, but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things.
Praise for LUMBERJANES:
“Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen’s LUMBERJANES could be your new favorite series—or your daughter’s, or your dad’s, or your little cousin’s. It’s an utterly loveable example of how well all-ages comics can work when they shoot for the moon instead of aiming for the lowest common denominator.” – Comic Book Resources
“On a pure entertainment level, LUMBERJANES #2 is one of BOOM!’s best. …It is hard to write about or read this comic without cracking a smile.” – Sound on Sight
“LUMBERJANES is a comic that’ll surprise you. It’s bizarre, over the top and extremely silly. That might sound like damning praise, but if you’re fan of stuff like Adventure Time or Gravity Falls, you’ll love the tone and look of this book.” – IGN
“LUMBERJANES is just plain enjoyable; it’s a delightful read with great energy, and it’s one of the books I look forward to most because it’s just so fun. Seriously. Pick up a copy, perk up your Wednesday.” – Comic Vine
“LUMBERJANES #2 is a real treat and acts as a convincing argument in favor of this new series. The book accomplishes exactly what it sets out to and manages to produce a number of laughs along the way.” – All-Comic
“Honestly, this title has the potential to be a new favorite cult hit. …Stevenson, Ellis, Allen, and [colorist] Laiho definitely deserve their merit badge for having me want more from this series.“ – Newsarama
LUMBERJANES #1 second print ships with a new cover by Chrystin Garland (ADVENTURE TIME) and carries a retail price of $3.99 with a Diamond Code of APR148175. It is anticipated to be in stores on June 11th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!