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Boneyard. Vol. 1
Moore, Richard, 1966-
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New York : NBM ; London : Turnaround, 2002.
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96 unnumbered pages ; 31 cm
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Michael Paris has inherited a plot in the remote town of Raven Hollow. But on arrival he discovers that he's basically inherited a haunted cemetery that the villagers want razed! But when Paris actually gets to meet some of the residents of his inherited headache, it turns out they're not all bad (the vamp, in fact, is quite cute) and maybe the evil is not where it may seem... From the best-selling comic book series, this is a fun spoof of horror cliches. Illustrated in b/w throughout.

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Booklist Review

The cast of Moore's Boneyard,0 the ongoing adventures of a young man and his cemetery, already boasts a curvaceous vampire, a Frankenstein's monster, a werewolf, a gill girl (\'e0 la the creature from the Black Lagoon, only with a libido), a demon, a Halloween skeleton, gargoyles, and a talking raven-all jolly good sorts-but not, until halfway through this book's to-be-continued story, zombies. The latter are Romero-style stiffs, and they rather put a damper on Boneyard0 's romantic sitcom proceedings, which here devolve from saving the graveyard from the devil, developers, and the IRS to the contention between Abbey (the vampire) and Nessie (the gill girl) for the heart-the affections, that is-of Michael Paris (the young owner of the cemetery). Moore's casual humor and ace draftsmanship continue to make Boneyard 0 one of the comics world's most laid-back pleasures. If this book ends unusually dourly, surely its successor will blow away the gloom or at least, given the series' funereal setting, the aura of doom. --Ray Olson Copyright 2005 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

The humor may be a bit too cute and the story line predictable, but Moore's (Deja Vu) new work is everything a comic about friendly monsters should be. Michael Paris inherits a plot of land in the town of Raven's Hollow. He doesn't know it, but the land is a cemetery inhabited by a community of wisecracking demons, among them a hipster werewolf in shades and leather jacket, a sexy vampire, a goofy witch, a talking skeleton and other similar types. Arriving in town with the intention of selling the property, Paris finds the townsfolk prepared to destroy the graveyard and drive out the undead. But after Abbey, the charming and sexy vampire, gives him a tour of the graveyard and its spooky but harmless citizens, Paris decides he's not quite ready to have the place paved over. However, the town's mayor, who has few scary secrets himself, is incensed at Paris's decision and vows to destroy the place. The mystery at the heart of this continuing story (this is the first volume) is overwhelmed by Moore's delightful characters and the sub-plot about Paris's developing relationship with Abbey. Moore's strength is his ear for dialogue and timing. His vivid, contrasting b&w drawings are wonderfully facile and comic; Moore's writing supplies the color. The endless gags can be corny, but will eventually tickle any reader, young or old. His drawings of girl-demons are sexy but not inappropriate, making this a comic that parents can sit down and read with their children without too much embarrassment. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-In this comic horror series, a young man inherits a graveyard (aka The Boneyard) from his grandfather and finds that its inhabitants are anything but rotting corpses. In this first volume, reissued in full, faultless color, the protagonist battles the local townspeople to save the Boneyard (and its ghoulish residents) from being razed. Moore's illustrations and text are expertly interlaced into an amusing tale that pokes gentle fun at the genre and never fails to entertain.-Jennifer Feigelman, Plattekill Public Library, Modena, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.