Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #1

Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #1

Writer: Tom Hutchison Publisher: Big Dog Ink Release Date: October 19, 2011 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 20, 2011

    In Wicked West Dorothy's home is Kansas, but she's a bit older than you would imagine. Mind you, Dorothy Gale in the Oz books becomes immortalized at a young age and appears to have the wisdom of an older woman. Dorothy of the Wicked West doesn't have a dog named Toto. That's her horse. Hutchinson transports Dorothy to the Land of Oz, but it's not so magical. Rather, it's more Sergio Leone with flying monkeys. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 21, 2011

    This title just premiered at New York Comic Con over the weekend and I have to say I wish I picked up my copy there. Instead I will track it down via the internet or more than likely bugging my local comic shop to order it for it's official release and so should you! This was a great book, not surprisingly great as Big Dog Ink has frankly never let me down. They really have a great balance of characters, story, art and sex appeal that a lot of other companies just can't seem to do. If you're not a fan of Oz adaptions (probably due to that Syfy crap mini-series) then I'm with you, but this book is taking only a dash of that and creating something fun and interesting with gun-play and action. What's not to love about that? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Oct 6, 2015

    Legend of OZ: The Wicked West # 1 was a solid first issue. We get introduced to a strong lead character who is multi-faceted. This Dorothy is no taking crap from anyone and Hutchison makes her strong but still charming. The main plot of the classic tale takes a more mature element here: Hutchison make it his own. The art was absolutely fantastic. There is plenty of great detail to immerse you in this new OZ while definitely showing you a bit of everything from gunslingers to lions to flying monkeys … that were in disguise at first. The back up story helps start planting the seeds of the history of our OZ here and we get to really just enjoy OZ turned into a mystic western. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Oct 7, 2015

    The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #1 is an enjoyable romp that fits in with the current roster of titles fromAspen. And after this first issue I'm eager to see where our gun-toting heroine heads next on her journey to find and follow the yellow brick road. Read Full Review

  • 4.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Oct 8, 2015

    As a whole this is really rather not much of an opening issue. There are a few tidbits in it that seem like they would have the potential to be rather interesting but the fact that in the end the comic only ended up going for three volumes is rather telling. The idea of an Oz as a western story is actually an interesting and original idea, however the way it plays out in this issue is kind of dull. The high point of the issue would be that this version of Dorothy is definitely more of a fend for herself take charge kind of girl but even that can't make this particularly salvageable. The creative team clearly all does have potential and hopefully went onto bigger and better things following this somewhat of a failed endeavor. Read Full Review

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