Bone #1: Out From Boneville (Paperback)

Paperback | February 1, 2005

byJeff SmithIllustratorJeff Smith

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

The Bone adventures tell the story of a young bone boy, Fone Bone, and his two cousins, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, who are banned from their homeland of Boneville. When the cousins find themselves mysteriously trapped in a wonderful but often terrifying land filled with secrets and danger - and special new friendships - they are soon caught up in adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

In Out From Boneville, the three Bone cousins are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley where they come face to face with . . .

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Junior Booklover Contest Winner Riley, 13 from Calgary, AB Comic book writer/illustrator/inker Jeff Smith has returned with full-color editions of his popular series, Bone. The original publications had (and still have) an immense cult following, and are being re-released towards the family market. The following review is of the first book in the series, Out From Boneville. Out From Boneville...

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The cornerstone of Graphix, our new graphic novel imprint, Bone is the incredible comic book saga of the unwitting hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil. The Bone adventures tell the story of a young bone boy, Fone Bone, and his two cousins, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, who are banned from their homeland of Boneville. When the cousins find themselves mysteriously trapped ...

JEFF SMITH is the creator of the award-winning, bestselling Bone series. He was born and raised in the American Midwest and learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and TV animation.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.02 × 6.01 × 0.44 inPublished:February 1, 2005Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439706408

ISBN - 13:9780439706407

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Fan Gets Hooked on Bone! Reason for Reading: One of my goals this year is to finally read this series! So, here I go! Volume One of the Bone series was everything I had hoped it would be. This has been on my must read list ever since Scholastic came out with the colourized editions, so that would make it six years of getting around to it. Happy to say I was not disappointed. The characters are adorable. The writing is funny, even witty, and an interesting journey has begun with a bad guy after one of our heroes for unknown reasons at this point. The Bone cousins, Phoney, Fone and Smiley have been run out of Boneville, crossed the desert, get lost in the mountains and are separated. We follow Fone Bone, who I believe is our hero, as he is certainly the most likable of the three, as he finds a valley and meets the people and creatures there while he searches for his missing cousins. So far my favourite characters are Fone, of course, Ted the bug, Gran'ma Ben and the Red Dragon. Sometimes when one has heard nothing but praise for a book (or series) over the years, once you actually get to reading it yourself there is a bit of a letdown. I'm pleased to say that Bone, from the start, has lived up to it's expectations. Can't wait to start reading Vol. 2.
Date published: 2011-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent work by Jeff Smith If you haven't read the work of Jeff Smith, you are missing out on not only one of the greatest series of comics in recent memory, but what may be the greatest fantasy epic since the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. I highly recommend picking up Bone in any of its editions, although I lean toward "The Complete Bone" myself. However, there is one significant advantage of the edition listed here that none of the reviewers have mentioned yet (that I've spotted, anyway): This is the first release of Bone in full colour, as opposed to the black-and-white art contained in the previous tomes of the Bone series (with the exception of Rose). This series is so excellent that I'm tempted to get this edition despite already owning the complete black-and-white edition, and I cannot think of higher praise than that
Date published: 2009-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for Adults and Kids The art isn't mind-blowing, characters fairly uncomplicated, and storyline as basic as possible, but they knit well. As a cohesive package, it all equates to fun. It's a bit Hobbity, a little Pogo, a touch Popeye, and a wee smidge Hans Christian Grimm Brother's. A light hearted dark fairy tale. I plan to read volume two as soon as I can get it.
Date published: 2007-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly enjoyable for all ages A great story and good clean humour is one of the great aspects of Bone. You will never want to stop at just the first.
Date published: 2007-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great book Bone ia a great comic book I love it like I loved "Whistle". It is a great series, bone deals with 3 bones that get chased out of boneville. There names are smiley bone, fone bone and another bone.. I love this series. Not recomended for a younger age... Has bits of scary footage and violence. Bone is a great series! I recommend it !
Date published: 2006-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LONG LIVE BONE!!! Bone is a non-romantic (well there’s no kissing) comic. If you like adventures, odd creatures and dragons, you will like Bone. Fone Bone is a bone with arms and legs. He has two cousins, Smiley Bone and Phoney Bone. They were run from there home called Boneville. So they’re in a desert and get split up by a swarm of locusts. Fone Bone meets Thorn and Grandma Ben. Fone Bone and Thorn go through a lot of adventures together. The bad guys are THE LOCUST LORD, his assistant THE GRIM WEEPER, his assistant KING DOK, and his assistants THE RAT CREATURES. Bone might be a little scary for 2 year olds because rat creatures are not very pleasant (well sometimes they’re cute). I think the bad guys are cool, and they have cool names. King Dok is pretty ugly and the Grim Weeper is the coolest. Phoney Bone always wears a shirt with a star on it. Smiley Bone is always smoking and wears a hat with a flower on it. Bone is my favorite comic. There are 9 Bone books in the series. If you buy it I hope you like it. LONG LIVE BONE!!!
Date published: 2006-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from out from boneville its great i love it. .
Date published: 2006-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! This is a wonderfully exciting book! It is awesome. Same with the great cow race and eyes of the storm!! Get this book if you love excitment. It is an awesome book. I'll say that as many times as you want it's so good.
Date published: 2006-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bone I really enjoyed reading this graphic novel. It was funny and fast-paced. I still haven't got my hands on the other two, but I will, even if I have to beg, borrow, or steal from my friends! Hee hee!
Date published: 2006-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bone:Out from Boneville This book is extrordinary!!! I couldn't put it down. It's funny and sometimes serious . It's just a great book!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read it......Today!
Date published: 2005-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great stuff The best way to describe Bone is if Walt Disney dreamt up the Lord of the Rings saga. Jeff Smith's art manages to juxtapose perfectly rendered cartoon characters with beautiful vistas. The influence of the early artists for Mad Magazine, especially Bill Elder and Wally Wood, is very strong here. Plus, it's darn funny.
Date published: 2005-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bone: out from Boneville Jeff Smiths epic opus starring the three Bone cousins is a book everyone will enjoy.
Date published: 2005-02-21