Bone: The Complete Volume

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  1. Overman27pj Registered

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    About half way thru, real quick read, pretty entertaining so far! I highly suggest...anytime you can buy the full epic of anything in one volume for $30 or so you are looking good.
     
  2. Mladen Registered

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    i've only read the individual volumes before, which I quite enjoyed.
    is this version collecting the coloured versions or the b/w line art?
     
  3. Overman27pj Registered

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    This has the b/w art.
     
  4. dchisholm Registered

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    2nd'd
    this is an amazing work.
     
  5. yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    There is no excuse for anyone not to read this.
     
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    Got it. Read it. Loved it. Whenever they finally do a collected color version, I'll probably buy it too.
     
  7. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I think I'll wait for the collected color version, myself. I've wanted to read Bone for a while, but if they have colored art, I'd rather read it with that.
     
  8. DBM Mad Scientist

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    I imagine it'll probably be a while. Scholastic has been updating the individual volumes by coloring them and releasing them slowly. I've flipped through a few and they look great. I considered waiting for the colored versions when the One Volume Edition came out but decided to go ahead and buy it since Jeff Smith always intended it to be in b&w anyway. He's art is excellent in b&w.
     
  9. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Oh, they were originally in black and white? I'll probably pick this up after all, then. I thought they just took out the color information and printed it on cheap newsprint to keep cost down, just as they do with Marvel's Essentials.
     
  10. DBM Mad Scientist

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    Not at all. It was originally black and white. The One Volume Edition is just the big trade paperback of the series. It's on high quality paper. I think it usually retails for about $40.

    When Scholastic picked up the series (after Smith had completed it) they wanted a color version to differentiate their version and to help sell it in the bookstore market. Smith oversaw the coloration (is that a word?) of the series.
     
  11. SuGarRush The praetor of prattle

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    This is worth the read then?

    I'm flying down to the Dominican Republic to visit the girlfriend over spring break and I'll need something to read on the plane. I read about it here on the internet, but my local comic book store didn't have a copy.


    I'm a huge fan of high fantasy. I'm leery though because most of the graphic novels that seem to get touted on this board are a little too grim and gritty for my tastes, I'm just not that serious of a guy.
     
  12. DBM Mad Scientist

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    Bone is definitely not grim and gritty. It's really fun.

    If your comic store doesn't have it, check Barnes & Noble or Borders or whatever large chain bookstore you have around. There's a good chance they'll have it.
     
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    I bought back in 2005, when I finally found a copy in my comic shop, and have read it several times.

    It's one of my favorite comics.
     
  14. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Cool. I'll probably make it the next trade I buy. :up:

    And "coloration" is indeed a word. :)
     
  15. Overman27pj Registered

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    Solid trade indeed.

    It is a pretty quick read, even at 1,5000 + pages, but very fun! A lot of bookstores I know have trouble keeping it in stock (I had trouble finding it once I decided to buy it)...you might try ebay.
     
  16. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I requested it for my university library. :)
     
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    Waiting for the color collection.
     
  18. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I hope you wait forever.
     
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    I have the originals :) Jeff Smith is awesome!
     
  20. xisaacx trademarks us miserable

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    Never picked it up. Whats the series about?
     
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    The Bone cousins are kicked out of Boneville and face adventures in a mysterious valley, and end up becoming heroes by saving the residents of the valley.

    Plenty of humor, adventure, and fantasy.
     
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    i have avoided this for years becuase i always thought it looked silly but i have heard way too much good about this book so im going to give it a shot. definitely going to read it in b/w becuase that was how it was intended.
     
  23. The Leaguer Registered

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    I probably wouldn't even notice.
     
  24. Mladen Registered

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    um... you read superhero comics? and you think bone looks silly?
    :cwink:
     
  25. Mladen Registered

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    speaking of bone, has anybody tried the videogames? they're pretty decent, puzzle/adventure style in the same vein as Monkey Island / Maniac Mansion etc.
     

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