Another great issue but their have been better endings to storylines.

‘Lumberjanes’ #40 Is Clever As A Fox

Parents’ Day at camp is finishing up, with an Abuelita rescue mission, a trickster to out-trick, and the surprise arrival of…Molly’s parents?


This is another issue which really helps to showcase just what makes this series so enjoyable. The comedy portions of the book are very amusing. It’s revealed Nellie played a trick on the fox, basically tricking a trickster, and Ripley’s grandmother is an incredible amusing character who needs to appear in more issues in the future.

The writing team of Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh once again deliver a quality issue. The most interesting element is still Molly’s drama with her parents. Though, not much is revealed about the full extent of her relationship, there is enough to feel sorry for the poor girl for having to deal with what looks like a very controlling mother and a father who doesn’t do anything to help the situation. It’s the perfect amount of curiosity to keep the audience wanting more.




Ayme Sotuyo on illustration and Maarta Laiho on the color work deliver a winning combination in this issue. There are a lot of good moments of comedy which succeed thanks to their artwork but it also helps to convey moments of intense drama. The look on Molly’s face after interacting with her parents is palpable and the reader can feel the pain she is going through.


The issue has a pretty good wrap up for the Parent’s Day storyline. Not as good as Ridley using god powers to summon super powered kittens though. The creators will really have to showcase their best to recreate the same amount of intensity they have displayed in the past. If you haven’t taken the time to read this book, you should. It continues to stand out thanks to its winning combination of story, art, and characters.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.
Another great issue but their have been better endings to storylines. 'Lumberjanes' #40 Is Clever As A Fox