Monday, June 25, 2012

The latest Oz reading

I read more Oz comics last night. So:

  • Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz #7 (which, for some reason, Marvel doesn't appear to have anywhere on its website). See my comments on #6 yesterday. They're pretty much the same. This issue goes from Dorothy's old friends coming to greet her and the Wizard, and ends with Jim's race against the Sawhorse.
  • No Place Like Home. #4. Man, those girls have some potty mouths on them! Yeah, this is clearly a horror comic for adults, and if there was no Oz connection, there's no way I'd be getting it. As it is, the Oz connection is pretty weak, other than there's a big angry flying monkey causing all kinds of trouble. But there are also lots of little nods to Oz, in many forms. One of the supporting characters is named Frank, there's a dog named Terry, a grave marker has "Gumm", and there's a picture of a pair of feet sticking out from under a dollhouse that should look familiar. Oh, yeah, and one character wears a Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon" t-shirt. One more issue to go of the current storyline, but the writers are now promising that there will be more. Let's see if the Oz content can be ratcheted up a bit.
  • Fables #117. Yeah, Therese is missing and finding out that being queen of the lost toys isn't all it's cracked up to be, and Dare and Bigby are out looking for her. But what about the revolt in Oz? It's been called off! But why? Jack Pumpkinhead and the Nomes are pretty amusing in this one.
I'm working on one more item from this latest Oz reading jag, but that's it for the comics this month. But don't worry! There will be more soon, I'm sure! And in case you haven't already heard, Marvel is already putting out publicity for their adaptation of The Road to Oz. SQUEE!!!

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