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Final colorized Bone book released 06 Feb, 2009, 04:02 / 5 comments

This is only marginally relevant, but I figured I'd point it out anyway. Starting in 2005, around the time Telltale announced that it would make graphic adventure adaptions of the comic book license, Scholastic announced that it would be releasing colorized editions of each of the nine Bone books (essentially chronological collections each of about six of the total 55 issues) in six month intervals. A few weeks ago, the ninth and final book, Crown of Horns, was released in color, bringing the ambitious project to a successful finish.

Around the time all this began, there were some mumblings about Telltale doing some sort of cross-promotion with Scholastic, and indeed the seven month gap between the Out from Boneville and The Great Cow Race games seem to fit well with this idea. Obviously that never happened as the Bone game series was abandoned, presumably due to unspectacular sales and the desire to shift focus onto Sam & Max and other licenses (maybe there's hope for something involving the movie someday), but in any event if you're a Bone fan you'll definitely want to check out the colorization of the epic work, as the efforts are decidedly reverent and high quality (unlike say, some of those early Sam & Max color jobs...yikes).

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  • Jeo on 06 Feb, 2009, 14:44…
    Bone is easily one of the best comics I've ever read so this is good news. I haven't read any of the colour versions but they seem to look fantastic.

    Now, if Telltale would just get back on track with those episodes...
  • Gabez on 06 Feb, 2009, 15:14…
    I agree. I know Bone doesn't fit in with the episodic model of Sam & Max etc. but it could work on a different, say annual basis. A story released once a year would be good.
  • Udvarnoky on 06 Feb, 2009, 16:09…
    I agree, I think it would work on simply a model different to the seasonal approach, such as what they started with originally. I'm guessing the biggest hurdle for them (aside from allocating team/resources) is finding a way to put out a third Bone game after such a long hibernation in such a way that people will actually be interested. Hopefully the future movie presents an opportunity.
  • Gabez on 06 Feb, 2009, 11:37…
    I love those colour versions. They're so well done. I think the colourist should get more credit.
  • mrcolinp on 06 Feb, 2009, 05:03…
    Yeah! Bone blew the doors to schools wide open for comics, and it'll always have a place in history for that. Thanks for giving everyone the heads up! Bone has gotta be in the top five comics released this and last decades.