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Oz: The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz (Marvel))
Oz The Marvelous Land of Oz - Oz Marvel
Author: L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower
L. Frank Baum's magical world of Oz comes to life in a way you never imagined before! Follow the adventures of a young boy named Tip as he escapes the servitude of the mean old witch Mombi and runs away with his newly created magical companion, Jack Pumpkinhead. Along the way, they meet Sawhorse and follow the legendary Yellow Brick Road to the...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780785163657
ISBN-10: 0785163654
Publication Date: 12/5/2012
Pages: 200
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Publisher: Marvel
Book Type: Paperback
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This is the second TP graphic novel in Marvels Oz Comics series. While I didnt enjoy this book quite as much as the first one, it was still a very good read and the illustration is amazing.

This story follows the second book in Frank Baums Oz series. We mainly follow a young boy, Tip, as he flees from the old witch Mombi to the Emerald City with his creation Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse. The Emerald City is under an attack from the all girl army lead by Jinjur. The Scarecrow doesnt know what to do against the army and ends up fleeing, with Tip in tow, to first the Tin Woodsmans kingdom and then to Glinda.

I read the Oz books with my mom when I was growing up. I only got 5-6 books into the series and it was a long time ago, so I only very vaguely remember the story from this book on. However, this was very well done. Its an excellent rendition of it and includes most of the story, focusing mainly on the interesting parts and downplaying some of the parts that got a bit long in the book.

The illustration is amazing, I really love the style and its very easy to follow. The pictures are very colorful and character expressions are very well done and at times hilarious.

I really enjoyed the story, I just didnt enjoy it quite as much because I didnt remember the characters as well as I had in the first installment. I also missed reading about Dorothy. This 2nd installment is not as action packed as the first one either.

Overall a beautiful and amazing retelling of the second book in Baums Oz series. I really enjoyed it and absolutely loved the illustration. I will definitely keep reading this series. This series is highly recommended to all fantasy graphic novel fans. In fact its great to read with your kids too and might hold their attention a bit better than the original books.


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