Oz: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

Oz Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz When an earthquake swallows Dorothy her kitten Eureka and cousin Zeb and Zeb s horse Jim they re captured by the Mangaboos The Wizard of Oz must save them by winning a magic contest using only his

  • Title: Oz: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
  • Author: Eric Shanower Skottie Young L. Frank Baum
  • ISBN: 9780785155546
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When an earthquake swallows Dorothy, her kitten Eureka and cousin Zeb, and Zeb s horse Jim, they re captured by the Mangaboos The Wizard of Oz must save them by winning a magic contest using only his wits and nine tiny piglets Then watch out for the savage Invisible Bears, who devour anyone they catch Dorothy and her friends race across the Invisible Valley, trying tWhen an earthquake swallows Dorothy, her kitten Eureka and cousin Zeb, and Zeb s horse Jim, they re captured by the Mangaboos The Wizard of Oz must save them by winning a magic contest using only his wits and nine tiny piglets Then watch out for the savage Invisible Bears, who devour anyone they catch Dorothy and her friends race across the Invisible Valley, trying to reach the spiral staircase inside Pyramid Mountain But halfway up the mountain lives the strange Braided Man Plus Dorothy meets her old friends the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion and And Eureka is charged with murder for eating one of the Wizard s piglets The Wizard of Oz has a secret plan to save Eureka, but can it possibly work Don t miss this thrilling installment in the critically acclaimed Oz adaptations COLLECTING Dorothy the Wizard in Oz 1 8

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    1. The Wizard and Dorothy are together again!Creative Team:Writer: Eric Shanower (based on the original works by L. Frank Baum)Illustrator: Scottie YoungMANGABOO(GIE) TIMESAs the title clearly states, the two most famous characters from the first book are together again. Dorothy and the Wizard reunites!And you can bet that new companions rise. Zeb, that he's Dorothy's cousin. Jim, a work horse. And Eureka, a mischief cat. As happened with Billina in the previous book, the horse and the cat can talk [...]

    2. This graphic adaptation, by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young, of the fourth book in L. Frank Baum's Oz series is outstanding. The storytelling, dialogue, and artwork are all wonderful and faithful to the original novel, and Shanower's introduction is enlightening. This is a fun series that will be enjoyed by all ages.

    3. I borrowed this from the library mainly to read with the girls. My 7yo thought it was good and my 5yo thought it was awesome, while I thought it dragged on as they moved through the varous lands, but loved the art. I'd like to read the original stories to compare.

    4. Ay, pero qué genial. De nuevo me ha sorprendido la oroginalidad del autor para crear tantos mundos y tan diferentes, y los dibujos son chachis chachis ^^

    5. The series continues to be outstanding with the same team behind it. I'm not optimistically hoping they will be able to finish out the whole oz series together.I really appreciate Shannower's introductions. They usually give a good bit of history on Oz, and this book gave some really good input on some of the oddities in the book originally, and how he tweaked the story to try and fix them.I know the return of the Wizard to the series feels like a big thing, and he does hog a lot of the spot lig [...]

    6. These Oz graphic novels continue to surpass my expectations. The storyline and dialogue are almost word-for-word from the novels, and the beautiful illustrations only enhance the fun.As with book #2, this one gets 4 stars only because the Oz book itself is a little weak.I really enjoy Eric Shanower's introductions at the beginning of each book. They reveal a lot of what was going on in L. Frank Baum's world and why certain decisions were made in the stories. It adds a lot to the reading, and I r [...]

    7. Thankfully the same talent (writer, artist, and colorist) are committed to continue adapting the further adventures of the world of Oz. I've thoroughly enjoyed every adventure they've adapted and this story is unique because it brings all the current and past cast of characters together.

    8. For this fantasy comic books series (combined here in a hardback trade edition), Shanower’s text stays true to Baum’s adventure fantasy for children. There is whimsy, humor, and some violence, such as the wizard cutting a vegetable person in half, killing an invisible bear, and shooting at the gargoyles—although the vegetable is replanted to grow new people. Shanower relies on dialog and rarely uses caption boxes. Instead, Young’s colorful illustrations fill the gaps by depicting Baum’ [...]

    9. This was a return to the nearly perfect storytelling of the first in this series: the text was clever and precise and the illustrations were wonderful the entire way through. Perhaps my enjoyment was helped along by the fact that I remembered very little (if any) of the story. Is it possible that I'd somehow skipped reading this Oz book in all my years of loving Baum's works? This is Dorothy's third return to Oz and the first time the Wizard has appeared since his departure at the end of the fir [...]

