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Queer Visitors From The Marvelous Land Of Oz
Long-hidden treasures from the Land of Oz: the complete run of a rare series by L. Frank Baum and Walt McDougall, and the competing Oz feature from 1903, Scarecrow and the Tinman by W.W. Denslow. Plus more rare comics in broadsheet size. Includes free set of "Visitors" collector cards.
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Sunday Press (CA)
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After Baum had written The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Baum teamed up with cartoonist Walt McDougall to create a comic strip called Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz. Why didn't he use W.W. Denslow (the illustrator for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) for this comic strip? It turns out that Baum and Denslow had a falling out over royalties, and they went their separate ways. Denslow in fact went on to create a less-successful competing comic strip called Scarecrow and Tinman. Looking at the ...more
I received this oversize collector’s item as a Christmas gift, which is good as I’m not sure I would have bought it for myself, but I did want it. It contains full-color reproductions of the Queer Visitors comic page by L. Frank Baum and Walt McDougall, as well as W.W. Denslow’s competing Scarecrow and Tin-Man comic. These weren’t comic strips, but short stories with accompanying comic illustrations. While the text of the Visitors comics was collected in a volume from Hungry Tiger Press, the ori ...more
A cute collection of serialized pieces featuring the Oz characters exploring the United States. Some have morals, some have quirky problem-solving, and some are just fun little character stories. Unlike many of the other non-Oz novel Baum books I've read recently, this one does NOT feature awkward racism (unless your version also includes The Woggle-Bug Book, in which case...maybe just stop reading at that part?). Overall, I'd say this is also one for Oz completionists only, as there really isn' ...more