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Oz-Story Magazine No. 4

1998
Author(s):
Various
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Illustrator(s):
Various
Publisher(s):
Hungry Tiger Press, San Diego
Genre(s):
Comic/Graphic Novel/Manga
Fantasy
Adventure

Comments:
Front Cover / John R. Neill A fantasy painting of delicate and detailed spectacle by the Imperial Illustrator of Oz.

The Salt Sorcerer of Oz / Page 4 Read an excerpt A short story written and illustrated by Eric Shanower, author of The Ice King of Oz Join Kabumpo the Elegant Elephant of Oz and his new friends--Fardels, Clank, and Aa--as they discover the secret of the mysterious Cork Mountain.

A Fairy Frolic / Page 20 A poem by Ruth Plumly Thompson, second Royal Historian of Oz The wee folk of the forest celebrate in style--a verse to accompany the front cover.

A Valentine Tragedy / Page 21 A comic by Frederick Richardson, illustrator of Queen Zixi of Ix The best intentions of lovers are sometimes thwarted by rotten aim.

Denslow's Scarecrow and Tinman / Page 22 Three episodes written and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, original illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The dapper duo from Oz--with the Cowardly Lion ever in tow--travel over the Water, across the Ocean, and to Bermuda.

The Wonderland of Oz / Page 31 Part II of the marvelous comics adaptation of L. Frank Baum's Ozma of Oz Art by Walt Spouse

Fresh Strawberries / Page 49 A poem by L. Frank Baum, creator and first Royal Historian of Oz A rare poem from Baum's own newspaper, the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer

Pajamas, the Sleepyhead Elf / Page 50 A short story by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, sixth Royal Historian of Oz Illustrated by Eric Shanower Pajamas gets into jams--simply by falling asleep at exactly the wrong moment.

Reflections / Page 55 A comics story by Peter Baker Night thoughts with the Tin Woodman of Oz.

Sunday Visits / Page 56 A short story by Michael Pickens Illustrated by Dan Seitler Where does Ozma go every Sunday with that picnic basket of food? Surprise!

The Green Camel / Page 60 A short story by Ruth Plumly Thompson Illustrated by Eric Shanower Many are the problems befalling a green camel--unless he can find the Desert Elves!

The Tiktok with Pizazz / Page 61 A short story by Thomas Strelka Illustrated by David Maxine In which a tiktok goes out in search of style and finds--well, you gotta read it.

Teddy Bear Hunt / Page 66 A poem by L. Frank Baum Illustration by John R. Neill An unBEARable pun is the point.

The Wizard of Pumperdink / Page 67 A comics story with art by Anna-Maria Cool, illustrator of The Hidden Prince of Oz Adapted by Eric Shanower from the story by Ruth Plumly Thompson The jolly Oz kingdom of Pumperdink is menaced by a Wizard with only one problem - his purple polka-dot beard!

The Guardian of the Gate / Page 70 A lyric by L. Frank Baum Illustration by W. W. Denslow The man who knows everyone in the Emerald City.

Daughters of Destiny / Page 71 The complete 1906 novel of exotic intrigue by L. Frank Baum Newly illustrated by Eric Shanower For high melodrama, this one's got it all! In the wilds of Baluchistan, mystery and murder combine to topple a dynasty. A vengeful seductress, a desert abduction, a secret marriage, a deathbed confession, a king in disguise--a must-read sensation!

Back cover / Eric Shanower A full color study of Ozma of Oz.


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