    10. This is the first Oz book in the Marvel Oz series that I haven't read the original version. Shanower does a good job in the intro telling the reader exactly where he made adaptations and why. If you aren't familiar with this Oz adventure, Dorothy has just come back from Australia and is visiting cousins in the San Francisco area when the huge earthquake hits. Dorothy, her cat Eureka, Dorothy's second cousin Zeb, and Zeb's horse Jim fall into a crevice in the earth and find themselves in some ver [...]

    11. Having now read 4 of the 5 Oz books adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young, I think the whimsy might be wearing on me a little bit. I mean, I love whimsy. Come on. I love fantasy, too. But the books have progressively moved further and further away from having any real plot or stakes. Granted this is adapted from a book written for children 105 years ago, but I think it shows that L. Frank Baum was kind of running out of ideas at this point.The vast majority of the book does not actually tak [...]

    12. This graphic novel is called Oz: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz adapted by Eric Shanower in 2012. In this book, Dorothy and her cousin Zeb are going home when suddenly there was an earthquake and they are thrown into the world of the Mangaboos who live in an all-glass city. Shortly after they arrive the Wizard of Oz lands in this city too. There was destruction in the city when both parties landed, earthquake included, and the people are very upset. They choose to blame Dorothy, Zeb, and the Wizar [...]

    13. This is the fourth book in the Marvel’s Oz comics. This was a great installment in this series, it wasn’t as good as Ozma of Oz, but it was still very entertaining. This time Dorothy, her cousin Zeb, and her cat Eureka are swallowed by an earthquake. They end up as prisoners of the Magnaboos and run into the Wizard of Oz who helps them escapte. They end up fleeing across the Invisible Valley. Eventually they end up back in the Emerald City where all of our favorites are in residence.My favor [...]

    14. I LOVE this series! I sincerely hope the entire team behind these great books stays together to bring this series to its completion. In this volume Dorothy and her cousin Zeb fall deep into the Earth after an earthquake cause the surface to fissure. The Wizard turns up again in this volume and is as big a humbug as he ever was, though his tricks do help Dorthy and company escape some tough situations. This time around Dorothy and friends cross paths with the Mangaboos (strange vegetable creature [...]

    15. The fourth book in an ongoing series in which Eric Shanower adapts and Skottie Young illustrates these classic tales of Oz. Never having read this series as a child this was a wonderful way to get introduced to these inventive tales. While Eric does a good job of adapting the stories it is really the art of Skottie Young that I must rave about. It is so beautiful, so clever, so perfect that the Graphic novel is worth it for his art alone. But we also have some very clever tales of Oz to amuse us [...]

    16. I'm puzzled by other reviews. This book title and cover match what I read, but my book is a spin-off series from Shanower's original Oz graphic novels, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This new series is called Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz and my book spine says Vol. 1.Also, the version I read does not have any introduction by Shanower that other reviewers have mentioned. How disappointing! I would have loved to read that.Back to the bookI enjoyed reading this, even though I haven't read the earlier [...]

    17. I never want this series to end, it's just so brilliant. My only complaint about this volume is that I wish it could be a little longer. This time Dorothy's journey is divided into two parts - before she makes it to Oz and after. I definitely enjoyed the pre-Oz part better, it presented some new and interesting worlds and was somewhat darker in nature, whereas the Oz part was a bit silly and forced. I absolutely loved Eureka the furious and constantly hungry kitten - I loved her as much as I lov [...]

    18. - Dorothy and the wizard are back! No Toto still, but Dorothy brings a cat. Dorothy has a lot of pets. How come the chicken and the cat can talk but Toto doesn't?- Frank L. Baum had an extraordinary imagination. Each book is more bizarre than the last. Dorothy and her companions visit some very strange places in this story.- Tim Burton should make movies out of all the Oz books. They are right up his alley, and they would be creepy, weird, and awesome!- The cat is very onry. I wish it had been m [...]

    19. I love Skottie Young's artwork so much.Also, while reading this, I came to the conclusion that Adventure Time is sort of the Wizard of Oz of our time. Both are/were mostly marketed as being for kids but contain satirical political and pop culture references that adults would be more likely to be entertained by. I think that they remind me of each other most because their tones are so similar. Both are mostly lighthearted and whimsical, but then there are also all of these really dark moments and [...]

