Lumberjanes Gotham AcademyFor all the fan wailing at the adversarial relationships which exist between different publishers, it looks as though there are at least a few rays of light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

DC Comics and BOOM! Studios announced in the Village Voice that they plan to partner up for a crossover between DC’s all-ages Gotham Academy series and BOOM’s hit Lumberjanes.

Lumberjanes has been a critical and commercial hit success for BOOM!, and Gotham Academy has been a beacon of hope for readers who want to see more all-ages content offered from mainstream publishers.

The similar demographics to which each book appeals make the pair a natural fit, and the quirky styles of the two books’ creative teams should make for a delightful combination. The fact that this is the first-ever partnership between the two publishers is a good sign for the industry. DC has enjoyed a cordial relationship with other mainstream publishers such as IDW, which recently published a crossover between Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Broadening its outside relationships is a positive move for the Burbank-based member of comics’ Big Two, particularly if breakout creators working at BOOM! hope to someday try their hand at some of comics’ most iconic characters.

The six-issue miniseries will be written by Chynna Clugsten-Flores with art by Lumberjanes‘ regular series artist Rosemary Valero-O’Connell.


Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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