The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Graphic Novel) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$6.14
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by RentU
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Fast shipping from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping for orders over $35. Overnight, 2 day and International shipping available! Excellent Customer Service.. May not include supplements such as CD, access code or DVD.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Marvel Classics) Hardcover – September 2, 2009


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$12.49 $2.14

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; 1st edition (September 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785129219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785129219
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Eric Shanower, the award-winning and New York Times bestselling cartoonist, author, and illustrator. His work has been widely published--from Marvel Comics to Random House, from Nickelodeon Magazine to BBC television. His current comics project, Age of Bronze, tells the complete story of the Trojan War in all its dramatic detail. Age of Bronze has been published by Image Comics since 1998, garnering two Eisner Awards, a Gran Guinigi, and a slew of nominations. The second volume, Sacrifice, was selected as one of the Best Books of 2004 by the editors of Publishers Weekly. In addition to English, Age of Bronze is published in Spanish, French, Polish, Italian, Croatian, and Indonesian.

Skottie Young has been an illustrator and cartoonist for over ten years working for companies such as Marvel, Warner Bros., Image, Upper Deck, Mattel and many more --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Eric Shanower is the Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best selling cartoonist of Age of Bronze, a graphic novel retelling of the Trojan War. Age of Bronze is a work in progress. Three volumes have been published and the story is more than one-third complete. When finished, Age of Bronze will tell the entire story of the legendary war at Troy, weaving into one the many tellings and permutations of the story throughout the centuries.

As a child, Shanower fell in love with the Oz books by L. Frank Baum and their illustrations by John R. Neill. Shanower decided to write and illustrate his own Oz books someday. Goal accomplished. Shanower's long list of contributions to the world of L. Frank Baum's Oz includes Marvel Comics' Eisner Award-winning, New York Times best selling current adaptations of Baum's Oz books with cartoonist Skottie Young.

Shanower's illustrations have appeared in magazines, in childrens books, and on television. His comics have been published around the world and include such works as his Oz graphic novel series (currently collected as Adventures in Oz), An Accidental Death with writer Ed Brubaker, The Elsewhere Prince with writers Moebius and R-JM Lofficier, and the introductions to Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor. He resides in San Diego with his partner. When he's not writing or drawing, he's often swimming, dancing, or reading, usually not all at the same time.

Customer Reviews

Skottie Young's charming and colorful art is absolutely stunning.
Dusty Bottoms is Dead & Gone
Marvel's graphic novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is very highly recommended to children of all ages as a still very entertaining and worthwhile reading experience.
D. S. Thurlow
I must admit that I am one of a generation that grew up with the MGM movie "The Wizard of Oz" being our only exposure to L. Frank Baum's stories.
Scott Martin Gavin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jersey Girl on October 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As a long time Oz fan and a bit of a purist, my vision of L. Frank Baum's Oz is tied to the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, John R. Neill, and Eric Shanower, whose style honors the content of the original Oz illustrators yet manages to feel fresh and contemporary at the same time. Frankly, I could not have imagined a different Oz aesthetic that would satisfy as much as the original or a faithful adaptation thereof, like Shanower's Adventures in Oz. This collaboration between Shanower and Young, however, blew me away.

Quite simply, this book is gorgeous and although it breaks the mold, it is a completely convincing new vision of Oz. The script by Eric Shanower does a beautiful job of distilling Baum's prose into the economical form needed for the comic book/graphic novel genre. Yet episodes and details unique to Baum's original text - crossing a river on a raft, meetings with the stork, the Kalidahs, the Hammerheads, the China Country, the Witch's golden cap, are all there. Most importantly Baum's tone, humor, and kindly philosophy shine through.

Skottie Young's artwork is extraordinary. I especially like his Dorothy. Denslow's Dorothy always seemed a bit pudgy and humorless. Neill's is too often insipid and girly. This Dorothy is cute as a button with lots of spunk and emotional range - wonder, awe, fear and rage as appropriate, it's all there. She practically leaps off the page. And she is so winsome that it's easy to imagine why her companions take to her and become her devoted friends. The Tin Woodman has a wonderful mustache reminiscent of either W. W. Denslow or Baum himself. The Scarecrow has a vaguely zombie aesthetic, especially after he gets his pins and needles brains. The Lion looks like a cuddly stuffed toy - until he roars and then watch out!
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Dusty Bottoms is Dead & Gone on September 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Any fan of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz will probably enjoy this. I'm happy reading this book on my own, but it also makes a great bedtime story for my niece.

Skottie Young's charming and colorful art is absolutely stunning. And Eric Shanower, who has become the authority on Baum-to-comic adaptations, embraces the subtle existentialism and philosophy from the original story. Even the social commentary and political interpretations of 'The Wizard of Oz are not forgotten. It looks and reads like the magical and epic fable it is with folklore prose and fairytale illustrations.

One thing I might criticize, is the inconsistent pace. The story begins with a rather slow narrative.. which I find highly enjoyable. You get to soak in the beautiful skill and craft and the nostalgia of childhood fantasy, but towards the end a few things seem a bit rushed. However, it's all still fantastic, and I am pleased with the entire adaptation.

Overall, this book is a great buy, and I recommend it to anyone who likes Wizard of Oz or Comics.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Scott Martin Gavin on June 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
What can I say about OZ that hasn't been said before. I must admit that I am one of a generation that grew up with the MGM movie "The Wizard of Oz" being our only exposure to L. Frank Baum's stories. Until the original stories saw paperback reprints in the late 1970's, the OZ stories were unavailable for nearly 50 years except to collectors who could afford to spend ungodly sums to buy battered copies of the original Cupples and Leon hardback volumes. In the 1980s, with the start of the independent comic publisher movement, Eric Shanower began a series of Oz based graphic novels which I did not appreciate because of my lack of exposure to L. Frank Baum's original works. Quite frankly, I was amazed to learn that Marvel comics was producing a new Oz series and dreaded what the company which gave us the "Marvel Zombies" series of dreck would do to Oz. I am happy to say the end result is probably the best thing to come out of Marvel in twenty years! And what's more, I believe that if L. Frank Baum were alive today, he would probably approve of this adaptation. In his life, Baum embraced just about every medium available to him to get OZ before the public, even producing primitive OZ movies on his own. It's kind of hard to fathom, but comic books didn't exist during Baum's lifetime. If they had, I'd be willing to bet he'd have produced something similar to Shanower and Young's wonderful adaptation. The script, by Shanower, is faithful to the original text, restoring Baum's original horrible puns (i.e.Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Mease on May 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Wonderful! Shanower again impresses me. I cannot say how accurate the adaption is, but I must insist that this is a grossly entertaining comic, with very sympathetic characters. Also of interest are the drawing at the back, which outline the process of the artist as he decided precisely how to illustrate the characters.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MEGATIMMYTOMMY on May 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is by far one of the most unique and facinating versions of the OZ story that I have ever come across. The story is emotional and timeless, with characters who are absolutely loveable and facinating. The book takes this up to an eleven through its art, matching the look of each character with his or her own personality. Dorothy herself even seems to be more lovable and hugable than ever. The enviroments, meanwhile, range from warm and inviting to cold and damp based upon what is called for. Even with the cartoony style, Oz seems to be more real and tangible than ever. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good story or simply eye candy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?