Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Latest Oz Comic Books

Yeah, I'm still reading Oz comics. Well, there are an awful lot of them now!

  • First, The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #18 shows us the fallout of Pipt and the Field Mice's actions from last issue — namely, the Emerald City is back, for the first time in a century! This is bad news, because it's also the Nome King's prison! And Jinjur and Mombi know where the keys are. The only one who can stop him? Ozma. Too bad nobody knows where she is. Meanwhile, someone actually manages to find a way to leave Oz, and she makes he way to her old haunts in Ev with all of her heads. That's right, it's the introduction of the Wicked West version of Langwidere! This series is definitely ratcheting things up for some big events coming up in the next few issues, I can just tell. And I am still really enjoying this interpretation of Oz, even if it's not that close to the books.
  • The other new comic was another preview sent to me by Zenescope. It seems they have a big crossover event coming up called Age of Darkness, and if the Oz: Age of Darkness one shot special is any indication, this is going to be a dark age indeed. It's seventy-five years after Dorothy first came to Oz (hmm, I wonder why that particular amount of time?), and there is now peace and prosperity for all, thanks to the benevolent rule of Queen Dorothy. Yes, you read that right. She's matured and learned more about how to use the Veridian Scepter, which is good because our Big Bad for the bi event has resurrected the Warlord, and promised him Oz if he helps her. Let's just say this one does not go well for anybody, and it ends on a cliffhanger that leads into the main event. But I doubt I'll be getting that, as I'm just interested in their Oz stuff.

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