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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Vinnie's Take On: The Dorothy of Oz Promo Comic Book!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New


Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents... 

Vinnie's Take On The:

Dorothy of Oz Promo Comic Book 

On the Upcoming Animated Film

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Top Left Photo:  The Dorothy of Oz Film Poster announcing that it is coming in 2012!
Above Photo:  The front cover to the Dorothy of Oz promo comic book published by IDW!

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3524:

(Vinnie)  Hello, today I am guest blogging the promotional comic book "Dorothy of Oz" which is based on the upcoming movie. The idea of this specific publication came from Roger S. Baum, the great-grandson of the original writer of "The Wizard of Oz" L. Frank Baum.
Basically, the promoters want you to pick up this promo issue which could be considered "issue 0" or a "sneak peek" to the upcoming comic series, "Dorothy of Oz". It has been mentioned that five comics are being published, and then followed by the movie. The publisher is releasing the material issue by issue so it follows a specific order. The Dorothy of Oz movie leads from where the comics stop, and the comics lead from where the original Wizard of Oz story ends. So, essentially, it is a continuation of his great-grandfather's story.
As the movie is planned to come out in August of 2012, there is a slight wait. They therefore direct you to their Facebook Fan Page so you can see all the latest news and keep updated. They also direct you to the landing page of what will soon be a "virtual journey" into the "Adventure in Oz". It is stated to be a virtual world in which you can play games and learn about the characters. You can find their Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/dorothyofozthemovie. You can also visit Adventure in Oz at www.adventureinoz.com.
Just an FYI to any hardcore Oz fans, that the 48th annual Winkie Con runs from July 27-29 of 2012 in Pacific Grove, CA. This will be a great con for any fans to find others with like interests or to find other "Oz-themed" publications to purchase and read. Also, considering this con is currently 47 years old, it is 5 years older than the famous San Diego Comic Con International, running for 42 years.  That is quite an accomplishment!
Well back to the promo comic... This promotional comic served its purpose wonderfully. It drew attention to the comic book series and upcoming movie, and told you where to go while you wait, and how to learn more. I'm just a casual Oz reader, but it definitely made me excited to wait for it. For this promotional comic book, "Dorothy of Oz", I give it a comic book grade of Very Fine / Near Mint, (VF/NM), a 9.0 out of 10.0 grade scale. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

(Michael)  Thanks, Vinnie!

I appreciate your reading this comic book that was presented to me at the 2011 Comic-Con International: San Diego as I walked past the IDW booth!

It does seem to be something that I would also like to read, and possibly check it out on DVD when the film is released in that format.

There is a growing interest in all thing OZ... And I was surprised to learn last year that Winkie Con actually existed and had been in existence that long! 

Here's a link to Oz related comics that I have reviewed blog so far, for those that are interested in all things Oz!.

~ Michael

Note: Vinnie makes it to as many conventions with me as he can. He collects the 'Amazing Spider-Man' comic book series, but is open to read other titles from publishers that print titles that are age appropriate for him.  He also has been attending 'behind the scenes' events, such as the one he blogged about ht here: Vinnie's Special 'Look at The Captain Rochester Party for the Artists' at the recent 2010 Comic-Con International: San Diego! He really had fun meeting and having dinner with Sergio Aragones, Bob Burden, Scott Shaw! and others there at this exclusive after hours Comic-Con Party in San Diego!

Also...If YOU liked Vinnie's guest review blog today, you may also enjoy reading Vinnie's other reviews on: Zombie Ranch #2,  Yets! #2, The HTHGNP: Red Phones,  The Strand Prophecy by JBB WinnerStuff that Dreams Are Made of - The Mini-Comix,  The Adventures of Faithboy #1Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #2 of 6Yogi Bear Film (DVD), Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock Vol 2 #1 of 3Space Punks #2Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock Vol 2 #2 of 3Kleeman and Mike #1Mortifera #3,  Classics Illustrated #142 Abraham Lincoln - 8th Edition2011 FCBD Edition - Mouse Guard / Dark Crystal Flip BookFraggle Rock Volume 2 #3 of 3Bear and Fox #2Space Punks #1The Daughters of Merlin #1Sea Ghost #1Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #4 (of 4)Clutch Cargo DVD, The All New Super Friends Hour Season 1 DVDThe Ultimate Underdog Collection Volume 1Planet HulkCoraline, Ponyo, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Sonic the Hedgehog TPB Vol 1, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, The Possum #1 comic book, Vinnie's Take on Berona's War: Field Guide, just to name a recent few! 

My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and the archived blog posts, now over 3,523 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,571 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky 

Note: My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items.  Possibly even copies of the item that was reviewed here today...!

If I have it... You can find it 'Under The Big Top Of Comics' at:   ComicBooksCircus.com.

If it isn't available in my online 'Local Comic Book Shop, (LCBS), then you may be able find it in my Amazon affiiate link, as seen here:  Comics & Graphic Novels at Amazon!

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Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:44 AM PDT
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