Gears and Bones is a fantasy comic published by Guardian Knight Comics, created by Apple De La Fuente, written by Andrew P. Anderson, and illustrated by Osvaldo Montpeller (with colors by West Hartman and Tony Galvan). Gears and Bones Volume 1 collects issues #1-3 of the original comic book.
The plot of Gears and Bones Volume 1 is that a humanoid rabbit named Bone is out for revenge after his lover died. However, he is a wanted criminal and this makes his quest for vengeance very difficult. While the story does move at a very quick pace (Volume 1 does collect only three issues, so it’s a short read), there are a lot of great twists, and foreshadowing that gets introduced, and definitely make the reader interested in wanting to pick up the next volume.
Gears and Bones by Apple De La Fuente doesn’t offer anything new to the fantasy genre, but is still veryinteresting thanks to how it is executed. Andrew P. Anderson’s writing makes the characters likable and interesting, and adds a lot of creativity to the world presented in the story. There are definitely a lot of great ideas that I hope get fleshed out in the second volume.
Osvaldo Montpeller’s artwork is absolutely outstanding, and perfectly fits the tone of the story. Each character is drawn in their own unique way, the backgrounds look very nice, and the single splash page panels show just how intense the plot is. The wonderful artwork is also helped by well-detailed coloring by West Hartman and Tony Galvan.
The only flaw I saw in Gears and Bones Volume 1 is that because it only collects 3 issues, it’s too short of a story, and the cliffhanger is way too predictable. It was however entertaining enough for me to want to pick up Volume 2 when it comes out.
So in conclusion, Gears and Bones Volume 1 is a very fun, well-written, and well-illustrated fantasy storythat I recommend comic book readers of all ages go and pick up.
I give Gears and Bones Volume 1 4/5 Stars, and Two Thumbs Up.