razzatazz's Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #1 review

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I was a little hesitant to pick this up at first but almost immediately it grabbed my attention.  Generally speaking taking one genre and setting it into a western is a guaranteed way to equate failure, but in this case the mix of the two seems to be well handled because of the innovative handling of the characters.  The scarecrow is a native woman while the lion is shown to be gender bending.  There is just enough of the familiar to make everything fit, but enough of a new twist to make everything also seem like a puzzle which engages the reader trying to put it together.  The new characters (presuming they are new characters and not versions of old ones) also fit well within the mix.  The incorporation too of not only the original book, but also the movie and the musical works pretty well here with the occasional nod to the latter two.  In the end this is a pretty fun and well executed issue and bodes well for what is to come.  


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