Saturday, December 20, 2008

12 Days of Christmas: Day 8!

Stressed out by Christmas shopping? Worried that you might not be able to find that one great gift on your favourite gamer or comic book fan's Wish List? No problem -- Curious Comics is here to make things easy for you! Over the weeks leading up to Christmas, we'll come up with a few suggestions on what presents we think would be great to wake up to on Christmas morning.

On the 8th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Bone Graphic Novels!

One of the few genuine independent comic book publishing success stories, Bone has acheived its amazing best-seller status and earned fans right across the spectrum with its own peculiar mix of Walt Disney and Lord of the Rings. Over the years, Bone has rolled through several print formats including traditional black and white pamplet-style comic books, black and white graphic novel collections, multiple printings of a huge oversized omnibus edition, and finally -- after a deal with Scholastic that must have been the envy of the indie industry -- an affordable, remastered, full-colour series of editions.

Chronicling the adventures of the three Bone cousins, Gran'Ma Ben and her granddaughter Thorn as they face down rat creatures, Rock Jaw, a Red Dragon and host of other bizarre creatures including the fearsome Lord of the Locusts, Bone is one of the few books that genuinely manages to appeal to all sorts of readers from 5 to 95. If you've already read Bone, then you know what I'm talking about here. If you haven't tried it, then pick up a copy for your own stocking while you're checking friends and family off your list -- it'll be just the thing to help smooth out post-shopping season stress once we're into Boxing Week.

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