Friday, February 10, 2006

Flipping Through Previews (Oz Edition)...

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 April 2006.

Oz Books

This is a collection of five Eric Shanower Oz tales, The Enchanted Apples of Oz, The Secret Island of Oz, The Ice King of Oz, The Forgotten Forest of Oz, and The Blue Witch of Oz. The regular collection is 258 pages long, while the signed and numbered edition has 70 extra pages of material. If you haven't got these Shanower stories, this is the perfect time and perfect way to get the whole set.
  • Adventures In Oz - Order Code: FEB06 3134 - $39.99
  • Adventures In Oz Signed & Numbered - Order Code: FEB06 3135 - $75.00

I'll start this one with the usual warning about this book: it contains mature themes and language, and if you want your Oz to be innocent and sweet, this is not the book for you. This is a neat retelling of Oz in a fumetti format that features a Goth Dorothy finding a robot Toto and learning about her strange past during a visit to Oz. This is from Illusive Productions, and you can get these books through your local comic book store using the order codes listed below, or directly through their website.

  • Dorothy #7 - Order Code: FEB06 3152 - $5.00
    Previous Issues:
  • Dorothy #1 (2nd Printing) - Order Code: AUG05 3008 - $5.00
  • Dorothy #2 - Order Code: JAN05 2840 - $5.00
  • Dorothy #3 - Order Code: MAR05 2987 - $5.00
  • Dorothy #4 - Order Code: MAY05 2838 - $5.00
  • Dorothy Collection 1 (includes first four chapters) - Order Code: JUL05 2960 - $14.95
  • Dorothy #5 - Order Code: OCT05 3073 - $5.00
  • Dorothy #6 - Order Code: JAN06 3123 - $5.00

Non-Oz Books

Antarctic Press goes to a different world of wonder with an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland by Rod Espinosa. This should be a good book for all-ages.
  • Alice in Wonderland #3 - Order Code: FEB06 2834 - $3.50
    Previous Issues:
  • Alice in Wonderland #1 - Order Code: DEC05 2794 - $3.50
  • Alice in Wonderland #2 - Order Code: JAN06 2838 - $3.50

Image Comics provides us with another volume of Lions, Tigers & Bears. While this series is not specifically linked to Oz, it is an all-ages book that ought to be a good read for many Oz fans.

  • Lions, Tigers & Bears vol 2 #2 - Order Code: FEB06 1783 - $2.99
    Previous Issues:
  • Lions, Tigers & Bears vol 2 #1 - Order Code: JAN06 1780 - $2.99

Archaia Studios Press is putting out a very good looking little book called Mouse Guard that might be of interest to Oz fans. It's about a group of mice whose job it is to protect their fellows from all the creatures that want to eat them. There's a nice preview on the website, so go check it out.

  • Mouse Guard #2 - Order Code: FEB06 2849 - $3.50
    Previous Issues:
  • Mouse Guard #1 - Order Code: DEC05 2813 - $3.50

Whew. So that's it for this month's Flipping Through Previews (Oz Edition)... 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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