This is my monthly look at Previews Magazine to find all the comic book Oz stuff that Oz fans ought to know about. For a little more info on what this is all about and how to get this stuff, see this post. These items are due to arrive in comic shops in November 2005.
Oz: The Manga continues to be published by Antarctic Press. This series is a retelling of the Oz story in a Manga style by David Hutchison. There will be a total of eight issues in this first mini series, and they will be collected when the full series has been published.
- Oz: The Manga #6 - Order Code: SEP05 2730 - $2.99
- Oz: The Manga #1 - Order Code: APR05 2602 - $2.99
- Oz: The Manga #2 - Order Code: MAY05 2477 - $2.99
- Oz: The Manga #3 - Order Code: JUN05 2744 - $2.99
- Oz: The Manga #4 - Order Code: JUL05 2615 - $2.99
- Oz: The Manga #5 - Order Code: AUG05 2682 - $2.99
Classics Illustrated Jr is offering two 50th anniversary slipcase sets of their reprints. The second set appears to have the Wizard of Oz reprint in it, but I recommend checking with your local store before ordering it.
- Classics Illustrated Jr 50th Anniversary 12 Title Set Volume 1 Slipcase - Order Code: SEP05 2851 - $59.99
- Classics Illustrated Jr 50th Anniversary 12 Title Set Volume 2 Slipcase - Order Code: SEP05 2852 - $69.99
Coming out from Alias is a book called Lullaby. This book started with a mini series of four books from Image comics in which Alice (from Wonderland) goes on a quest to Oz and runs into Little Red Riding Hood, the Pied Piper, and some other fairy tale characters. The group has yet to reach Oz at the end of the first mini, but they have met the Tinman in an unexpected form. This series is mildly recommended.
- Lullaby #3 - Order Code: SEP05 2680 - $2.99
- Lullaby: Wisdom Seeker #1 - Order Code: DEC04 1535 - $2.95
- Lullaby: Wisdom Seeker #2 - Order Code: JAN05 1606 - $2.95
- Lullaby: Wisdom Seeker #3 - Order Code: FEB05 1594 - $2.95
- Lullaby: Wisdom Seeker #4 - Order Code: MAR05 1693 - $2.95
- Lullaby: Wisdom Seeker Vol 1 (collection) - Order Code: JUN05 2684 - $9.99
- Lullaby #1 - Order Code: JUL05 2561 - $2.99
- Lullaby #2 - Order Code: AUG05 2631 - $2.99
I know almost nothing about Midnight Kiss from APC, but I do know that the characters go to Oz in the second issue, and are talking with the Scarecrow in the third. This is a Mature Themes book, so it's not for kids or anyone who wants their Oz to remain pure and gentle.
- Midnight Kiss #3 - Order Code: SEP05 2737 - $3.50
- Midnight Kiss #1 - Order Code: JUN05 2753 - $3.50
- Midnight Kiss #2 - Order Code: AUG05 2693 - $3.50
This month's only non-Oz books is the very tangetially-related Grimm Fairy Tales #2 from Zenescope. This book appears to be going back to the source material, which means it's likely to be fairly gruesome. I haven't seen this book, and it only makes this list because of the fairy tale aspect. Your mileage may vary on this one.
- Grimm Fairy Tales #2 - Order Code: SEP05 3290 - $2.99
- Grimm Fairy Tales #1 - Order Code: AUG05 3318 - $2.99
So that's it for this month's Flipping Through Previews (Oz Edition)... This was a very light month for Oz stuff. If you found something I missed, feel free to use the comments below to point it out. If you have any questions, also feel free to comment.
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