Road to Oz #1
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Road to Oz #1

Writer: Eric Shanower Artist: Skottie Young Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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When dusty Kansas roads suddenly turn into magic highways, its a safe bet that one of them is the road to Oz, but which one? Dorothys off on another fantastic adventure, and Toto is back, too. This time their companions are strangean old homeless guy with a magic magnet and a mentally-challenged child named Button-Bright.

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo Sep 5, 2012

    Being the first issue of an eight issue arc, the Road to Oz has plenty of time to grow into a bigger more whimsical adventure, but for now it serves the series to be low key and grounded.  Its an absolute joy to read and if any part of you enjoys the Oz universe, terrific art or charming dialogue between a young girl and her new drifter friend then grab a book buddy, because this is for you! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 5, 2012

    Giving this story its fantastical signature look is Skottie Young. His settings are as simple as they are breathtaking. He has mastered the idea of "less is more" and uses it to great effect throughout the book. Just as masterful are his beautifully rendered characters, who laugh and look sad and get angry in the most captivating way. Young's Dorothy could give any Pixar character a run for most endearing cartoon character ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Sep 7, 2012

    The deliberately unhurried pace gives this the sequential art equivalent of a lazy spring afternoon, where the destination is nowhere near as important as the journey. Young's artwork has been one of the defining features of these comics, and in many ways have become synonymous with the very idea of Oz. This is the start of another magical adventure, and we can't wait until the next one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 10, 2012

    "Road to Oz" #1 isn't the most compelling opening for Shanower and Young's Oz adaptations but that may be due, at least in part, to remaining faithful to the material. Regardless, there's no doubt, even with a slow start, that this limited series will be of the same high-quality and attention to detail as those that have come before. Shanower and Young are a gift to comics, and their interest in kid-friendly material -- all too rare in today's comics landscape -- is something for which we should all be grateful. Read Full Review

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