Bone #1: Out from Boneville – Jeff Smith
January 6, 2010 § 6 Comments
Bone is just too cute. You can’t help but love it.
Out from Boneville is the first of the Bone graphic novel series. It starts with 3 cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, having lost each other during a freak locust attack. We then follow the story of Fone Bone, the guy you see on the cover illustration, as he tries to find his two cousins.
Of course, it’s not all smooth-sailing. Along the way, he meets Thorn, a human girl; her grand-ma Ben who races cows(!), a talking leaf bug Ted, a dragon of some sort, and rat creatures.
It’s an adventure story, this. And the drawings just make me go all “awww…”.
And the dialogue is funny too.
This volume ends with a cliff-hanger. What do the rat creatures want with Phoney Bone? And how far would they go? What other adventures are in store for the Bone cousins? And of course, what will happen during the cow race?
I’m looking forward to reading the second volume soon.