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31 Days of Comics – Great Adaptation or Remake of Another Work

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Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. I figured it would be a fun bit to do, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!

We continue with Day 3, which is a Great Adaptation or Remake of Another Work

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!

While my pal Eric Gjovaag probably knows more about the Wizard of Oz than anyone I know, Eric Shanower certainly could give him a run for his money and Shanower’s absolutely brilliant adaptations of the Oz books into comic books with artist Skottie Young is astounding. Young’s character designs are transcendent and his storytelling is impeccable. Rarely have a series of adaptations had as much dear, dear attention as Shanower and Young have been giving to the Oz books (obviously I’m a huge fan of Darwyn Cooke’s Parker adaptations, as well, but I figured I’ve spoken so much about Cooke’s books that I should spread the love a bit, as it were).

Here is a snippet from their first series, which adapted The Wonderful Wizard of Oz…






Stunning.

And their first meeting with the Wizard?



Outstanding.

What a great series of books.