BOOM! Studios has announced that their award-winning BOOM! Box series, Lumberjanes, will wrap up in December with Lumberjanes: End of Summer #1.
The oversized issue is by from cartoonist Kat Leyh, co-writer and co-creator Shannon Watters, artists Kanesha C. Bryant and Alexa Bosy, as well as returning co-creator and series artist Brooklyn Allen.
In the special — which follows November issue #75, which I guess is technically the last issue of the ongoing series — “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?”
“When we announced ‘End of Summer’, we knew it would be the conclusion of a journey full of friendship, wonder and fun for the Lumberjanes and for those of us who have wandered into the forest alongside them. We’re so happy that so many readers, young and old, have found joy and adventure whenever they sat down to a new story with Jo, Mal, Ripley, April, Molly and all the other beloved characters we’ve grown to love throughout the years,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “While this is the end of the Lumberjanes monthly comic book series for now, it’s not the end of the ‘Janes and new adventures, so stay tuned for more exciting news to come.”
Lumberjanes debuted in 2014 and was originally supposed to be a miniseries from the creative team of Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson and Brooklyn Allen. It proved popular enough to be promoted into an ongoing series, and the characters have also appeared in four novels and in a crossover with DC’s Gotham Academy. The comic has won two Eisner Awards, and has been nominated for multiple GLAAD awards.
The issue will have two variant covers, in addition to the regular cover by Leyh: