Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Carolyn Nowak, Maarta Laiho, et. al., 2016
Premise: Follows Friendship to the Max. Collects Lumberjanes #9-12. The major mystery of the summer is solved, so the girls get down to the real business of camp: telling scary stories, earning merit badges, and...getting trapped in alternate dimensions?
Issue 9 finds the girls telling scary stories. Each story is done in a different style, and both the story and the style each say something about the teller. I think the art for the framing panels is a smidge feminine for Lumberjanes, but this is a solid, enjoyable issue.
Issues 10-12 follow two plots over the course of one day: Jo, April and Ripley try to earn a bunch of merit badges now that they have a free day and no supernatural forces are after them, and Molly and Mal go on a private picnic. The merit badge plot is mostly humor, but fleshes out the camp at large much more than we’ve gotten to this point. The picnic naturally turns into a dangerous adventure involving dinosaurs, plant monsters, and dimensional travel. Molly and Mal do get a bit of time in between running and plotting to talk about their homes and how much they like each other, which is a-freaking-dorable.
This is another strong entry in the series, although I miss Allen’s art.
4 Stars - A Very Good Book