In October, 2012 a comic book series that has had fans talking for more than a year will return.
The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West has been a hit since it’s debut in October of 2011. A Diamond Top 300 book for multiple issues. The Wicked West is a western adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and was unlike anything anyone had ever heard of…or conceived. The wild west setting was a perfect mix for the classic Baum story and allowed for a twist that has captured the imaginations of comic book readers and Oz fans alike. Not merely a sexualized, adult version of the story we all know, but a true reimagining complete with a Dorothy Gale that takes no guff and goes through the wilds of Oz looking every inch the tough as nails cowgirl that she is along with her trusty steed, Toto.
Written by Tom Hutchison, the initial 6 issue mini series (which wraps it’s story this August) shows us an Oz that is both familiar and vastly new. And while the story follows the same basic tenants of Baum’s original Oz story, the ending is decidedly different.
Returning with Hutchison, who is writing the first 5 issue story arc of the new series, is artist Alisson Borges and colorist Kate Finnegan. Alisson has grown into this world and these characters and is absolutely making them his own while Kate has magically transformed not only Alisson’s work but also her own in creating colors that bring this story, and these characters to life and making them jump right off the page. Together they are a team that everyone at Big Dog Ink wanted back, and we are lucky to have them. Also returning to the series is cover artist, Nei Ruffino. Her alternate covers have been fan favoristes from the beginning and we are very happy to have her back for more!
Watch for news on the release including order codes and variants that will be available at upcoming comic conventions including the debut at New York Comic Con in October with a cover by the super talented Eric “Ebas” Basaldua just to get us started!