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
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
Then I tried reading a version with colored illustrations. Oh boy. What a big difference that made! It became so much easier to tell Fone Bone apart from his cousins, and the backgrounds actually became interesting. The panels popped off of the page and pulled me in. I actually wanted to finish the book. And maybe even pick...more
At last: a free comic issue #1 that I really enjoyed and that had nothing in that I found annoying. It's just a really good comic for kids, but one that appealed to my sense of adventure and storytelling.
I've no idea why the main character in this issue is called Fone Bone... and I don't care! I already understand the world of this comic better than any of the underwear pervert comics I've read. And the art is great.
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
This book is about a creature named Fone Bone. His cousin gets chased out of town and he tries to help him. They get separated when they are attacked by a swarm of locust. Fone Bone gets trapped in a valley and attacked by rat creatures. He find a young girl named thorn he then lives with her and her grandmother. While he is with them they get attacked by more rat creature. What will become of him, Will he find his cousin?
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
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
Author: Jeff Smith
Genre: Graphic Novel, fiction
Bone is a fictional graphic novel where 3 cousins, Fone bone, Smiley bone, and Phoney bone are run out of town after phoney tries to run for mayor. They are separated in the desert by a mysterious swarm of locusts and Fone bone is the character the book follows. Fone bone finds a strange valley where large gorilla-like creatures are wreaking havoc. Fone bone is told to find Thorn and rose, Who may be able...more
Phoney Bone has been run out of Boneville for being a greedy horrible person. Cousins, Fone and Smiley Bone, help him escape the angry mob. Separated by a swarm of locusts, the Bones are lost in uncharted lands. Volume One focuses on their survival and the journey to their reunion.
Bone is full of classic fantasy elements: the wooded environments, small villages,...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
I distinctly remember that at the time, I really didn't like it and in fact, was disappointed and surprised that it had made all of those lists! I didn't know what a bone creature was, their stupid names turned me off, and it weirded me out that a creature called Bone was in love with a human girl. (I have a real hang-up with what I consider stupid names. Due to this, it took me years...more
The setting is in a vellage deep in the forest were they meet this big rats that want to take over the city but the girl thorn and bone a...more
Yendo al tomo en sí, me encontré con una historia entretenida y tierna acompañada de un dibujo precioso, muy bonito y que suma muchísimo. Además, después de venir leyendo dos días seguidos a Garth Ennis y a Gustavo Sala, necesitaba un poco de inocencia para equilibrar un poco la balanza. Eso...more
One reason why I enjoyed this book is because the author used predictable humor, which entertained the reader while also helping them focus on the plot. Another reason why I enjoyed this b...more
This was alright, though after reading the Amulet series I know there's better middle grade graphic novels out there. There was surprisingly a lot of smoking in this too, which was weird. And Bone, the main character pictured on the cover, falls in love with a pretty human girl, which was also a little strange. Some of the humor fell flat but some of it made me chuckle. Bone's cousin, Phoney Bone, is a huge jerk though and I was glad when he wasn't in the story and disappointed wh...more
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?!”