on July 7, 2011 :
This story of Oz right from the start is easy to see is not what you are used to. This story takes place in a future long after Dorothy first journeyed to Oz.
The combination of Oz with Earth and the mixing of technology with Oz and its characters brings a fresh approah to this story.
Mr. Punch is a monster here. One that causes destruction on a large scale. The destruction is well described here.
The art is cute with a realistic look to it.
We get a look back at Dorothy's first trip to Oz. Things were different than the movie version.
In the present as we follow along with Dorothy the excitement is high as Tin Man faces Punch. With Dorothy there and Scarecrow and Lion the Oz Squad are a force to be reconed with.
Rebecca Eastwitch, The Red Queen makes for one evil villianess. She is not only evil but intelligent to. She knows how to go about getting what she wants.
The trip to Hell is something else. Hell is a lot different than one might imagine especially the library. Who knew Hell had a library.
As you keep reading the story just gets better and better. The characters are wonderfully brought to life. And the things that pop up will surprise you. Like a flying monkey with a cell phone.
The Tin Man the more you read the more you realize he is not just an axe carrying tin man but something far more as he is equiped with all modern technology.
This story of Oz is familiar but also different it is updated and there is some much going on but it is presented in a easy to follow manner.
The action picks up as we near the ending of this tale. The bullets are flying. And all the characters are gathered. It is the ultimate battle for the ultimate prize all of existance is at stake.
Things happen here that will leave you stunned. This is definitely not your ordinary Oz.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
on July 2, 2011 :
A welcomed return to the word of Dorothy Gale through the eyes of Steve Ahlquist. I find his unique take on the characters of Oz refreshing and entertaining. Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)