Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Book Review: Bone Vol. 1: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith

Bone Volume 1: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith

Three cousins (Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone) are cast out of Boneville because yet another get-rich-quick scheme by Phoney has failed. They wander through a mountainous desert until they find a map. A swarm of locust prevents them from following the map. Instead they are separated. Fone Bone finds the map and follows it to a lush valley on the other side of the desert where he becomes trapped by the winter weather. He hopes to find the other bones and go back home, but he's pursued by rat creatures (who aren't very smart), defended by a red dragon (who is quite mysterious), and searching for Thorn (a person who was recommended to him by the bug Ted). Thus begins what is a long series of adventures (the series ran for 55 comics which are collected in 9 trade paperbacks).

The adventures in this book are interesting and the comedy is quite funny. Fone is an endearing character and I am definitely in search of volume 2.

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