Boneyard #3
by Richard Moore (NBM, 2008)

There's not a lot of action -- or even story -- in volume three of Richard Moore's Boneyard series.

Most of this collection, first issued in 2003 and reissued with color in 2008, focuses on an effort to raise enough money to pay off Michael Paris's debts on the graveyard where he and his monster pals live. So, most of the pages here either detail the exciting photo shoot at the beach or show the product of that imaginative session. In other words, be prepared for a lot of skin time with Abbey, the 2,000-year-old vampire (who survives the shoot with the help of SPF 1000 sunblock) and the bountiful Nessie (who has rather large mammaries, considering she's an amphibian). The rest of the monster crew has a turn in the spotlight, too, but really, it's Abbey and Nessie who are the main features here.

That's not a bad thing.

Meanwhile, Roxanne continues her efforts to buy the cemetery and woo Michael, despite an obvious growing affection between Michael and Abbey. But Roxanne proves not to be the simple businesswoman she claims to be -- and there is a good bit of action once her identity is revealed.

Boneyard is a simple enough series, but I love it. It's fun and fresh and I want more.

review by
Tom Knapp

30 October 2010

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