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Il meraviglioso Mago di Oz (Marvel's Oz Comics series #1)

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Il celebre romanzo per ragazzi di L. Frank Baum, da cui è stato tratto l’indimenticabile film con Judy Garland, rivisitato in chiave Marvel. Il vincitore del premio Eisner Eric Shanower collabora con Skottie Young (New XMen) per portare questo classico senza tempo sulle pagine a fumetti. Quando la casa di Dorothy viene trasportata da un ciclone nella Terra dei Mastichini, ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 2012 by Panini Comics (first published September 22nd 2010)
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Alejandro
Sep 21, 2015 Alejandro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-book, magic, oz
Wonderful work indeed!


Creative Team:

Writer: Eric Shanower (based on the original works by L. Frank Baum)

Illustrator: Scottie Young


TAKE THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

I love these adaptations published by Marvel Comics about the original books by L. Frank Baum.

Without a doubt the creative team of, Eric Shanower writing and Scottie Young drawing, are the right choice to this wonderful task.

They did a perfect job showing the classic tale as L. Frank Baum would make it, if he would be in the comics' busi
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Seth T.
Mar 30, 2012 Seth T. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young

In comics, a successful adaptation is ridiculously difficult to pull off. Actually, amend that: in any medium, a successful adaptation is ridiculously difficult to pull off. A good adaptation requires the successful transposition of a story's essence from one medium to another in a way that, while not damaging the source, makes uses of the new medium's unique properties in a way that justifies the new product. And it doesn't matter if a story is being transferred from stage to film or from film
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Sesana
Oct 01, 2012 Sesana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am as devoted an Ozite as any you are likely to see. I've read every last one of the Famous Forty, plus most of Baum's more or less related side books. I've seen the Judy Garland movie more times than I could count. (Yes, I love the books and the movie more or less equally.) One of the surest ways to get me to read or watch something is to tell me it has references to Oz. And so here I am.

Shanower's adaptation is remarkably faithful, following the basic storyline rather closely. This may be a
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Douglas Koehne
This comic adaptation of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is rare on many levels. It might actually be better than the book itself! Most people have enjoyed the movie as a kid, but the book is a much more complicated story and in my mind much better than the movie. Shanower is able to keep the complexities of the original story while Young's art keeps the story on a whimsical level that all ages will enjoy.

I've met Shanower a couple of times at comic conventions and he is a gifted storytelle
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Coos Burton
Vendían estos comics en la Feria Internacional del Libro a un precio completamente accesible, y cuando lo hojee me encantaron las ilustraciones que tiene. Se trata de uno de los clasicos ilustrados Marvel, la popular historia de la pobre Dorothy, quien fue alejada de sus tíos; Toto, el pequeño perrito de Dorothy; el hombre de hojalata, quien no tiene un corazón con el cual amar; el león, quien por ser el rey de la selva no cuenta con suficiente valor; y mi preferido en esta preciosa edición, el ...more
Manybooks
I am finding this book altogether too daunting and painful (not only because it is a graphic novel and I am just neither a fan of graphic novels in general nor do I tend to even be able to understand them as well and as throughly as traditional textual novels, but also, and perhaps even more importantly for me personally, the font size of the text there is, is so miniscule that I am having huge vision and thus concentration issues even whilst wearing my reading glasses). I did quickly and cursiv ...more
Nicolo Yu
Nov 12, 2011 Nicolo Yu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: collected-comics
It was after finishing reading this comics adaptation of the beloved L. Frank Baum tale that I realized that Eric Shanower has earlier done well received Oz graphic novels. He was most suited for this new release from the Marvel Illustrated line of comics adaptations of classic literary works. But I came to read this graphic novel because of the work of Skottie Young.

Young’s art, almost ephemeral and whimsical will carry you through Oz as if you are part of Dorothy’s party of odd friends. His ar
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Megan
My favorite comic book store is Atomic Comics in Mesa, right next to Bookman's. It can make for a fun but wallet-draining day to make a trip down there and stop at both stores. Last time I was at Atomic Comics, I picked up an introduction to this and the Joe Hill comic book series Locke & Key. They were part of the $1 collection on the wall, of introductions and special issues put out by publishers for a buck. After I read that, I knew I had to read the whole thing.

