Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Marvel Comics has been turning classic works of literature into comic books for years now with varying success. I think it's a great idea. You've probably heard me talk about how much I love LOST and Harry Potter because they both push people to read good books, classics even, and this is what Marvel has been doing. Their take on L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is said to be more true to the original than the movie was, and the art of Skottie Young is impressive. I actually met Young at a recent comic book convention in Traverse City, Michigan, and got an autographed copy of the book for my beautiful, comic-loving girlfriend (THEY DO EXIST!). I would definitely recommend this book. Comics don't have to be about superheroes anymore. It's an art form that can do anything!