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Oz: Volume 1 - A Gathering of Heroes (Graphic Novel)

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The critically acclaimed series.

"A Gathering of Heroes" - The Emerald City tarnished...the Yellow Brick ruins...Scarecrow, Lion, and the Tin Man...missing. Oz is no longer a happy fantasyland of wonderful wizards.  It’s an Oz where a great evil has come to despoil it.  Into this world of Winkies, Witches, and Winged Monkeys come a trio of friends from Earth.  They find themselves in the midst of a civil war, one that threatens to destroy Oz forever.  Based on the Wonderful Wizard of Oz novels by Frank L. Baum with a decidedly modern twist.

Collects issues 1-5 of Oz series.


Oz is based on the characters and "history" from the series of fourteen childrens books written by L. Frank Baum. Writers Ralph Griffith and Stuart Kerr created an updated and unique world, no longer whimsical, but still lots of fun. While the triple threat of Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man played prominent roles, Griffith and Kerr mined that magical country for the myriad of bizarre, yet endearing secondary characters which populated it. Beginning with a tribute to the original story, The Wizard of Oz, the tale begins with three twenty-somethings being swept away from our Earth into the land of Oz via tornado. There they discover that sinister forces have been at work, and the evil Nome King now rules the land with an iron fist and an army of rock-dwelling minions. Having become unwilling freedom fighters in a world not their own, Earthlings Peter, Kevin, and Mary soon play a central role in ridding the once-beautiful Oz of the Nome King’s dark influence.


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This title was added to our catalog on May 04, 2014.