The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (comics)

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2005) is a collection of three stories adapting the L.Frank Baum novel of the same name, written by David Chauvel with art by Enrique Fernandez[1]

First time published in French by Delcourt (2005), the album in English was published in the USA by Image Comics, on January 2, 2007[2][3]

Its art inspired American artist's Skottie Young design for the adaptation he made 2009. for Marvel,[4] with Fernandez sharing that Young admitted he had Spanish's comics on the desk while working on his own designs.[5]


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1.
Art by Skottie Young.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
ScheduleMonthly
FormatLimited series
GenreFantasy
Publication dateFebruary – September 2009
No. of issues8
Main character(s)Dorothy Gale
Scarecrow
Tin Woodman
Cowardly Lion
Creative team
Written byEric 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
HardcoverISBN 0-7851-2921-9

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2009) 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:

Reception[edit]

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.[6]

It won the 2010 Eisners for Best Limited Series or Story Arc and Best Publication for Kids.[7]

Sequels[edit]

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]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Wizard of OZ". www.enrique-fernandez.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  2. ^ mycomicshop. "Wonderful Wizard of Oz GN (2006 Image) comic books". www.mycomicshop.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  3. ^ "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". Goodreads. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  4. ^ "Enrique Fernandez: From Dorothy of Oz to Skydoll, Oriental Princess & Nymph". Shalla-Bal. 2017-07-05. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  5. ^ "Enrique Fernandez: From Dorothy of Oz to Skydoll, Oriental Princess & Nymph". Shalla-Bal. 2017-07-05. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  6. ^ [1], IGN
  7. ^ "SDCC '10 | Winners announced for 22nd annual Eisner Awards".

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