This comic is a cult classic. It is an epic tale (faintly reminiscent of Lord Of The Rings) that is in many ways startling and unique. The artwork is black and white line drawing, stunningly rendered. The Bones are odd-looking creatures: something like actual bones but animated. The story is filled with fantastical creatures, bugs great and small, warrior heroes, very fast cows, mythical revelations, and great humour. The underlying tale that binds each chapter with the next, is compelling. Overall, the story is very satisfying and the conclusion is complete. One can only sit back and admire the vision the artist/writer Jeff Smith must have had to fashion such an integral tale of such gigantic proportions over what must have taken many years to publish. Put all together, it reads like an unbroken epic fantasy novel which, of course, it is.
So, to summarize the key points: great art work, solid story, wall-to-wall humour, action, and fantasy adventure. I fail to see how anyone could not enjoy this collected work.
Oh yes, Bone also garnered multiple awards over its career (Harveys and Eisners, etc.). This is a great introduction to the very best of independent comic making....Continua