This news is as entirely unexpected as it is great: Boom! Studios has announced that its wildly successful teen comic series Lumberjanes is going to crossover with DC Comics' very own Gotham Academy, creating what might just be the hippest teen mystery team-up in comic book history. Announced through Village Voice, the six-part series from Chynna Clugston-Flores and Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf artist Rosemary Valero-O'Connell will see the gang of campers from Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types team up with the boarding students of Gotham Academy. They will presumably do what both groups do best in Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy: have absurd amount of fun and investigate weird going-on, be they members of Batman's rogue gallery or strange forest monsters.
This makes perfect sense. These are both fun, lighthearted adventure series that feature great storytelling with a cast of diverse young characters. There's a reason these books are held up alongside the likes of Ms Marvel as essential comics reading for teenagers (you know, on top of being bloody good reads in the first place). The thought of both series being mashed up together, if only for six issues, is almost too delightful to imagine.
The untitled series will begin in June.