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Marvelous Wizard of Oz

Marvelous Wizard of Oz

Other name: MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz

Genres: Action, Adventure, Superhero

Publisher: Marvel

Writer: Roy Thomas

Artist: John Buscema, John Romita

Publication date: 1975

Status: Completed

Views: 22,425


The Yellow Brick Road from Munchkin Land to the Emerald City was also wide enough to accommodate DC and Marvel as they produced their first ever joint publication. In fact, their shared adaptation of MGM's "The Wizard of Oz" would pave the way for many more future company cross overs. The 1939 classic movie, based on the novel by L. Frank Baum and starring Judy Garland, had enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, with repeated television airings and an upcoming toy launch. Such attention had not gone unnoticed by DC or Marvel, with both sides ready to compete with each other for publishing rights.

Thankfully, brains, courage, and heart prevailed, as DC and Marvel executives agreed to collaborate on tabloid -sized, MGM - authorized treasury edition. Roy Thomas scripted a faithful, 72 page adaptation of Dorothy Gale's adventure, while John Buscema's artwork depicted the landscape of Oz in lavish detail.


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