Monday, August 6, 2012

Thirty Days of Graphic Novels, Day Thirteen: "Boneyard, Volume One"

Boneyard has a really nice feel to it.  It's humorous and oftentimes silly, but the characters are interesting enough you want to keep reading to see what happens next.  In this first volume (collecting issues 1-4 of the series), Michael Paris arrives in a remote village named Raven Hollow in order to dispose of property he received in an inheritance.  The property, however, turns out to be a cemetery inhabited by a collection of supernatural  archetypes like a vampire, a skeleton, a werewolf, and more.  For a mysterious reason, the mayor of Raven Hollow is adamant that Paris sell it to the village, and this mystery drives the plot.  There's actually some pretty good action scenes, but as I mentioned it's a very funny book with a few laugh-out loud moments.  The clear, uncluttered black-and-white artwork fits well and I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing volume two.

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