History Comicbook / Bone

24th Aug '16 12:30:44 PM DragonRanger
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All nine volumes have been collected in a single ''One Volume Edition'' (black-and-white 2004, color 2011).



* ''Tall Tales: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone, Frontier Hero'' (1998-2000)
* ''Rose'' (2000-2002)
* ''BONE: Tall Tales'' (2010)

[[AC:''Quest for the Spark'' Trilogy]]

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* ''Tall Tales: ''Stupid Stupid Rat-Tails: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone, Frontier Hero'' (1998-2000)
** ''Tall Tales'' (the expanded Scholastic edition of ''Stupid Stupid Rat-Tales'', 2010)
* ''Rose'' (2000-2002)
* ''BONE: Tall Tales'' (2010)

(original 2000-2002, Scholastic edition 2010)

[[AC:''Quest for the Spark'' Prose Trilogy]]


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[[AC:Supplemental Material]]
* ''The Bone Handbook'' (2010)
* ''Bone: Coda'', which included a new story featuring the Bone cousins (2016)


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* {{Doorstopper}}: The ''One Volume Edition''. Smith has even referred to it as "the Brick".


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* OrwellianRetcon: The Scholastic editions have some changes compared to the originals. Most are minor dialogue tweaks, but in one or two cases a scene was added or removed.
8th Aug '16 8:44:25 PM Angeldeb82
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** TheBigGal: Gran'ma Ben

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** TheBigGal: {{The Big G|uy}}al: Gran'ma Ben



* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: Kingdok to Thorn.]]



* LongRunner

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* LongRunner{{Long Runner|s}}
29th Jun '16 5:14:20 PM DivineDeath
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* OurNudityIsDifferent: The Bones seem to be inconsistent when it comes to nudity. Fone is fine walking around without anything on and never raises any eyebrows from anyone, but he gets flustered by the prospect of seeing Thorn naked. And while his cousins are [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal Half-Dressed Cartoon Animals]], Smiley doesn't like to be seen without his vest.
1st May '16 9:49:52 PM Nerrin
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* AWizardDidIt: A lot of the strange and outright magical things, especially later in the series, can be attributed to [[spoiler:the Dreaming World's influence through the power of the Locust or the abilities of the Veni-Yan-Cari]].
27th Apr '16 3:52:26 PM FigmentJedi
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There are also two prequels, ''Rose'' which tells the story of a young Grandma Ben, and ''Stupid Stupid Rat-Tails'', a {{tall tale}} of how Big Johnson Bone, the founder of Boneville, once visited the valley, fought off the rat creatures and caused them to begin their tradition of cutting off their tails. The Scholastic run packaged ''Stupid Stupid Rat-Tails'' with new Big Johnson Bone stories as ''Tall Tales''. Tom Sniegoski, who wrote the original ''Rat-Tails'' and the new ''Tall Tales'' stories, also wrote a novel trilogy called ''Quest For The Spark'' that features a RagtagBunchOfMisfits coming together to fight a new threat.

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There are also two prequels, ''Rose'' which tells the story of a young Grandma Ben, and ''Stupid Stupid Rat-Tails'', a {{tall tale}} of how Big Johnson Bone, the founder of Boneville, once visited the valley, fought off the rat creatures and caused them to begin their tradition of cutting off their tails. The Scholastic run packaged ''Stupid Stupid Rat-Tails'' with new Big Johnson Bone stories as ''Tall Tales''. Tom Sniegoski, who wrote the original ''Rat-Tails'' and the new ''Tall Tales'' stories, also wrote a novel trilogy called ''Quest For The Spark'' that features a RagtagBunchOfMisfits coming together to fight a new threat.
threat. Additionally, as a 25th Anniversary MilestoneCelebration, Jeff Smith is putting out a short epilogue book simply titled ''Bone: Coda''.
7th Apr '16 11:40:56 AM eroock
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* BigShadowLittleCreature: A little monkey casts a huge shadow [[http://www.boneville.com/comic/tuki-season-three-page-eleven/ on a cave wall]].
4th Mar '16 8:46:53 PM DragonRanger
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[[http://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/jeff-smith-bone-film/ A film adaptation is confirmed.]] Creator/AnimalLogic, the studio behind ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' and ''Film/TheMatrix'', will animate. It has been in DevelopmentHell for several years. In the 90's, Nickelodeon Movies, having just released the hit film ''Film/TheRugratsMovie'', had an alarmingly misguided vision of what they wanted it to be, and Jeff was the one who bailed out of the deal. The rights are currently held by Warner Bros. P.J. Hogan (''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'', ''Film/ConfessionsOfAShopaholic'', the live-action ''Film/PeterPan'') is directing, and it's going to be adapted for the screen by Patrick Sean Smith (Creator/ABCFamily[='=]s ''Greek'').

