Friday, February 4, 2011
Cat Fight in Oz
What has been consistently fascinating (and wonderful) in these Marvel Comics adaptations is that everything looks so different from John R. Neill's original depictions but still feels absolutely correct. Consider this aggressive ultra-zaftig Princess Langwidere going at it with our beloved Princess Ozma. The characterizations are spot-on - yet so very different from what I've seen in my head when I've read Baum's original book.
So far, Ozma of Oz is my favorite of the Marvel adaptations. But I must admit I can hardly wait to start reading Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (which is already in the works!), due to hit the stands this Fall!