Oz Squad: March of the Tin Soldiers

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Dorothy Gale was born on Earth, but her home is Oz.

With her friends Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and Lion she has protected each world from the other for over a century.

Steve Ahlquist has brought back Oz Squad in a daring all new novel that will satisfy long time fans as well as introduce new readers to this bold take on an American classic.

Illustrated by David Lee Ingersoll.

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About Steve Ahlquist

I'm Steve Ahlquist, the writer of Oz Squad, the cult comic series about Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion all grown up and taking on bad guys in the real world. I'm also the creator of Strange Eggs, published by SLG, and the four-time Harvey Award nominated co-writer of the comic PupHedz. I've also written stories for Disney's Haunted Mansion series.


Review by: Richard Vasseur 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)
Review by: Gary Childs on July 3, 2011 :
It gave me a permanent case of priapism and later on I used the book to even off that one short leg on my coffee table.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Jason Levine 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)

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