Reading Level: All Ages
Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Length: 200 pages
Release Date: May 23, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Marvel’s Oz series
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the third book in Marvel’s Oz series, these are graphic novel retellings of the L. Frank Baum’s Oz books. This was a fantastic book I really really enjoyed it. I loved the illustration and colors and really enjoyed that Dorothy was back in the story.
Dorothy has returned to Oz with her only company being the chicken Billina. Right off the bat they run into some very scary Wheelers and find and activate Tik-Tok who assists them in their flight from the Wheelers. The whole thing culminates in Dorothy meeting up with her friends from the first book and facing off with the Nome King.
I have absolutely loved these graphic novel retellings of the Oz series. I absolutely adore Skottie Young’s artwork and think it depicts everything in a creepy yet colorful way that really does it justice. I loved how the Wheelers and the Nome King were portrayed.
I also really enjoyed the fact that Dorothy joins forces with Ozma in this book. They are both strong and interesting female characters that I like reading about. Additionally we have some incredibly fun new characters. Tik-tok is one of my favorites from the original full length novels and he was awesome in this graphic novel series too. I loved that the Cowardly Lion was back in the story and really enjoyed his friend the Hungry Tiger.
I enjoyed this book just as much as the first book in this series and more than the second book in the series. It is a wonderful graphic novel retelling of the Oz series. I think the best part about this series is the wonderful colorful artwork throughout.
Overall this was the best installment yet in this graphic novel retelling of Baum’s Oz series. I really love the illustration style and enjoyed the characters and story as well. This is a graphic novel series that is great for all ages. I highly recommend it to those who enjoy fantasy graphic novels, especially those who are already a fan of Baum’s Oz series.