The groundbreaking ongoing Lumberjanes comic series will conclude with the End of Summer one-shot, which will be available beginning December 2nd, 2020 at your local comic shop. Today, The Beat has your exclusive look at some of the pages from the thrilling final chapter of the beloved series.
Lumberjanes: End of Summer #1 is a special oversized issue that features work by Kat Leyh, Shannon Watters, Kanesha C. Bryant, Alexa Bosy, and Brooklyn Allen. The comic sees everyone at Miss Qunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types facing off against the Grey, a mysterious force that seeks to erase… well, everything!
Lumberjanes began in 2014, and was created by Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Allen. The series is published by BOOM! Studios, and it has produced several spin-offs, including a trilogy of original graphic novels by Lilah Sturges and polterink, crossovers with DC Comics characters, and the nonfiction book, the Encyclopedia Lumberjanica: An Illustrated Guide to the Hardcore Lady-Types of Lumberjanes.
Still haven’t gotten your fill of Lumberjanes? Not to worry: HBO Max has you covered, with an animated adaptation having been secured by the streamer thanks to a script-to-screen order. Lumberjanes co-creator Stevenson, who was the showrunner on Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, has been tapped to head the small-screen adaptation of the comic.
Are you planning on braving the wilderness to secure your copy of Lumberjanes: End of Summer #1? Let us know in the comment section after you take a gander at these exciting preview pages for the thrilling conclusion of the comic series! And if you’re interested in reading the official press release for the comic yourself, you can do that by scrolling further down.
Your First Look at Series Finale LUMBERJANES: END OF SUMMER #1
“A sharp, smart, and most of all fun celebration of sisterhood.”—Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“The heady feel of camp nostalgia with solid story-telling and wonderful art.”—The Mary Sue
“Really just a pleasure to read.”—School Library Journal
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 2, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at the Lumberjanes finale, LUMBERJANES: END OF SUMMER #1, from cartoonist Kat Leyh (Snapdragon), co-writer and co-creator Shannon Watters, artists Kanesha C. Bryant (Encyclopedia Lumberjanica) and Alexa Bosy (Lumberjanes: Somewhere That’s Green #1), as well as returning co-creator and series artist Brooklyn Allen, concluding the series in a special oversized issue.
In the final chapter of the “End of Summer” epic event, the brave campers and counselors of Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types are in the fight of their lives against the mysterious force known as the Grey. Molly has discovered a deep and ancient forest magic which she hopes to use to protect her friends and the home they’ve all found at camp. But will she be strong enough to save everyone in the camp and the forest? Or is the all-encompassing, all-erasing Grey just too powerful for anyone to stop?
Launched in 2014 under BOOM! Studios’ YA-focused BOOM! Box imprint by series co-creators Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson and Brooklyn Allen, Lumberjanes was originally solicited as a limited series, but the overwhelming response from fans transformed it into an ongoing series that has become a New York Times best-seller, earned numerous nominations for prestigious awards including the GLAAD Media Award and the Eisner Awards (which it has won twice), and have even crossed over with heroes from the DC Comics Universe (in Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy). The Lumberjanes have expanded to middle-grade novels published by Amulet Books and a diverse array of merchandise from pins to patches. A Lumberjanes animated show is currently in development at HBO Max.
Print copies of LUMBERJANES: END OF SUMMER #1 will be available on December 2, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, Once & Future, Something is Killing the Children, Giant Days, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century for film and with Netflix for TV. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.