After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Friday, June 11, 2010

47. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and illustrated by Skottie Young



Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Related Series: Marvel adaptations of Oz
Authors: L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and illustrated by Skottie Young
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780785129219
Publisher: Marvel
Artist Website:
Twitter: @marvel, @skottieyoung
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 5-23-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10, 1010 Challenge (Graphic novel category)

From Amazon:
The premiere American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! 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 Wicked Witch, liberates a living Scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress... but all she really wants to know is: how does she get home?

OK, so I'm not going to go into the story here, as I think most everyone is a least marginally familiar with Dorothy and her adventures in Oz. What I will say is that Eric Shanower did a fairly decent job adapting L. Frank Baum's story for the sequential art medium, but it's really the art of Skottie Young that makes this book worthwhile. Young's art is fresh and whimsical and just a little creepy and I think he really captures the essence of Oz and its quirky inhabitants perfectly. I don't know that Oz purists will appreciate this volume very much, but as a fan of the original book, I can say that I really enjoyed it.


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