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Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz By Eric Shanower Skottie Young L. Frank Baum Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz she fatally flattens a wicked witch liberates a living scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress but all

  • Title: Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Author: Eric Shanower Skottie Young L. Frank Baum
  • ISBN: 9780785129219
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz By Eric Shanower Skottie Young L. Frank Baum When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a wicked witch, liberates a living 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
    Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz By Eric Shanower Skottie Young L. Frank Baum

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    1. Alejandro on said:

      Wonderful work indeed Creative Team Writer Eric Shanower based on the original works by L Frank Baum Illustrator Scottie YoungTAKE THE YELLOW BRICK ROADI love these adaptations published by Marvel Comics about the original books by L Frank Baum Without a doubt the creative team of, Eric Shanower writing and Scottie Young drawing, are the right choice to this wonderful task.They did a perfect job showing the classic tale as L Frank Baum would make it, if he would be in the comics business nowaday [...]

    2. Mario on said:

      A long time passed since I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and this graphic novel did a great job of reminding me just how wonderful the story was If you re a fan of the original book, I recommend giving this graphic novel a try.

    3. Daniel on said:

      Vrlo lepa interpretacija originalne price Lepi crtezi i boja, tempo i sve manje vise bitno za strip I jako mi se svidja kako koriste kolorit da uticu na emocije, da bude suptilno a opet efektno.Odlican posao.

    4. Seth T. on said:

      In comics, a successful adaptation is ridiculously difficult to pull off Actually, amend that in any medium, a successful adaptation is ridiculously difficult to pull off A good adaptation requires the successful transposition of a story s essence from one medium to another in a way that, while not damaging the source, makes uses of the new medium s unique properties in a way that justifies the new product And it doesn t matter if a story is being transferred from stage to film or from film to b [...]

    5. Manybooks on said:

      I am finding this book altogether and entirely too personally daunting and painful not only because Eric Shadower s Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a graphic novel and I am just neither a fan of graphic novels in general nor do I tend to even be able to understand them as well and as throughly as traditional textual novels, but also, and perhaps even importantly for me personally, the font size of the text there is, is just so miniscule that I am having huge vision and thus concentration issue [...]

    6. Sesana on said:

      I am as devoted an Ozite as any you are likely to see I ve read every last one of the Famous Forty, plus most of Baum s or less related side books I ve seen the Judy Garland movie times than I could count Yes, I love the books and the movie or less equally One of the surest ways to get me to read or watch something is to tell me it has references to Oz And so here I am.Shanower s adaptation is remarkably faithful, following the basic storyline rather closely This may be a bit of a failing Bau [...]

    7. Douglas Koehne on said:

      This comic adaptation of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is rare on many levels It might actually be better than the book itself Most people have enjoyed the movie as a kid, but the book is a much complicated story and in my mind much better than the movie Shanower is able to keep the complexities of the original story while Young s art keeps the story on a whimsical level that all ages will enjoy I ve met Shanower a couple of times at comic conventions and he is a gifted storyteller His Ag [...]

    8. Nicolo Yu on said:

      It was after finishing reading this comics adaptation of the beloved L Frank Baum tale that I realized that Eric Shanower has earlier done well received Oz graphic novels He was most suited for this new release from the Marvel Illustrated line of comics adaptations of classic literary works But I came to read this graphic novel because of the work of Skottie Young.Young s art, almost ephemeral and whimsical will carry you through Oz as if you are part of Dorothy s party of odd friends His art su [...]

    9. Furrawn on said:

      Loved it Found it because I love Skottie Young If you love Oz or Graphic novels you can t go wrong If you love both, you ll be enchanted I need to read the others in the series I meant to do so

    10. Coos Burton on said:

      Vend an estos comics en la Feria Internacional del Libro a un precio completamente accesible, y cuando lo hojee me encantaron las ilustraciones que tiene Se trata de uno de los clasicos ilustrados Marvel, la popular historia de la pobre Dorothy, quien fue alejada de sus t os Toto, el peque o perrito de Dorothy el hombre de hojalata, quien no tiene un coraz n con el cual amar el le n, quien por ser el rey de la selva no cuenta con suficiente valor y mi preferido en esta preciosa edici n, el espan [...]

    11. Malapata on said:

      Una aut ntica joya Muy fiel al relato original, manteniendo su sentido del humor y completado con unos estupendos dibujos de Skottie Young, al que hay que aplaudir especialmente los dise os de los personajes Dibujos cargados de expresividad que ayudan a encari arse con unos personajes nicos.

    12. Megan (ReadingRover) on said:

      Great twist on a classic story Amazing illustrations by Skottie Young Can t wait to read the rest of the series

    13. A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) on said:

      Book source LibrarySo, 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 go [...]

    14. Megan on said:

      My favorite comic book store is Atomic Comics in Mesa, right next to Bookman s It can make for a fun but wallet draining day to make a trip down there and stop at both stores Last time I was at Atomic Comics, I picked up an introduction to this and the Joe Hill comic book series Locke Key They were part of the 1 collection on the wall, of introductions and special issues put out by publishers for a buck After I read that, I knew I had to read the whole thing.At first, I thought the drawings were [...]

    15. Lora on said:

      I absolutely loved the graphics in this book, but I felt the diagolue was a bit forced It was awkward and at times took away from the awesome imagery I did like that this version of The Wizard of Oz followed L Frank Baum s version and not the movie I can see many children reading this and being surprised by how the story flows I think this is a great way to reintroduce a classic to children that don t want to take the time to read the true story BUT they really should read the original before re [...]

