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The Marvelous Land of Oz #1

November 7, 2009

The Marvelous Land of Oz #1 (Marvel Comics)
By L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower & Skottie Young

Eric Shanower and Skottie Young continue their exploration of the world of L. Frank Baum, and it’s still a great read. Going into the second book in the series, we leave behind Dorothy and company and meet Tip, a young boy who has grown up in the care of a witch named Mombi. Tip decides to get back at the witch by creating a wooden frame with a pumpkin for a head, hoping to scare her. Instead, Mombi uses the wooden man named Jack to test out a new magic powder that brings inanimate objects to life. While the original text is different from the movie, most people are at least a little familiar with the original Wizard of Oz. Beginning here, Shanower and Young are diving into stories that most of the readers will be totally unfamiliar with. The designs are fantastic and the adaptation is very strong. I can’t wait for the rest of this series, and I really hope they keep it going.
Rating: 10/10

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