Dec 12, 2012

Recent Reads: Dorothy of Oz Prequel

Dorothy of Oz PrequelDorothy of Oz Prequel by Denton J. Tipton
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Available: Now!

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Background: Dorothy of Oz Prequel, tells the story of how Dorothy is needed back in Oz. The Wicked Witch of the West is still defeated but her evil brother, the Jester has returned to take her place. The Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion must find a way to return Dorothy to Oz to help defeat the Jester and his evil plans.

Review: Super Cute! I really enjoyed this graphic novel. It was an interesting story and the old characters were done justice, while the new characters were funny, adorable, and beautifully drawn. The story included the gangs journey to find a way to bring Dorothy back, and this has them traveling the land of Oz for some help and answers, we meet the Candy Land people-- very reminiscent of the game Candy Land, the Dainty China Country-- full of breakable people, and we get to explore some of the goodies the Wizard left behind.
The art is wonderful, very bright and vibrant, and a cartoon like style-- which makes it more kid friendly and holds to the whimsical-ness of the Wizard of Oz. It was a very quick read, the pictures and bright colors really keep you moving along, and you don't need to know the original story, because they do a good job filling in those holes for non-Wizard of Oz fans.

Copy was received from NetGalley and IDW Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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