The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Marvel Illustrated)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Marvel Illustrated)

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by Eric Shanower, L. Frank Baum
     
 

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The premier American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) teams up with fan-favorite artist Skottie Young (New X-Men) to bring L. Frank Baum's beloved classic to life! When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a Wicket Witch, liberates a

Overview

The premier American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) teams up with fan-favorite artist Skottie Young (New X-Men) to bring L. Frank Baum's beloved classic to life! When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a Wicket Witch, liberates a Scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress...but all she really wants to know is: how does she get home?

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Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
…Skottie Young's charming and whimsical art brings new life and humor to familiar characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785129226
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
11/23/2011
Series:
Marvel Illustrated Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
270,701
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Shanower, the award-winning and New York Times bestselling cartoonist, author, and illustrator. His work has been widely published—from Marvel Comics to Random House, from Nickelodeon Magazine to BBC television. His current comics project, Age of Bronze, tells the complete story of the Trojan War in all its dramatic detail. Age of Bronze has been published by Image Comics since 1998, garnering two Eisner Awards, a Gran Guinigi, and a slew of nominations. The second volume, Sacrifice, was selected as one of the Best Books of 2004 by the editors of Publishers Weekly. In addition to English, Age of Bronze is published in Spanish, French, Polish, Italian, Croatian, and Indonesian.

Skottie Young has been an illustrator and cartoonist for over ten years working for companies such as Marvel, Warner Bros., Image, Upper Deck, Mattel and many more

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The Wonderful Wizard of OZ 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
= this book is amazing.....all three of them are and i can't for the forth one(dorothy and the wizard in oz). i bought all three....fast shipping and great condition. i love the art and the story....i'm just in love with the OZ books and wonderland books...i even bought the comic book (wonderland) by tommy kovac amazing as well. all i can say is that i can't wait for the forth oz book!!!!!!
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
*Book source ~ Library So, a synopsis. It’s the freakin’ Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Do I really need to recap this? Ok, I will. Dorothy lives with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em on a farm in Kansas. She has a dog named Toto. A tornado (called a cyclone here) comes along sweeping Dorothy and Toto to the Land of Oz where Dorothy spends her time making unusual friends and trying to get back to Kansas. First off, omg, the artwork is fantastic! It’s so adorable and the colors are perfect. I loved it. The story is pretty good, too. I hate to admit that I’ve never actually read the book (it’s on my TBR, honest!), so I’m not sure how faithful the adaptation is. And I haven’t seen the movie in quite some time, but the graphic novel does differ a bit from it. If you liked the movie and the book then this graphic novel is a must read. The art alone is worth it. Trust me.
mollyreads More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful adaption! It is actually the first comic adaption of a classic that I've ever read, so I was very skeptical about the outcome. I thought it was going to be very childish with cartoon-like artwork. But I was so wrong! The artwork is beautiful, probably one of my favorite styles. While this is obviously still aimed at children, Shanower and Young brought some dark aspects in as well with how the witch and her castle looked and some of the artwork from the groups travels. I absolutely loved it.  They brought in more of the original story that is not present in the movie, which was wonderful! For example, they included the porcelain town and the hot air balloon.  I am very glad I gave this adaption a chance. It was a joy to read - it is quick, easy, beautiful and entertaining!
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