Friday, September 25, 2015

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (graphic novel)

*Book source ~ Library
Author ~ Frank L. Baum
Adapted by ~ Eric Shanower
Illustrator ~ Skottie Young
Publisher ~ Marvel
Published ~ 16 September 2009
Genre ~ Graphic Novel | Fantasy
Pages ~ 216

My Rating ~ 5 bites

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 story is pretty good, too. I hate to admit that I’ve never actually read the book (it’s on my TBR, honest!), so I’m not sure how faithful the adaptation is. And I haven’t seen the movie in quite some time, but the graphic novel does differ a bit from it. If you liked the movie and the book then this graphic novel is a must read. The art alone is worth it. Trust me.


  1. The movie veered off quite a bit from the book. I'll have to see if my library has this so I can compare the GN with the book. I don't love the cover art but I'll give it a try.

    1. I've read somewhere that the movie is a bit different, that the book is a bit darker. I need to read it. Maybe I should do a Classics challenge for myself next year. Hmmm...

      You don't like the cover art? Awwww! That's basicallywhat the whole thing looks like. I thought it was adorable. Very different from the movie though.