Emerald City of Oz #1
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Emerald City of Oz #1

Writer: Eric Shanower Artist: Skottie Young Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

THE EISNER AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE TEAM OF SKOTTIE YOUNG (WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, NEW WARRIORS) & ERIC SHANOWER (WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ) BRING THE BEST OZ SERIES YET! In Kansas Uncle Henry can't pay the mortgage, so Aunt Em, Dorothy, and he must leave their home.Where can they go? To the Land of Oz, of course!Will anyone in Oz survive after the Nomes attack through a secret underground tunnel?

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Kayla Medley Jul 6, 2013

    The combination of the writing and the art, plus a story most people are already familiar with, is just perfect. Nobody could do a better job than the people who have put this together. The Emerald City is also good for anyone of any age, kids who would appreciate the adorable lightness of it, as well as adults who grew up on Oz. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jul 3, 2013

    Readers of all ages are bound to fall in love with Skottie Young's whimsical art. His style -- marked by exaggerated proportions and energetic lines -- is a perfect fit for the city of Oz. Likewise, Jean-Franois Beaulieu's colors bring the Nome King's earth-toned subterranean lair and the jewel-toned Oz to vibrant life. Overall, the creative team behind The Emerald City of Oz has crafted a book for kids that is both fun and sophisticated, with just enough menace to keep things interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 5, 2013

    "Emerald City of Oz" #1 is a fun start to this latest conversion from novel to comic, and here's the thing that I feel some people might otherwise be missing: these aren't just for kids. Baum, Shanower and Young keep this a truly all-ages story, one that I'd appreciate at 10, 40 or even 70 years old. With gorgeous art from Young and colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu (just check out those pastel shades in the Whimsies' city, for instance), the series has some truly sharp visuals. Tell everyone it's for a young kind you know, if you must, but buy it for yourself. You won't regret it. Read Full Review

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