The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The classic children's story by L. Frank Baum gets the “Marvel treatment” in this delightful graphic novel adaptation that is in its 6th week on the New York Times Best Seller List for Hardcover Graphic Books. Eric Shanower, the writer and artist of the Age of Bronze series, and artist Skottie Young worked together on this amazing comic that is faithful to the original book, which is a bit different from the 1939 film. No ruby slippers here – Dorothy inherits silver shoes when her house falls on the Wicked Witch of the East.
One of the best things about this series is the really fantastic artwork – Oz was re-imagined by the artists, but in a way that maintains the spirit of the original story. I really loved the new look of the Wicked Witch of the West, the ultra green spookiness of the Emerald City and the highly emotional Tin Man – who looks a little more like the Tin Man of Baum’s books. A must-have for Oz fans. The first issue of The Marvelous Land of Oz - a sequel that follows the second book in the Oz series, has just been released.