Sunday, October 20, 2019

Today's Oz Comic Project to Back

I'm sure many of you are familiar with my posts about the comic book Legend of Oz: The Wicked West, and how much I enjoyed it. It's a retelling of the Oz saga set in a Wild West version of Oz. Dorothy is a gunslinger wearing ruby spurs, Toto is her horse, the Scarecrow is a life-sized living kachina, and so forth. After (roughly) retelling the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the series went on to introduce characters and situations from the later Oz books while telling its own stories based solidly in the writings of L. Frank Baum. The series stopped at issue 18, and reprints started coming out from Aspen Comics when it acquired the original publisher, Big Dog, Ink. Well, creator Tom Hutchison appears to have gotten the rights to do new issues, because he's bringing it back! He has a Kickstarter campaign going right now to bring the series back with a forty page special called Sundown. After only one day, the book is nearly fully funded, but there's always those stretch goals. And you'll be getting a pretty sweet comic book. This is one of the most affordable Kickstarter campaigns I have seen, with all kinds of options to get the book, and various extras, for under $40. I hope you will join me in backing this project.

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