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Review: Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass by Lilah Sturges

I am a huge fan of The Lumberjanes comics and have reviewed some of them in the past. So seeing the first ever graphic novel, a new interpretation of The Lumberjanes was so exciting!


The first original graphic novel set in the award winning and critically acclaimed Lumberjanes world!

When the Janes start to become separated during an orienteering outing thanks to a mysterious compass, Molly becomes more and more insecure about the effect of her relationship with Mal on the other girls. Meanwhile, a lonely woman explorer is trying to steal the compass, with the help of some weirdly polite automaton butlers.


(Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

It’s cool to see The Lumberjanes in a new format. There’s a new drawing style and it serves as a prequel to The Lumberjanes Vol: 1. I loved that Molly and Mal’s relationship takes a big seat in the graphic novel. They talk about wanting to make their relationship public and they are so adorable in general. Not only that, but I loved the little touches, like how one character names Audre Lorde in the graphic novel. But overall, The Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass has all the things I loved in The Lumberjanes. It stresses friendship, how our friends have our back, and how we need to have open communication. There’s also some cool behind the scenes stuff at the end, and another full color story! All in all, a great addition to The Lumberjanes world.

Find The Lumberjanes on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound & The Book Depository.


Do you have a favorite graphic novel? It’s been so long since I read one!

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