Friday, August 27, 2021

The Latest Oz Reading

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, I got caught up on the comic book series The Zombieful World of Oz. Dorothy's grown up now, but is recruited by her old friends to fight the victims of a plague that is causing the dead to arise and wreak havoc. Thankfully, the people behind this tale know about the books, as evidenced by the zombie Wheeler on the cover of the ashcan edition! Other characters who show up include Jack Pumpkinhead, Mombi, and Languidere. The art in this one is crisp and sharp, and has a clear steampunk vibe to it. But wow, is their geneaology all off! Dorothy, as often happens in these kinds of retellings becomes a witch. But it turns out that's because she's the baby sister of the wicked witches! So somehow, Glinda is her aunt, and the Wizard and Mombi are her grandparents??? Yeah, this is definitely a reimagining.

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