Bone Vol. 1: Out From Boneville

February 21, 2005 | Trades


Bone Vol. 1: Out From Boneville
Jeff Smith
$12.99 (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Bone has only been mainstream for about 14 years, but it’s already time for a facelift.
One of the most lauded and best-selling independent comic series of all time, Bone, the story of three cousins lost in a valley filled with magic and monsters, is being reissued in colour by Scholastic’s new Graphix imprint and aimed at tweens and teens.
Targeting young people is a brilliant move, as Bone might be the most accessible comic book of all time. It’s simple, yet elegant, art, complex, but familiar, characters, and magical sense of wonder combine to form a book that anyone can enjoy.
The colour, while not necessary, adds another dimension to creator Jeff Smith’s world of Bone. The use of earthy tones really gives a feeling to the valley and its inhabitants.

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