The GeeksverseOzma of Oz #4

Ozma of Oz #4
Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by

Ozma of Oz #4

Written by: Eric Shanower
Art: Skottie Young
Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letters: Jeff Eckleberry
Cover Art: Skottie Young
Asst Editor: Taylor Esposito
Editors: Sana Amanat & Nathan Cosby
Editor in Chief: Joe Quesada
Publisher Dan Buckley
Executive Producer: Alan Fine

Finally, this is the moment in Ozma of Oz that I have been waiting for, finally the debut proper of Princess Ozma. She arrives, and frees Dorothy from Princess Langweirde and starts off the quest to free the Queen of Ev.

Skottie Young’s art is amazing in this issue, I love how emotive Ozma is you really can tell when she’s being whimsical, when she has utter disdain for Princess Langweirde and when she’s troubled. The designs for the new character of the Hungry Tiger is really fun, not at all what I imagined when reading the books, but still great none-the-less.

There’s one change made for the sake of pacing that I absolutely loved, when Ozma first arrives at the door of the princess’ castle she declared “I am the ruler of the Land of Oz, and I’m powerful enough to destroy your whole kingdom, if I so wish.” This line isn’t used in the book to make her grand entrance rather it’s used later to get the Princess of Ev to accede to her demands, the use of it off the bat really gives Ozma a more caviller tone which goes well with how she has been and will continue to be portrayed throughout the story.

This comic is just beyond great.

Comic Quality 5/5
Out of the Fridge Score 5/5
Bechdel Test: Pass

For All of Raye’s reviews vist her blog at Out of the Fridge

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