    16. Cabezabajo on said:

      Me enamor de este libro en cuanto lo vi en la librer a y una vez le do las razones est n m s que justificadas Es una verdadera gozada entrar en Oz a trav s de las ilustraciones de Skottie Young Si ten is la oportunidad no la dej is pasar.

    17. Nicola Mansfield on said:

      Reason for Reading Well, a bit of a story This first came to my attention when it was nominated for the Cybils 09 Graphic Novel Award The publisher did not send review copies and none of us judges were able to obtain copies This year The Marvelous Land of Oz was nominated for a Cybils 10 Award and again the same thing happened so I decided to try my luck with putting an Inter library Loan in for the this first one again And well, I ve just now received it and been able to read it.This is a fanta [...]

    18. EZRead eBookstore on said:

      Despite my initial skepticism of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz being turned into a comic book, it would seem that transforming this children s story into a graphic novel has made a refreshing rendition Since Baum s original series was intended for children and the graphic novel is aimed at children, the new alteration makes for a near perfect transformation Slap a classic into a shiny paperback full of colorful sketches and a modernly familiar format is a tactic that can definitely make this old st [...]

    19. Erik on said:

      It was at first surprising, and even sad, when I learned that Shanower the best known comics adaptor of the famed L Frank Baum Oz books opted not to illustrate his first Marvel OZ project although I am sure he is than busy juggling the writing duties for this series along with both writing and illustrating his own Age of Bronze for Image However, once I was several pages into this beautiful hardback, I was swept away by the mercurial and whimsical art of up and coming comic artist Scottie Young [...]

    20. Alicia on said:

      Up to this point, my knowledge of the world of Oz has come from the Judy Garland movie and the 1985 sequel Return to Oz The original novel is on my to read list, but I haven t yet had the opportunity What I appreciate about this graphic novel is that from what s said in the intro it stays truer to the story of the novel than that of the movie.Although the story is compelling, it s also rather a familiar world It does, however, make sense of the novel Wicked for me What truly makes this stand ou [...]

    21. Tally on said:

      I m not a fan of comic books or graphic novels, never have been I ve been a fan of The Wizard of Oz for as long as I can remember, and still, I had no intention of purchasing a graphic version of it when I found one at the bookshop And then I made the mistake of leafing through it, and it was love of first sight.I don t even know where to begin with this one I was reading it in awe of the illustrator s skills which brought the story of Oz to life in a new, different, refreshing way The illustrat [...]

    22. Crystal Bandel on said:

      The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower, illustrated by Skottie Young, published 2009.High fantasy.Graphic novel in full color.Grades 5 8.Found via the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, winner of Best Publication for Kids, 2010.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz adapts L Frank Baum s classic tale of Dorothy being carried to the land of Oz by a tornado While Dorothy searches for a way home, she gains three companions the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tin Woodman This comic fo [...]

    23. Jackie B. - Death by Tsundoku on said:

      A beautiful adaption of Frank Oz s classic story Unlike many Oz adaptions, this one is remarkably faithful to the original novel Thus far, also a well crafted adaptation Adaptations are a challenge The audience often has a preconceived notion of how things should look, move, and feel It s not an easy task to get your audience to forget those in place for your medium.The artwork is beautiful Kudos to Skottie Young for taking iconic American literary characters who have already been engrained as a [...]

    24. Andrea on said:

      The pairing of these two gentlemen was genius I only have a remembrance of the actions of Judy Garland in the movie adaptation of this story But, after reading snippets of the original book written by L Frank Baum, I see that Shanower did a fine job at staying inside the original story line His additions gave the story a nice refreshing look to the original I loved that this was a graphic novel The illustrations and color pallet were PHENOMINAL I could go on and on about the artwork in this book [...]

    25. Astrid Paramita on said:

      I have to start off by saying I don t usually read graphic novels But I do like this book, mostly because of the wonderful illustrations of the character especially LOVED the Cowardly Lion Unfortunately it s been a long while since I ve read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book so I couldn t really say anything about how true it was with the original, etc All I know, this is a wonderful retelling of the story, with wonderful interpretation of the characters.I also really enjoy the afterword, where th [...]

    26. Rebecca on said:

      The illustrators of this graphic novel did a nice job at holding to the original Baum story There were silver shoes, enslaved flying monkeys and an allusion to Toto s ability to talk.The illustrations were tight and consistent I really liked the creators vision of the scarecrow and lion They were modern, playful and the scarecrow was a touch haunting The book jacket says it is a children s novel However, my son thought the illustrations were rather frightening.Granted, he is three I think parent [...]

    27. Justyn Rampa on said:

      Skottie Young makes this series for me His illustrations and artistic interpretation of Oz are stunning I will admit that for the first half of the book, I was slightly disinterested The story of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz has never really spoken to me The first half of the book was fairly in line with the movie which I have seen less than 5 times and again.n t really do much for me However, the second half of the book was much interesting in particular where the book plot and movie plot diverg [...]

    28. Matthew Hunter on said:

      I have a question Why go the muted, creepy route with the illustrations The Scarecrow resembles Heath Ledger s Joker, at least in her mouth department Baum s vision was for a new kind of children s tale, one with less sadness and despair That s a shot at you, Grimms Blue Beard To me, the illustrations don t honor Baum s hopes and intentions More vibrancy, please Less Ralph Steadman, please.On a good note, if this comic adaptation is a reader s only non film exposure to Baum s masterwork, then th [...]

    29. Meg on said:

      THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ Art By Scottie YoungI really enjoyed this book at first i found it the exact same as the original Wizard of Ozbut as the story went on the story line changed and it got and unique I really love the art in this story as well Scottie young really has a way of making things look cute and cuddly but then when needed crazy looking too I recommend this book to anyone who like graphic novels and who is looking for a fun adventure in the world of Oz.

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