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
No. of issues 8
Main character(s) Dorothy Gale
Tin Woodman
Cowardly Lion
Creative team
Written by 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]

When Kansas farm girl Dorothy Gale and her pet dog Toto are swept away to the magical Land of Oz in a cyclone, she fatally flattens the Wicked Witch of the East, liberates a talking Scarecrow, meets a Tin Woodman, a Cowardly Lion and is hailed by everyone as a great sorceress! But all Dorothy really wants to know is: how does she get back home again?

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected into a single volume:


The Marvel Oz series has been met with very positive reviews, praising the art, character design and overall layout.

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.

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