Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together

Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together

The Lumberjanes meet rock n' roll mermaids!Excited for the annual Bandicoot Bacchanal, Ripley recruits her friends to help her get ready for the dance. But before the Lumberjanes know it, something mysterious begins to bubble to the surface of the lake near camp! Will the Lumberjanes be able to bring peace to the lake in time for the Bacchanal?  This New York Times Best Se...

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Title:Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together
Author:Shannon Watters
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ISBN:1608869199
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:112 pages

Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together Reviews

  • lauren ♡ (wonderless reviews)
    May 18, 2016

    Read as single issues // MERMAIDS THAT ARE IN A ROCK BAND?? SIGN ME UP!

    I absolutely LOVED this volume. It reminded me of the first one. I loved seeing the girls and their friendship grow. My mind was blown by some of the revelations and I just want to be right their with the girls as they solve the mysteries of camp!! The only problem I had is that it felt like issue 17 should have been part of Volume 4, but other than that everything was perfect!

  • Ana Luisa
    Jun 18, 2016

    Read as single issues.

    This story arc was so much fun! The Lumberjanes end up meeting and helping some merpeople and it's fun and lovely as usual. This volume had some great aspects relating to friendship and what it means to be a good friend, and I loved all the new characters that were introduced.

  • Nancy Kotkin
    Jan 21, 2017

    Story: 3 stars

    Art: 3 stars

    This fifth volume of the Lumberjanes serialized comic collects issues 17 through 20. I'm quite fond of the Lumberjanes and will continue reading this series, but I'm rather disappointed about the total disconnect between the cliffhanger that Chapter/Issue 16 ends on and the flashback that consumes all of Chapter/Issue 17. While the flashback provides some interesting background on the characters, nothing actually happens plot-wise in the entire chapter/issue. Readers co

    Story: 3 stars

    Art: 3 stars

    This fifth volume of the Lumberjanes serialized comic collects issues 17 through 20. I'm quite fond of the Lumberjanes and will continue reading this series, but I'm rather disappointed about the total disconnect between the cliffhanger that Chapter/Issue 16 ends on and the flashback that consumes all of Chapter/Issue 17. While the flashback provides some interesting background on the characters, nothing actually happens plot-wise in the entire chapter/issue. Readers could have used that information earlier on, but I'm not sure it serves much of a purpose this late in the series. Most importantly, the fascinating, eerie discovery by Jo at the end of Chapter/Issue 16 (from the fourth volume) is completely dropped. I'm also bothered by the abrupt and drastic change in art styles between Chapter/Issue 17 and Chapters/Issues 18-20 (which were drawn by a different artist). The characters look so completely different in Chapters/Issues 17 and 18 that it is jarring to present them side-by-side in the same graphic novel.

    Chapters/Issues 18-20 introduce a new story line. After the Lumberjanes stumble upon some merpeople in the lake, April becomes obsessed with helping them to resolve a quarrel and repair old friendships. But she ignores the needs of her own friends in the process, and then must make amends among them.

  • Kaitlin
    Dec 31, 2016

    This series is always a whole load of fun and I always find myself enjoying being back with these girls. Such an adventure, very readable and a really lovely bunch of friends. I'd always recommend this series. I love it :) 4* (because I love the original art more than the art in later chapters, otherwise it's faaaab still!)

  • Jenni
    Feb 08, 2017

    this read like an adorable kid's program or something. I can't believe how adorable I find the Lumberjanes to be, it doesn't seem to matter to me how silly or caricatured it ever is. it's kinda like literary antacid.

  • Cyndi
    Feb 04, 2017

    These books are terrific! In this one we have mermaids and a flashback to their arrival at camp.

  • Claire
    Jan 25, 2017

    Edit: I just realised how negative this review seems - I still liked it overall! Lumberjanes is always great and super cute, I just think it has the potential to be better than this!

    This is on the lower end of 4 for me unfortunately. So disappointing after how wonderful volume 4 was! The first story is a flashback to when the girls first started camp, which I did really enjoy. But after the first issue Carolyn Nowak takes over as the artist in a story about merpeople. And to be honest, neither t

    Edit: I just realised how negative this review seems - I still liked it overall! Lumberjanes is always great and super cute, I just think it has the potential to be better than this!

    This is on the lower end of 4 for me unfortunately. So disappointing after how wonderful volume 4 was! The first story is a flashback to when the girls first started camp, which I did really enjoy. But after the first issue Carolyn Nowak takes over as the artist in a story about merpeople. And to be honest, neither the art or the story were things I enjoyed all that much. Sad! But as always I was deeply happy by the background cuteness of Mal and Molly <3

  • Laura D
    Feb 04, 2017

    No way near as good as the previous volumes. The first chapter was a nice look at how the characters met with original designs and artwork. After that the story was rather dull and didn't make me laugh like previous volumes did. The change to the new art style wasn't for me. The new designs lost the uniqueness and personalities of the characters and rendered them lacklustre and boring.

  • Laura
    Feb 04, 2017

    charming, but a little too "friendship is magic-y" for me. Did like the glitter.

  • Sheila
    Feb 07, 2017

    I will admit, the change in art really bothered me in this volume. I was not a fan of the styles used, but that's a personal preference.

    The stories though? Still excellent. Thank you Lumberjanes for being a bright spark in a dark, dark world. :')