Bone, Vol. 1: Out from Boneville (Bone #1; issues 1-6)
One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures...
Humor, mystery, and adventure are spun together in this action-packed, side-splitting saga. Everyone who has ever le...more
I picked up the first volume of Bone because I'd heard it had such amazing comic timing, a great storyline and relatively solid artwork. No one mentioned that the dialogue reads as though it were written by a fifth grader, the humor is predictable and the story is so threadbare and uninteresting I began making up my own story for the panels. And to say that the artwork is well done is like saying the dreamcatcher...more
After so many years of hearing how great this series is, I finally picked up Bone, Vol. 1: Out from Boneville to see what all the hullabaloo is all about. By now I surely should have learned my lesson about jumping on the bandwagon of what everyone else is loving, but I always have hope that I'll be surprised so I go against my gut. Perhaps there is something wrong with me, but this didn't wow me as I had hoped it would.
The dialogue is elementary and often quite dull. I read a lot of...more
All three Bones fall into a valley and get lost. Fone Bone, the main character, is lost all by himself. He is stuck in the wilderness alone. While Fone Bone is looking for his cousins, he finds a ta...more
Bone is a graphic novel about these living bones that got kicked out of their city. As they try to find their way back they all end up getting split up now since all of them are separated, none of them know how to get back home because they don’t function very well when they are separated. The book focuses on one of the characters through most of the story. He got trapped in a forest because when winter comes you can not leave the forest until it is gone. Bone was trapped in the woods until...more
And, wow. Bone has the adventure of TinTin and the impeccable comic timing and sensibility of Walt Kelly's Pogo; in short, it's the funniest, most exciting, smartest comic book you've never heard of.
Let me put it another way. Regardless of whether or not you read comic books at all, if you have a pulse and you can r...more
The book was about 3 bones and they was kicked out of a town named boneville the 3 bones names was smiley bone,fone bone,and phonciable p. bone.They was traveling in the mountains for a couple of days then a swarm of grasshoppers came and coverd them and all 3 of them split up in the the mountains.Fone bone fell off of a steep clift and landed on his head, calling his cousins but there no where to be found .He climbed up the clift he had fell down and tried to look for his cousins but when...more
This is actually a second-time read for me--once on my own, and then most recentl...more
I wasn't sure I'd ever review Jeff Smith's Bone. After all, is there much that can be said that hasn't already been said? Bone's so long been part of the canon of comics literature (such as one exists) that reviewing it at this point is like reviewing Watchmen or The Dark Knight Returns or Maus. Or for the non-comics-literate, a bit like if someone penned a review today for Huckleberry Finn. I mean, what's the point, really?
Still, I tell myself, there are those who haven't read the...more
This was a weird book, which lumpy white characters called "bones". What? I didn't find it very funny, although I could see where some people would think so. The humor mostly came from characters' stupidity (i.e., from the rat creatures, from everyone's disbelief in dragons, from Phoney's greed), which I thought rather simplistic.
I hated the immodesty of the girl Thorn (usually accidental on her part, completely unnecessary on the artist's part), and I hated that s...more
And, well, I did. I enjoyed the sly humor of the Phoney Bone character, one of the trio of cartoon characters who've been run out of their home town, thanks to Phoney's corporate greed. They find themselves...more
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Bone: Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith is a humorous book with lots of adventure. In the book, there are three cousins from Boneville. Their names are Smiley Bone, Phoney Bone, and Fone Bone. They get kicked out of their town and are forced to find a new home. Along the way, the Bone cousins come across a mysterious place where there are talking leaves and giant rat creatures. This place is home to villagers who do not use mone...more
This was quite a fun read for me. I don't think that I've ever really read and _Bone_ comics b...more
This comic book starts off with three cousins getting expelled from the Boneville for acts of fraud. After several struggles, the three Bones (Phoney Bone, Fone Bone, Smiley Bone) end up being separated in the middle of the desert. The protagonist, Fone Bone, ends up alone in a jungle and starts his new adventure to find his cousins. During his journey, he meets a calm red dragon, fights off evil large rats, a...more
As the first book of the series, this book starts off with three cousins (Fone Bone, the smart protagonist, Phoney Bone, the grumpy, greedy & former richest man in town, Smiley Bone, the forever jolly and carefree lad) running away from town - Phoney had tried several plots to earn dirty money and attempt money laundering; thus, enraged the people of boneville, but his cousins were able to sneak...more
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Born and raised in the American mid-west, Jeff Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animation on TV. In 1991, he launched a company called Cartoon Books to publish his comic book BONE, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from B...more
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'And that's another thing! I'm tired of stew! I want to put him in a crust and bake a light fluffy quiche!'
'QUICHE?! What kind of food is THAT for a monster to eat?!”
Phoney Bone: IT'S NOT WORTH IT! LET GO OF ME!
Fone Bone: Would you wait a minute?!! We can explain everything!
Phoney Bone: HELP! HELP! They've destroyed my cousin's brain!! OH MY GOSH! THey've already milked you haven't they?!!”