Sunday, January 24, 2010
Comic Review: The Wonderland Of Oz
Walt Spouse created a comic strip from 1932-1933 titled The Wonderland Of Oz(which had nothing to do with Alice In Wonderland)that ran in syndicated newspapers, and was later reprinted in The Funnies and Hi-Spot Comics. This was recently redone in black and white in three seperate graphic novels from Hungry Tiger Press. The story is a pretty accurate adaptation of the second, third, and sixth Oz books. It starts out with The Land Of Oz, followed by Ozma Of Oz, and then for some reason skips ahead to The Emerald Of Oz. I really liked Spouse's art style, which is remincient of the earlier Winsoe McCay's works like Little Nemo. I'd highly recommend picking these books up not only for Ozians, but those who appreciate the aesthetics of classic comic strips.