Writer: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carolyn Nowak & Maarta Laiho
Lumberjanes #19 continues the mermaid arc, and it’s safe to say that April is thrilled about this. This issue mostly focuses on the big-haired Lumberjane as she journeys into the river to help the band be a part of the music festival.
While Noelle Stevenson will certainly be missed, the writing of the series hasn’t missed a beat so far. Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh write a fun issue that will bring delight to fans of April. Her trip underwater doesn’t actually go her way, but the adventure is still entertaining to read. The dialogue is mostly short but still manages to remain impactful and natural. Even though April is the one out and about, the rest of the gang seems to be going through more stress than she is, dreading that they might miss a big event due a few of April’s character flaws (As pointed out by Jo).
This issue was entertaining enough, but at the moment it feels like nothing really happened. This feeling is especially odd because the cliffhanger ending will carry on to the next issue. It just doesn’t feel as fulfilling as other issues. Hopefully the series finds more of a spark next week as the characters deal with the big problems that came out of April’s adventure.