    20. Altamente divertido, esta banda desenhada é uma excelente forma de passar um pedacinho de tarde.Dorothy, o seu primo e Oz vivem mais uma aventura por estranhas terras ao cair num buraco depois de um terramoto. A história não é nada de especial. É escrita para um público mais jovem mas ao mesmo tempo consegue divertir os mais crescidos. Divide-se em 8 pequensos números, e em cada um vivemos uma aventura, seja pela terra onde todos são vegetais, ou em busca do porquinho desaparecidoPessoal [...]

    21. via NYPL - Shanower does a fine job with the script and pacing, and Skottie Young's visuals remains stunning. That said, I found this installment merely "good" (which is much better than "bad," but a far cry from the "holy shit exceptional" of the first three books) and that's largely down to the source material. This book lacks the quest narrative to give it cohesion - things happen while waiting for Ozma to enact her rescue, which makes it all largely irrelevant, and then some other stuff, lar [...]

    22. Swallowed into a crack in the earth during an earthquake, this tale finds Dorothy, her kitten Eureka, her cousin Zeb with his horse Jim in a brand new (scary) land. Soon they find that the Wizard of Oz had met the same fate, and Dorothy uses her friendship with Ozma to transport them all back to Oz. I felt this tale was weaker than others in plot, and I had issues with many of the characters: Zeb wants nothing to do with adventure and only ever wants to go home; Eureka I found to be annoying; an [...]

    23. If you are a fan of the Oz books you should definitely check out these graphic novel versions because Shanower is awesome and the artwork is fabulous. I wish I was a bigger fan of the Oz series but I'm just not. I've tried the books and couldn't get through them so I've tried the graphic novels and have enjoyed them for the most part. The three stars are a rating of MY enjoyment of the series. I would've rated it higher for quality of the series in general but my experience of the series is kind [...]

    24. So I didn't enjoy this one very much. I just felt like the story didn't really go anywhere and two of the creatures (the horse, Jim, and the cat, Eureka) were both mean unlikable characters! Admittedly, Eric Shanower stated that a lot of people find fault with this Baum book and I can understand why. I'm sure he did what he could to correct it, but it still didn't really connect with me.Of course, Skottie Young is always a sheer visual delight.As of right now, nothing has really topped Ozma of O [...]

    25. Goodness! No one stumbles into trouble more often than Dorothy Gale! This time an earthquake swallows Dorothy, her kitten, her cousin Zeb and his horse into the land of the Mangaboo, located somewhere between the surface and the Earth’s core. As spunky as Dorothy is I think people should avoid her company at all cost unless they are extreme adventure hunters or have a death wish. This is another fantastic edition in the graphic novel rendering of the classic Wizard of Oz series that kids will [...]

    26. The adaptations are just as good as the ones before it, but the real problem here is Baum's original story. It's not too strong, has little to do with Oz, and because of this, as an adaptation to graphic novel form, it seems very episodic and short. Also, Ozma in this book is kind of mean and not at all like she is in the other books. I mean, she tries to sentence one of the characters to death!

    27. I liked the storyline better in the first books. The author was correct, the Wizard and Ozma completely gloss over what had been said in the second book--that the Wizard had secreted Ozma away to live with the witch, Mombi. The story there was changed to be that Mombi stole Ozma. I also thought from the cover that Eureka the cat would be super cute, but she's surly (yeah, i know, real cats can be that way).

    28. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was kind of a dark book, as far as Baum's Oz books went. Shanower's adaptation, obviously, follows suit. I appreciate how faithful his script has been to what was originally on the written page, though he does make some much-needed adjustments here. This is not a favorite of mine, really, and only serves to try and rehabilitate the Wizard's image a bit. There are better Oz books yet to come, and I hope Shanower continues through all of Baum's.

    29. Everybody is back for this fourth installment of the Oz books. Except Toto, that is. He's inexplicably replaced by a white kitty. (I hear he returns later, thank goodness.) This book is darker in tone than the others, with "death" around every corner, but the new creatures are interesting, as always and the illustrations fantastic. Sometimes I just sat and stared for minutes at a particularly beautiful page, stunned by the drawings and colorations. Thumbs up!

    30. same review for all of these books, the characters responses were predictably redundant but I guess i should have to look over that flaw because they are children's novels. But really other than that (which often made the books insufferable and eventually caused me to stop halfway or so through this plentiful series) the stories are so rich with imagination it proves FLB is certainly one of the best fantasy story writers especially for the time this was written. So full of fun and whimsy.

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