At first, I thought the dr
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A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ Library

So, a synopsis. It’s the freakin’ Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Do I really need to recap this? Ok, I will. Dorothy lives with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em on a farm in Kansas. She has a dog named Toto. A tornado (called a cyclone here) comes along sweeping Dorothy and Toto to the Land of Oz where Dorothy spends her time making unusual friends and trying to get back to Kansas.

First off, omg, the artwork is fantastic! It’s so adorable and the colors are perfect. I loved it. The sto
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Molly's Book Nook
Feb 25, 2016 Molly's Book Nook rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-books
This is a wonderful adaption! It is actually the first comic adaption of a classic that I've ever read, so I was very skeptical about the outcome. I thought it was going to be very childish with cartoon-like artwork. But I was so wrong!

The artwork is beautiful, probably one of my favorite styles. While this is obviously still aimed at children, Shanower and Young brought some dark aspects in as well with how the witch and her castle looked and some of the artwork from the groups travels. I absol
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Lora
I absolutely loved the graphics in this book, but I felt the diagolue was a bit forced. It was awkward and at times took away from the awesome imagery. I did like that this version of The Wizard of Oz followed L. Frank Baum's version and not the movie. I can see many children reading this and being surprised by how the story flows. I think this is a great way to reintroduce a classic to children that don't want to take the time to read the true story (BUT they really should read the original bef ...more
Jackie B. Forman
A beautiful adaption of Frank Oz's classic story.

Unlike many Oz adaptions, this one is remarkably faithful to the original novel. Thus far, also a well-crafted adaptation. Adaptations are a challenge. The audience often has a preconceived notion of how things should look, move, and feel. It's not an easy task to get your audience to forget those in place for your medium.

The artwork is beautiful. Kudos to Skottie Young for taking iconic American literary characters who have already been engraine
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Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Well, a bit of a story. This first came to my attention when it was nominated for the Cybils '09 Graphic Novel Award. The publisher did not send review copies and none of us judges were able to obtain copies. This year The Marvelous Land of Oz was nominated for a Cybils '10 Award and again the same thing happened so I decided to try my luck with putting an Inter-library Loan in for the this first one again. And well, I've just now received it and been able to read it.

This is
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EZRead eBookstore
Despite my initial skepticism of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" being turned into a comic book, it would seem that transforming this children's story into a graphic novel has made a refreshing rendition. Since Baum's original series was intended for children and the graphic novel is aimed at children, the new alteration makes for a near-perfect transformation. Slap a classic into a shiny paperback full of colorful sketches and a modernly familiar format is a tactic that can definitely make this ol ...more
Alicia
Up to this point, my knowledge of the world of Oz has come from the Judy Garland movie and the 1985 sequel "Return to Oz". The original novel is on my to-read list, but I haven't yet had the opportunity. What I appreciate about this graphic novel is that (from what's said in the intro) it stays truer to the story of the novel than that of the movie.

Although the story is compelling, it's also rather a familiar world. It does, however, make more sense of the novel Wicked for me. What truly makes t
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Andrea
Mar 07, 2012 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The pairing of these two gentlemen was genius! I only have a remembrance of the actions of Judy Garland in the movie adaptation of this story. But, after reading snippets of the original book written by L. Frank Baum, I see that Shanower did a fine job at staying inside the original story line. His additions gave the story a nice refreshing look to the original. I loved that this was a graphic novel. The illustrations and color pallet were PHENOMINAL. I could go on and on about the artwork in th ...more
Crystal Bandel
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower, illustrated by Skottie Young, published 2009.

High fantasy.

Graphic novel in full color.

Grades 5-8.

Found via the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, winner of Best Publication for Kids, 2010.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz adapts L. Frank Baum's classic tale of Dorothy being carried to the land of Oz by a tornado. While Dorothy searches for a way home, she gains three companions: the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tin Woodman. This com
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Erik
Nov 10, 2009 Erik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was at first surprising, and even sad, when I learned that Shanower – the best known comics adaptor of the famed L. Frank Baum Oz books – opted not to illustrate his first Marvel OZ project; although I am sure he is more than busy juggling the writing duties for this series along with both writing and illustrating his own Age of Bronze for Image. However, once I was several pages into this beautiful hardback, I was swept away by the mercurial and whimsical art of up-and-coming comic artist Sc ...more
Tally
I'm not a fan of comic books or graphic novels, never have been. I've been a fan of The Wizard of Oz for as long as I can remember, and still, I had no intention of purchasing a graphic version of it when I found one at the bookshop. And then I made the mistake of leafing through it, and it was love of first sight.

