The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Marvel’s Oz Comic Series #1) | Adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum; Eric Shanower (Writer), Skottie Young (Artist), Jean-Francois Beaulieu (Colorist), and Jeff Eckleberry (Letterer) | 216 pages | Published September 16th, 2009 by Marvel | Literary award: Eisner Award for Best Limited Series or Story Arc (2010) |
In a terrifying instant of darkness, a tornado snatches up Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto, whirling them on the wild wind out of Kansas and straight to Oz.
In this wondrous world of sorcery and danger, Munchkins, flying monkeys, talking mice and fighting trees, all Dorothy wants to do is go home…
Together with the Scarecrow who wants a brain, the Tin Man who wants a heart, and the Cowardly Lion who wants courage, Dorothy and Toto must follow the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard of the Emerald City. But before the wizard of Oz will grant their wishes, Dorothy and her friends must do the impossible–Destroy the all-powerful Wicked Witch of the West…. (goodreads)
Like i’ve said before in my last review that recently i choose graphic novel adaptation to read books that widely known but i haven’t read yet. After Percy Jackson, i choose to read Dorothy’s story of the Wizard of Oz through this graphic novel edition.
I can’t say much about the story accept that i felt that Dorothy’s adventure was a long journey with too much to fight and too much to endure by a little girl. I’ve surprised myself when i know that Oz was just a humbug. Ugh.
Such a shame to know that all Dorothy needs to get herself back to Kansas was her silver shoes. But, i guess Baum was meant to say that ‘to appreciate the outcomes, one should get through the process‘. Am i right?
About the graphic novel itself. I’d like to declare that i’m a fan of Skottie Young, from now own. I love his art. Anything else that my 4 star belong would be the work of the coloring have done. Its beautiful.
Here is the excerpt, if you’d like to know: