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New “Lumberjanes” Original Graphic Novel Explores Molly and Mal’s Relationship

By | April 11th, 2018
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BOOM! Studios’s highly successful “Lumberjanes” series is set to expand into its first original graphic novel, with the release of “Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass.” Written by Eisner Award nominee Lilah Sturges (“Jack of Fables,” “Justice Society of America”) and illustrated by polterink, the new OGN will examine the foundations of Lumberjane Scouts Molly and Mal’s relationship.

“First love is a fraught, tender thing, and we loved the idea of focusing on the fears and anxieties that come with starting a relationship in an existing friend group,” said Sturges, in a BOOM!-issued press release. “The rest of it was coming up with the funnest, Lumberjane-iest possible means of expressing that conflict in a big way.”

According to the story’s synopsis, the “Lumberjane-iest means” includes an orienteering outing at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types, a new, mysterious compass, and a lonely, female explorer who’s out to claim said compass (with the help of some robot butlers).

“‘Lumberjanes’ is such a special series with its cast of awesome ladies, its inclusivity, and wonderful storylines that take me right back to my days exploring the woods as a kid,” said polterink (real name Claudia Rinofner), in the aforementioned BOOM! press release. “So of course I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of creating even more stories in the Lumberjanes universe! Are there gonna be monsters? Mysteries? Wonders? Who knows, but it’s definitely gonna be a great new adventure!”

While an official release date has yet to be announced, you can find more details on “Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass,” including BOOM! Studios’s full press release announcing the book, over at Newsarama.

Matthew Ledger

Matt's a professional writer who started comics with "Batman Adventures" and now reads just about anything. You can find more of his work at Matt Reads Comics, Matt Plays Magic, and the short story collection 500 x 50. He's on Twitter as @mat_ledge.