Friday, June 12, 2015

The Evil Of Oz by Ryan Fuller (writer) & Sanjana Baijnath (artist) [3 stars]

From the Description:

A horror sequel to L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Journey with Dorothy through a much darker vision of Oz.

I received a copy of this graphic novel from Word Slinger Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this book.

Growing up I watched The Wizard of Oz every time it was on TV and read the book several times. So when I was offered this graphic novel for review as a horror loving adult I agreed. I have to say that the artwork in this book is exquisite! The artist, Sanjana Baijnath, brought the story to life with her brilliant use of color and shadow. The art alone makes this a standout for me. The storyline is a dark and twisted return to Oz that proves that the flying monkeys weren't the scariest creature in the land. I liked the story but found the dialogue to be a little rhyme-y for my tastes. An ok read but I would still recommend this 3 star read just for the illustrations.