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Author: Eric Shanower,Skottie Young,L. Frank Baum
ISBN13: 978-0785140870
Title: The Marvelous Land of Oz (Marvel Classics)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Marvel (August 17, 2011)
Pages: 200

The Marvelous Land of Oz (Marvel Classics) by Eric Shanower,Skottie Young,L. Frank Baum

The Marvelous Land of Oz (Marvel Classics). by Eric Shanower · Skottie Young · L. Frank Baum.

The Marvelous Land of Oz (Marvel Classics). The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics). Eric Shanower is an American comics artist and writer, best known for his Oz novels and comics and the on-going retelling of the Trojan War as "Age of Bronze. He currently lives in San Diego, CA Skottie Young is an American comic book artist and illustrator who works exclusively for Marvel Comics. He has gained critical acclaim for his work on the New York Times Best Selling and Eisner Award winning series The Wonderful Wizard of Oz published by Marvel Comics. Oz: Road to Oz" is the fifth in a series of wonderful graphic novel adaptations of L. Frank Baum's original "Wizard of Oz" novels. Author Eric Shanower and artist Skottie Young do the honors with a delightful storyline and the distinctive art style of the earlier books.

Start by marking Oz. The Marvelous Land of Oz (Marvel Classics) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. OZ-esome!!! Creative Team: Writer: Eric Shanower (based on the original works by L. Frank Baum). Illustrator: Scottie Young. you can't be more wrong about it! The wonderful creative team of Eric Shanower and Scottie Young return to adapt the second book by L. Frank Baum and you are able to return to the magical land of Oz with them.

Eric Shanower tells Newsarama about this return to Oz for a new 8-issue Marvel Illustrated limited series. What sets The Marvelous Land of Oz apart specifically is the fact that it’s not anywhere near as well-known as the story from the first book, particularly the Judy Garland movie version of that story. Marvelous Land is a good story, but it’s not as straightforward as Wonderful Wizard, so I’ve had to work a little harder on the adaptation-keep it moving, keep it clear, keep the settings changing enough so that Skottie doesn’t get bored drawing the same scene for seven pages at a time. Every project, every issue, is a new challenge.

The Marvelous Land of Oz, commonly shortened to The Land of Oz, published on July 5, 1904, is the second of L. Frank Baum's books set in the Land of Oz, and is the sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The protagonist is a boy named Tip, who for as long as he can remember has been under the guardianship of a witch named Mombi in the Gillikin Country. As Mombi is returning home, Tip plans to frighten her with a scarecrow he has made.

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Writer: Eric Shanower. Artist: Skottie Young. Publication date: January 2010 - September 2010. Collects The Marvelous Land of Oz (2009) 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. Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue #4.

Eric Shanower and Skottie Young's follow-up to their adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is no less kinetic, fun, or colorful, but because it moves beyond the boundaries of the most famous Oz characters and adventures, it's at least slightly more surprising - which is good  .

L. Frank Baum's magical world of Oz comes to life in a way you never imagined! 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 Emerald City - now ruled by King Scarecrow! But when Jinjur overthrows King Scarecrow and Mombi returns, Tip and his friends must enlist the aid of Glinda, the Good Witch, to try to set things right in Oz! Collecting THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1-8.
Reviews: 7
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz went over well with my five-year-old son, so he chose this one to read together at bedtime. This one is a different experience, because there are fewer MGM-tinged preconceptions. It's just as easy to read aloud, and, if you're squeamish, the body count is considerably lower than the first time around.

This story isn't as timeless and self-contained as the first book, but that doesn't work against it. It's exactly what you want: an exploration of Oz after Dorothy left. In fact, there are no characters from the real world at all (with the possible exception of the Jackdaws).

There are some interesting themes to examine here. There are explorations of gender, politics, and gender politics. Not to mention the questions it raises over the nature of life and the responsibility of creating life.

Baum cheated a bit by including the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman as main characters to advertise the real-world stage play. But the new characters are just as imaginative: the marvelous Jack Pumpkinhead, the snarky Sawhorse, the sesquipedalian Woggle Bug, and the patched-together Gump. The audience surrogate, Tip, is a nice follow-up to Dorothy. Being a native of Oz, his goals are very different, but he's just as assertive and loyal.

I think the villains are a bit more interesting this time around. Mombi does more interesting things with her magic than the Wicked Witch, and General Jinjur is just fabulous. There are some who would take offense at the dated portrayal of a rebellious woman, but stick around to the end and L. Frank Baum might win you back over. Baum probably didn't intend to write a book about gender identity, but it makes the book surprisingly relevant today.

For the best experience, find a copy with the John R. Neill illustrations. The images are very different than those of W. W. Denslow in the Wizard of Oz, but they are full of energy and imagination. I'm glad Neill became the archetypal illustrator for Baum's world.

The Land of Oz is a delightful sequel to a beloved book. If you or someone you love is longing for another journey to Oz, this will fit the bill.
Fresh from reading the 2nd book in the Oz series I jumped right into Ozma of Oz as I was quite curious to see where the story would go with there being such a departure in the 2nd book (The Marvelous Land of Oz) from the 1st (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz).

In this tale, Dorothy returns to the realm of make believe after being swept overboard while on a journey to Australia. She ends up in the far away land of Ev, a place a bit different from Oz, with a talking hen named Billina and she goes on a whole new adventure making new friends along the way, like Tik-Tok, the mechanical man and the Hungry Tiger, whose appetite never seems to be satisfied. She also reunites with some of her old friends as well, like the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman, as they team up together with Princess Ozma to rescue the Queen of Ev and her 10 children from the clutches of the evil Nome King.

All-in-all book 3 is a great adventure with somewhat darker overtones than the previous two books that is full of the same whimsical elements and creative ideas common to the earlier tales. Our beloved Dorothy is back in the storyline and this time around her return home to Kansas does not entail a one-way ticket as Ozma retains the means to call her back to Oz whenever she is needed to save the day. A definite must read for any fan of the Wizard of Oz series.
After discovering the stark reality that the story I had thought I had known since I was a little child was it truth vastly different from the movie I had grown up watching every year on television, I was naturally curious to see where Mr. Baum went next in the merry old land of Oz.

The very first assumption I had shattered was that all the stories centered around our beloved friend Dorothy. They do not! In fact, dear Dorothy does not appear in this story at all. The Marvelous Land of Oz actually features the adventures of a young orphan boy named Tip and his rather different group of friends, which include Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump, along with our old friends the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman.

In this adventure Tip escapes from the clutches of an evil old witch named Mombi and with the aid of his friends battle General Jinjur and her army of knitting needle wielding young girls to regain control of the Emerald City. The plot twist at the end for me was the real selling point of this story as Tip and his friends discover the location of Princess Ozma, the true ruler of the Land of Oz. A very different tale to say the least, but a fun one and something I can certainly see myself reading again.