While its not a surprise to see magical creatures at this camp for hardcore lady-types, it's always fun to see which kind are going to stumble in. I loved meeting Seafarin' Karen and her attitude toward teamwork. It was great to see April trying so hard to recover from her faux-pas in the last set of issues. But seriously, who is supposed to keep a clear head when mermaids are around, especially those BA mermaids?
Anyway, this is another well done storyline that emphasizes everything that's important to the Lumberjanes and lets the girls of Roanoke cabin do awesome things together. I appreciate that the scenario is never perfect for all the girls and that most of them make some sort of error but at least one error proves fruitful. That's life. Without the magical creatures.
The Amazing Women exclaimed in these issues are:
Finally caught up! Well, as far as the collections will go. I have #25 to read, but it will have to stand alone..... and then I'll be forced to wait.
4 Stars, Buy it
The story line with the selkies continues. Good story but not as hilarious as other issues but still really good. I’m getting used to the artist. Worth reading and buying.
Description from Amazon: When selkies hold Seafarin' Karen's boat hostage, the Lumberjanes will have to rely on the one person they aren't sure they trust: the Bear Woman.
Characters for my reference
April- Short red head girl
Jen- dark skinned camp counselor
Jo- tall kid
Mal: Dark haired girl with half shaved head
Molly: Blond haired girl
Ripley: Short brunet with headband around her head and blue streak in hair
Rosie- head of camp. Constantly calls Jen Jane. Very cool.
Diane- girl from another cabin at the camp, black hair Apparently the sister of Jo.
Bubbles- Molly’s raccoon hat who happens to be a live raccoon
Barney- Boy from boys camp that they run into a lot
Hellcat is the story of a plucky young woman who struggles to make a living and help her friends while overcoming minor problems such as unemployment, homelessness, having died and escaped from Hell, and having the story of her teenage years published without her permission in an embarrassing comic book.
Hellcat has one of the most confusing backstories of any Marvel character, and that is saying a lot. Back when Marvel published other types of comics than superheroes, they published a teenage romance comic called Patsy Walker; imagine Archie comics if Archie was a girl. In the 1970's Marvel made three attempts to introduce a Catwoman knock-off: Tigra, Hellcat, and Black Cat, in that order. In a bizarre plot twist it was revealed that Hellcat was actually Patsy Walker, whose mother had made a deal with the Devil to send her daughter to Hell in her place. Patsy fought her way out of Hell, emerged with superpowers, and became a C list superhero.
Kate Leth's story depicts Patsy as a never-give-up optimist who keeps working as hard as she can despite living in a storage closet in the building of the company that just fired her. Brittney L. Williams' art is manga influenced and very cute without going full chibi, although Natasha Allegri's fill-in issue is full-on chibi.
Hellcat is an example of a recent trend at Marvel of throwing everything at the wall in hopes that something sticks. Out of 20 or 25 relaunched comics a year there are always a couple that are really good. In the last round it was Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel. In this round it is Hellcat and Vision. The problem with these high quality but limited appeal boutique comics is that the creators quickly move on to other projects. I hope Hellcat can survive in this environment, but I am not as optimistic as Patsy Walker would be.