Book Review: The Legend of OZ: The Wicked West

The cover of the graphic novel 'The Legend of OZ: The Wicked West'
The cover of the graphic novel ‘The Legend of OZ: The Wicked West’

Finally, I’m getting to this. I bought this book at the San Diego Comic Con back in mid July and never got around to reading it. It is a graphic novel called The Legend of OZ: The Wicked West, written by Tom Hutchinson, drawn by Alisson Borges, and coloured by Kate Finnegan. The story retells the very famous The Wizard of Oz (released in 1939), but recasts the universe into a western. Honestly, that was enough for me to buy it.
The writer clearly had fun putting this together in the clever, or even whimsical, recasting of the famous characters. There ARE a tin-man, a scarecrow, and a lion… just not necessarily as you remember them. Perhaps my favourite augmentation is the wicked witch of the west: instead of a broom, she carries a long rifle that is somewhat shaped like a broom. Brilliant.
The story is roughly the same, but it’s a fun take on the classic. I enjoyed the new style, the artwork, and plan to check out the next issues at some point.
Happy Reading!

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