Bone #1: Out from Boneville (Boneville #1; Issues 1-6)

Bone

Summary:

The cornerstone of GRAPHIX, our new graphic novel imprint, BONE is the incredible comic book saga of an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil. 

In “Out from Boneville”, volume 1 of this 9-book epic, the three Bone cousins -- Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone -- are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. Eventually, the cousins are reunited at a farmstead run by tough Gran'ma Ben and her spirited granddaughter Thorn. But little do the Bones know, there are dark forces conspiring against them, and their adventures are only just beginning!  (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of the publisher.

Review:

Despite being one of the comics that really influence modern comics, this is one that I had never heard of before giving this tribute edition a read.  “Bones” is a quality adventure comic with unusual characters and something new at every turn. 

Even with reading a full book (6 issues) of the comic in one sitting, I barely felt like I was starting to understand what all was going on in the story.  I would anticipate this being a comic best read in a binge.  All in all, this is a comic that I would continue to read, but I will not be going out of my way to do so.

Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it? Folks interested in the comic heavily influenced modern comics.

Want to read the whole series?

  • Bone #2: The Great Cow Race
  • Bone #3: Eyes of the Storm
  • Bone #4: The Dragonslayer
  • Bone #5: Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border
  • Bone #6: Old Man’s Cave
  • Bone #7: Ghost Circles
  • Bone #8: Treasure Hunters
  • Bone #9: Crown of Horns