Bone, Vol, 1: Out from Boneville
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
This comic shook up the comic industry something fierce when it came out.
From what I understand, it was one of the first big comics to not use any narration boxes or thought bubbles at all. The story was entirely what you saw people doing, and what you heard them saying.
Needless to say, this is a *huge* change from the 60's style of superhero comic where people were constantly flying around and thinking stupid things to themselves like, "It's a good thing I can use my freeze breath to stop thi ...more
I first read Jeff Smith’s Bone nearly ten years ago in the all-in-one bla ...more
The story really gets going once Fone Bone gets lost and meets a dragon. Then he stumbles into some mysterious mountains and meets interesting characters including this huge scary rat creatures. There is very little information given to the reader about this new place. It is still all a myster ...more
However, I started to enjoy the book more, around the last 30 pages. The characters were more developed and I felt like there was actually becoming a plot. This book ended on a "cl ...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
I really ...more
sense of humour,
and a dragon.
But there are mysterious events going on,
and there are monsters,
and something very sinister lurking in the dark.
This is just the beginning of the story...
I'd bought an original black&white version of this one a few years ago and that was quite lovely too. The way the story progressed rather quietly, with the panels just speaking for themselves...Now I'm reading the colored versions, I can't wait to read it all.
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
The characters are so cute and loveable in this fairy tale like story set in an imaginary land.
We follow Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone as they try to escape the uncharted desert but as they do this they get split up and each separately come in to a mysterious valley filled with scary creatures. The tale is simple and the imagery almost childlike but I could not help being drawn in to their world. A great ...more
The story is outstanding, and I'll be diving right into the next volume: Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race. :D ...more
Regardless, I can't stop reading the series now, and honesty that's probably what's so entrancing about this book, it's so fucking readable. It' ...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
Bone and his two cousins leave Boneville cuz stupid old Phoney Bone had swindled some folks. (Phoney has some great ideas, btw, like a petting zoo combo slaughter house. Niceness!) Anyhow we don't really know who or what the Bones are, just kinda like things or creatures of some sort. And kicked out of their home they go wandering through a woods and meet a sweet girl named Thorn and her cranky grandmother who owns ra ...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
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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