The Long Run takes place outside of our normal continuity of episodes, and features table discussion of an entire work or long selection of a series.
In this episode of The Long Run we talk about Bone, by Jeff Smith. Published independently between 1991 and 2004, Bone follows the three Bone cousins—cartoon character-like people exiled from the town Boneville (in the same sense that Donald Duck is from Duckburg)—who, after crossing a vast desert, find themselves trapped in a magical valley filled with monsters, dragons, lost princesses, and ancient prophesies.
The series is filled with high-stakes adventure, light-hearted humor, and it’s fair share of loss and sorrow. It’s an amazing comic for all ages, and is a particularly good introduction to the world of comics for younger readers who have never read a comic before.
On the next episode of The Long Run we will be reading Doom Patrol, by Grant Morrison.
Our hosts on this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, Audrey Preti, and Cade Reynolds.