Take a peek over the rainbow in ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ poster The film’s own yellow brick road points straight to San Diego – director Sam Raimi will be on hand to discuss it at Comic-Con on July 12. For more on what’s in store for the annual gathering of all things geek – including why Raimi initially resisted reading the Oz script – check out our Comic-Con preview in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz #8 Review This fourth Oz adaptation series has proven to be an absolute delight from the team of Shanower and Young the last few years. Having only a nascent knowledge of the land of Oz not from reading the first novel but from, as many others do I assume, the famous film, in which our protagonist Dorothy Gale is swept away by a storm into this far off place, does not hinder the experience of reading any of the Oz series being put out by this team. This is for two reasons. First, the stories stand alone as singular narratives. This is a hallmark of a great series in any medium as the consumer can come and go as they please and not feel lost in a continuity shuffle that plagues so many monthly ongoings and mini-series. Marvel also helps by greeting the readers of the monthly publications with a one page recap of the narrative so far. While this annoys some I find it unbelievably helpful as I read so many different kinds of comics, novels, journals, etc., that such tactics help me to acclimate as a reader in the headspace of the story, especially if I have taken a break from the series or wish to be introduced to it. – Jeffrey Hayes of CapelessCrusader.org
Wizard Of Oz Followup Coming Out On DVD “After the Wizard is a heartfelt, often humorous and always entertaining story about a 12-year-old girl named Elizabeth who lives in an orphanage in Kingman, Kansas. “Elizabeth has read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz a million times times. But unlike other girls, Elizabeth believes she is Dorothy … and maybe she is. “Meanwhile, the Tin Woodman and Scarecrow embark on an incredible cross-country adventure as they leave Oz to search for Dorothy in Kansas. “Traveling by hot air balloon, train, bus and foot, the endearing duo find themselves lost in a world full of colorful strangers who are familiar with them, including a group of New
Jersey schoolchildren they mistake for Munchkins and a wise Southern blind man who guides them on their journey.”