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[[http://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/jeff-smith-bone-film/ A film adaptation is confirmed.]] Creator/AnimalLogic, the studio behind ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' and ''Film/TheMatrix'', will animate. It An AnimatedAdaptation has been in DevelopmentHell for several years. In the 90's, Nickelodeon Movies, having just released the hit film ''Film/TheRugratsMovie'', had an alarmingly misguided vision of what they wanted it to be, and Jeff was the one who bailed out of the deal. The rights are currently held by Warner Bros. , and [[http://www.printmag.com/comics-and-animation/jeff-smith-bone-film/ the reports on the production team]] is that Creator/AnimalLogic, the studio behind ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' and ''Film/TheMatrix'', will animate, P.J. Hogan (''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'', ''Film/ConfessionsOfAShopaholic'', the live-action ''Film/PeterPan'') is directing, will direct, and it's going to be adapted for the screen by Patrick Sean Smith (Creator/ABCFamily[='=]s ''Greek'').
''Greek''). The project hasn't been heard from since 2012, though.



The first two story arcs (out of nine) were also adapted into an AdventureGame series by TelltaleGames, though there's been no word for several years on whether they'll continue the adaptation.

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The first two story arcs (out of nine) were also adapted into an AdventureGame series by TelltaleGames, Creator/TelltaleGames, though there's that series has been no word abandoned for several about ten years on whether they'll continue the adaptation.
now.



* BadassBoast: Phoney claiming to be able to kill dragons. Although he can't.

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* BadassBoast: BadassBoast:
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Phoney claiming to be able to kill dragons. Although he can't.



** When discussing Tarsil:
--->'''Thorn:''' You think he views us as a threat?
--->'''Gran'ma Ben:''' We ''are'' a threat.



** The solid snowfall in the first chapter.

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** The solid snowfall in from the first chapter.chapter returns in the epilogue.



* ChristmasEpisode: [[spoiler:During the epilogue. The gang gets snowed in for the winter, so while they're waiting for the thaw an entire issue is spent celebrating the Winter Solstice.]]



* ClothingDamage: Thorn's dresses repeatedly get shredded in action sequences and she's often stuck wearing them until she can get replacements; it's never quite to the point of being {{Stripperiffic}}, but her MagicSkirt often has its work cut out for it.



* CosmicKeystone: [[spoiler:The Crown of Horns]].

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* CosmicKeystone: [[spoiler:The The Crown of Horns]].Horns.



* CrownOfHorns: Subverted. There's a CosmicKeystone called the Crown of Horns, but [[spoiler:it's neither a crown nor horned]].



* DemotedToExtra: Lucius and Kingdok after Old Man's Cave. Then they come back [[spoiler: and die in the final volume]].

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* DemotedToExtra: Lucius and Kingdok after Old Man's Cave. Cave, who spend most of the rest of the series trying to catch up to everyone else. Then they come back [[spoiler: and die arrive [[spoiler:and die]] in the final volume]].volume.



* EvilMakesYouUgly: The Hooded One, [[spoiler: originally known as Briar Harvestar.]] Despite Gran'ma Ben being roughly the same age, The Hooded One looks [[NightmareFace much, much worse]] due to years of being corrupted by The Lord Of The Locusts.

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* EvilMakesYouUgly: The Hooded One, [[spoiler: originally [[spoiler:originally known as Briar Harvestar.]] Despite Gran'ma Ben being roughly the same age, The Hooded One looks [[NightmareFace much, much worse]] due to years of being corrupted by The Lord Of The Locusts. And being, you know, [[spoiler:undead]].



* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: Briar]] was originally killed by being cut in half. Locusts now hold the two halves together.

