Start by marking “Bone, Vol, 1: Out from Boneville (Bone, #1)” as Want to Read: After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone, are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. I wasn't sure I'd ever review Jeff Smith's Bone. Out from Boneville (BONE #1) Paperback – February 1, The first book in Jeff Smith's New York Times bestselling, award-winning graphic novel series featuring an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil. After being run out of Boneville, the three. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The nine-volume Bone graphic novel series was Enter a promotion code or Gift Card · Share. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. Bone Vol. 1: Out From Boneville by [Smith, Jeff].

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Out From Boneville is the first story-arc in the Bone series. It collects the first six issues of Jeff Smith's self-published Bone comics. It marks the beginning of part one (of three) of the Bone series, titled Vernal Equinox. The book was first published by Cartoon Books in its original. Out From Boneville is the first book of the Bone series. It was first published by Cartoon Books on May 29, in black and white. On February 1, The nine-volume Bone graphic novel series was the toast of the comics world when it was published by Smith's own Cartoon Books beginning.

Smith's epic concerns three blobby creatures who have stumbled into a valley full of monsters, magic, farmers, an exiled princess and a huge, cynical dragon. The story is something like a Chuck Jones version of The Lord of the Rings : hilarious and action-packed, but rarely losing track of its darker subtext about power and evil. This volume is the most lighthearted of the bunch, though, featuring some of the wittiest writing of any children's literature in recent memory—a few of Smith's gags are so delicious that he repeated them for the rest of the series. It also introduces the Bone cast's unforgettable supporting characters: the leathery, tough-as-nails, racing-cow-breeding Gran'ma Ben; the carnivorous but quiche-loving "rat creatures"; a spunky trio of baby opossums; and Ted the Bug, whose minimalist appearance a tiny semicircle exemplifies Smith's gift for less-is-more cartooning. The way his clear-lined, exaggerated characters contrast with their subtle, detailed backgrounds is a product of his background in animation, and so is his mastery of camera angles and choreography.

Fone Bone is gentle and caring. Smiley is a friendly freewheeler who usually takes the easiest path.

Phoney is greedy, power-hungry, and angry most of the time. Violence Rat creatures want to eat the Bones, but they are stupid and easily scared off by the arrival of the Red Dragon.

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Gra'Ma Ben's home is burned down. Sex Fone Bone has an unrequited crush on Thorn.

Smiley serves alcohol at a local tavern. It recounts the adventures of three Bone cousins -- Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone -- after they flee their village in the wake of one of Phoney's colossal scams. Smith's masterly drawing style will remind some readers of classic Disney animation, captivating in its details and expressive in its big moments.

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Violence is limited to threats from the rat creatures, some blasts of fire from the Red Dragon, and the burning of Gra'Ma Ben's home. Stay up to date on new reviews. Fone Bone escapes, but falls off a cliff; climbs the other side; and finds a trail of Smiley's cigars that lead into a nearby mountain range. When he sleeps that night, two rat creatures attempt to eat him, and he is rescued by the Great Red Dragon. Soon after, he crosses over the mountains and into a valley ad meets Ted a treehopper -like insect , who suggests that Fone seek counsel from Thorn, before winter arrives; but Fone is soon isolated by the snow.

Fone Bone has nearly built a winter house when his neighbor Miz Possum leaves her three sons in his care. During a game, they are caught by the two rat creatures; but Fone saves the children and sends them to their mother, while he distracts the rat creatures; these are ultimately driven away by the Great Red Dragon.

Once re-assured of the opossums' safety, Fone discovers a hot spring, and becomes enamored of a young woman he encounters there. She identifies herself as Ted's friend Thorn, and takes Fone to her own house to consult her grandmother.

Fone Bone is staying at Thorn's house, and helping with chores prior to the arrival of Thorn's grandmother, Gran'ma Ben, who is coming from the annual Great Cow Race, while Thorn makes a pie. Fone Bone shows Thorn the map found in the desert, which Thorn finds familiar.

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To make extra money, Phoney sneaks into town early, and overhears the Rat Creatures are on the lookout for a "small bald creature with a star on its chest": The Rat Creatures are called to council with the mysterious Hooded One: With the farm house under attack, Gran'ma Ben fights off the Rat Creatures.

They return to the farm house to find it wrecked and smoldering. Phoney Bone arrives at the Barrelhaven Tavern and discovers Smiley Bone as a barman; but is immediately recruited himself as dishwasher by proprietor Lucius Down, when his money is revealed to be worthless there. Thorn, Fone, and the Dragon arrive back at the farm to find Gran'ma Ben alive, and the Dragon, in implication of a long acquaintance, addresses her by her first name of Rose; but she remains distrustful of him.

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Phoney Bone, at work under Lucius' orders, is frightened by the Hooded One. Out From Boneville , a video game adaptation of this book developed by Telltale Games , is available for the P.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the video game, see Bone: Out from Boneville.

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