When it comes to the land over the rainbow, Eric Shanower is quickly becoming the go-to expert on all things Baum. The Eisner-winning writer and artist has nearly two decades of Oz books under his belt. So it should come as no surprise that his latest book to make the jump from hardcover to paperback is nothing short of stellar.
Marvel‘s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, an adaptation of L. Frank Baum‘s most popular book, is so unique and wonderful, it won two Eisner awards during this year’s Comic-Con. The book, which Shanower created with Skottie Young, previously best known for his work on the New X-Men, was recognized in the competitive category of Best Limited Series or Story Arc and was also given the nod for Best Publication for Kids.
Shanower’s work has been showcased on GeekDad before and a double-Eisner is definitely worthy of another mention. Factor in that the recent paperback release knocks down the price a bit, and this makes The Wonderful Wizard of Oz a book you should definitely add to your collection.