This was perfect for me. I am not a collector of any sort. I just wanted to look at how Marvel drawing styles changed over decades. This book contained samples from as far back as the 70's, through to near present. I also wanted to see Beast and other X-men figures w/ Spidey, which this had.
My mother made soap, thought I would try, but ingredients can be difficult to locate. I think anyone should only try this if have an outside cooking and work shop. Never try this if like me, you only have regular kitchen in your regular living space.
If you're expecting illustration similar to Jeff Smith's, you'll be disappointed. Charles Vess illustrates this installation, and compared to Smith's style, this is a bit more... all over the place. It's definitely not as clear as Smith's style, and there are plenty of panels where there's no background, just characters on a sheet color. If I had to liken it to something, I'd say it's similar to that Lancelot/King Arthur comic you might see in the comics section of the Sunday paper (it was in the Philadelphia Inquirer for years). I can't remember the name, but if you've seen it, you'll know what I mean.
While it's definitely good art, I'm not a huge fan of it since it takes me out of the Bone universe a little bit, but you get used to it.
10/10 would review again.
It's in full color, which surprised me.
As for the content... well, it's Jeff Smith at his best once again, but also featuring the writing chops of Tom Sniegowski.
The monkey is kind of annoying, but it's all good. Big Johnson Bone is awesome!
Plus, you get to learn the origin of the mythical Jekk, which comes in the night and drags the rat creatures away by the tails!
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