Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Best Comic Buy this Wednesday - BONE: TALL TALES Prequel, Prequel

Today we have the arrival of Jeff Smith's latest Bone-related project, Tall Tales ($10.99 paperback, $22.99 hardcover). My nine year old son has become obsessed with Bone. He basically worships the Red Dragon. This "new" book basically collects material most Bone aficionados have read before (namely the Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails series).

Bone: Tall Tales serves as a perfect introduction to the series for new readers, and it's a must-have for long-time Bone fans as well. This fun collection of stories of Casper-looking underdogs is perfectly titled, because each and every funny tale Smiley shares 'round the campfire is a tall one. The glossy full-colour illustrations will reel kids in, and the high-falutin' stories will keep them intrigued. The tale of Bone's birth is especially off-the-wall. My favorite tale is the final story, in which Bone gathers a hodgepodge group of woodland creatures, including an adorable fox, a shy turtle, a very put-upon monkey, and a guardian dragon named Stillman who quickly stole a little piece of my heart, to help him in a fight against the evil rat creatures.

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