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I was reading it in awe of the illustrator's skills which brought the story of Oz to life in a new, different, refreshing way. The illus
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Rebecca
Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Marvel's Oz Comics series #1)/ Eric Shanower / 2008

Genre: Graphic Novel

Format: Book

Summary: Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) teams up with fan-favorite artist Skottie Young (New X-Men) to bring L. Frank Baum's beloved classic to life! When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a Wicket Witch, liberates a Scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress...but all she re
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Vitta
Oct 07, 2014 Vitta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Давно я не была в таком восхищении от графической адаптации любимого с детства произведения. Иллюстраторы постарались на славу - классическая графика, без всяких выкрутасов и излишеств, великолепна. Рисунки и цвета яркие, приковывающие взгляд и не дающие оторваться, пока не рассмотришь все в мельчайших подробностях (у меня сразу же возникло желание взяться за кисть). Сама история также не пострадала. Вообщем и целом всё именно так как я люблю.
Astrid Paramita
Mar 15, 2012 Astrid Paramita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to start off by saying I don't usually read graphic novels. But I do like this book, mostly because of the wonderful illustrations of the character (especially LOVED the Cowardly Lion!).

Unfortunately it's been a long while since I've read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book so I couldn't really say anything about how true it was with the original, etc. All I know, this is a wonderful retelling of the story, with wonderful interpretation of the characters.

I also really enjoy the afterword, wh
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Rebecca
Jul 15, 2013 Rebecca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rebecca by: Mike - lover of illustration
The illustrators of this graphic novel did a nice job at holding to the original Baum story. There were silver shoes, enslaved flying monkeys and an allusion to Toto's ability to talk.

The illustrations were tight and consistent. I really liked the creators' vision of the scarecrow and lion. They were modern, playful and the scarecrow was a touch haunting.

The book jacket says it is a children's novel. However, my son thought the illustrations were rather frightening.
Granted, he is three... I thi
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Justyn Rampa
Skottie Young makes this series for me! His illustrations and artistic interpretation of Oz are stunning! I will admit that for the first half of the book, I was slightly disinterested. The story of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz has never really spoken to me. The first half of the book was fairly in line with the movie which I have seen less than 5 times and again...doesn't really do much for me. However, the second half of the book was much more interesting in particular where the book plot and mo ...more
Dazia Pineda
Jan 21, 2016 Dazia Pineda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is back to basics. The original story with wonderful images a bit dark, but gives an awesome new way to see the story.
rhea
Apr 23, 2014 rhea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club
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Nice adaption, had fun reading it. Love Wizard of Oz!
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Celeste
Graphic Novel, Copyright 2014
Genre: Fantasy. This make-believe story includes talking animals and magic.
Target Audience: Intermediate, 3rd through 6th grade. Students in this age range will not only enjoy the illustrations but also the story. They may already be familiar with the story, and they will enjoy comparing the enhancements that Shanower adds to the original story.

Making Connections
Text to Self: I have loved this story ever since I watched it as a young girl. My great-grandmother love
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Kaila
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Meg
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ.. Art By Scottie Young...

I really enjoyed this book.. at first i found it the exact same as the original Wizard of Oz..but as the story went on the story line changed and it got more and more unique. I really love the art in this story as well . Scottie young really has a way of making things look cute and cuddly but then when needed crazy looking too. I recommend this book to anyone who like graphic novels and who is looking for a fun adventure in the world of Oz.
Todd
I have never read the original novel. It was hard for me to want to read the book when I had the Judy Garland movie as one of my favorite movies growing up. There are few movie/book combos where I actually love both. So I have in some ways consciously avoided reading the book.

I remember when Marvel announced this series. I wasn't really interested. In fact, I remember at the time not finding Young's art as something I was interested in reading. I don't know exactly when I decided that I was a f
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“All the same,' said the Scarecrow, 'I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.'
I shall take the heart,' returned the Tin Woodman, 'for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.”
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