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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: Briar]] [[spoiler:Briar]] was originally killed by being cut in half. Locusts now hold the two halves together. [[spoiler:Tarsil]] is later killed the same way.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Lucius]] technically does this without knowing it. [[spoiler: He grabs Briar and keeps her from attacking Rose, and then dies in a way that he couldn't have seen coming or avoided.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Lucius]] [[spoiler:Lucius]] technically does this without knowing it. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He grabs Briar and keeps her from attacking Rose, and then dies in a way that he couldn't have seen coming or avoided.]]



* PetTheDog: Kingdok to the two stupid rat creatures

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* PetTheDog: Kingdok to rewards the two stupid rat creaturescreatures after they wreck the Great Cow Race. They weren't supposed to cause chaos, but it was a lot of trouble for the villagers so Kingdok's okay with it.



* TeethFlying: [[spoiler:After suffering from a beating in Book 9, Thorn is horrified to spit out a tooth afterward. Fone Bone then shows that he lost a tooth in the fight as well. The epilogue mentions that both received replacements made of crystal.]]



* ThemeNaming: Thorn, Rose, Briar, Moonwort.

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* ThemeNaming: Thorn, Rose, Sisters Rose and Briar, Moonwort.and Rose's granddaughter Thorn. Thorn's mother was named Lunaria, but continues the theme with her nickname of "Moonwort".



* CoversAlwaysLie: Minor example. The cover is just like Jeff Smith's typical style, but the rest of it is Charles Vess's.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Minor example. The cover is just like ArtShiftedSequel: ''Rose'' sometimes looks a little odd, because it was written but not ''drawn'' by Jeff Smith's typical style, but the rest of it is Smith. It was drawn by his friend and fantasy illustrator Charles Vess's.Vess.



* OffModel: ''Rose'' sometimes looks a little odd, because it was written but not ''drawn'' by Jeff Smith. It was drawn by his friend and fantasy illustrator Charles Vess. In this case, the off-models were most likely intentional, since it is Vess's own style.
** Excepting, perhaps, the Great Red Dragon, whose chin gradually grows longer every time he appears in-panel.

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* OffModel: ''Rose'' sometimes looks a little odd, because it was written but not ''drawn'' by Jeff Smith. It was drawn by his friend and fantasy illustrator Charles Vess. In this case, the off-models were most likely intentional, since it is Vess's own style.
** Excepting, perhaps, the
The Great Red Dragon, whose Dragon's chin gradually grows longer every time he appears in-panel.
29th Feb '16 2:32:43 PM DragonRanger
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* GenreRefugee: The Bone cousins are refugees from classic cartoons (in a sense ''literally'', since they were chased out of Boneville) who wound up in a HighFantasy.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: In the middle of a bet over who can run the bar better, Phoney stirs up fears of dragons while Lucius tries to pass them off as mere myths, with both knowing that a dragon is nearby but is basically harmless (to the townsfolk, anyway). Lucius tries to call off the bet to get Phoney to stop riling up the crowd, but in the course of their argument Phoney points out that Lucius is being just as dishonest as he is by denying that dragons exist in the first place.


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* PostKissCatatonia: In some of the early chapters, Fone Bone passes out in bliss just from Thorn ''touching'' him.
15th Feb '16 8:46:51 AM henry42
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* HeelRealization: Phoney Bone gets a massive helping when a con of his backfires disastrously and results in Thorn's ally, the Dragon, being bound and gagged by the villagers, who are preparing to burn him. When Thorn discovers what Phoney has led them to do and been too cowardly to stop, she immediately and with absolute certainty declares that he is, obviously, an agent of the enemy.

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* HeelRealization: Phoney Bone gets a massive helping when a con of his backfires disastrously and results in Thorn's ally, the Dragon, being bound and gagged by the villagers, who are preparing to burn him. When Thorn discovers what Phoney has led them to do and that he has been too cowardly to stop, she immediately and with absolute certainty declares that he is, obviously, an agent of the enemy.
21st Jan '16 8:48:20 AM FigmentJedi
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* FantasyAmericana: The Valley draws much inspiration from Ohio forests the author has been familiar with since childhood, with an animal population mostly consisting of American wildlife, including the dragon-sized mountain lion Roque Ja.
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