Friday, January 15, 2010

The latest Oz reading

Also in our latest comics order was The Marvelous Land of Oz #2, continuing Eric Shanower and Skottie Young's bets-selling adaptation of the Oz books. This one's pretty straightforward: It covers the original novel from the awakening of the Sawhorse to one of the funniest incidents in all of the Oz books, Jack Pumpkinhead meeting the Scarecrow and the ensuing confusion when Jellia Jamb has to come in and translate. It's still a fun read, and I still like Young's artwork, even if it's not quite what some people think Oz should look like. I especially liked his take on the Scarecrow on his throne, almost buried by a huge crown and green goggles. There's also something very appealing in his version of the Sawhorse.

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