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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (comics)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1.
Art by Skottie Young.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Genre Fantasy
Publication date February – September 2009
Number of issues 8
Main character(s) Dorothy Gale
Scarecrow
Tin Woodman
Cowardly Lion
Creative team
Writer(s) Eric Shanower
L. Frank Baum (novel)
Artist(s) Skottie Young
Letterer(s) Jeff Eckleberry
Colorist(s) Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Editor(s) Nathan Cosby
Lauren Henry
Ralph Macchio
Joe Quesada
Lauren Sankovitch
Collected editions
Hardcover ISBN 0-7851-2921-9

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an eight-issue comic book limited series adapting the L. Frank Baum novel of the same name. The series was written by Eric Shanower with art by Skottie Young and published by Marvel Comics.

Plot summary

After being transported by a cyclone to the Land of Oz, Dorothy Gale travels to the Emerald City to try to find a way home. Along her way she joins with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodman and a Cowardly Lion.

Collected editions

The series has been collected into a single volume:

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (192 pages, hardcover, September 2009, ISBN 0-7851-2921-9, softcover, March 2010, ISBN 0-7851-2922-7, June 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4590-7)

Reception

IGN gave the issues of the series an average rating of 9.2 out of 10.[1]

It won the 2010 Eisners for Best Limited Series or Story Arc and Best Publication for Kids.[2]

Sequels

The series has been followed by adaptations of The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz and The Road to Oz by the same team. The Emerald City of Oz is currently in production for five issues. It is unknown if the series will be continued beyond the sixth Oz book.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ [1], IGN
  2. ^ "SDCC ’10 | Winners announced for 22nd annual Eisner Awards". 

References

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Grand Comics Database
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Comic Book DB