The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (comics)

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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
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[edit]

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[edit]

The series has been collected into a single volume:


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]


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, and The Emerald City of Oz by the same creative team. The series did not continue beyond the sixth Oz book.

See also[edit]