I.N.J. Culbard

Novel Adaptations Emerge as Works of Originality

Posted on 06/4/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAdaptations of best-loved books from childhood are among my favorite graphic novels. The team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young have produced five adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books. The award-winning adaptations are first issued as comic books and then collected in hardcover under the Marvel Comics imprint. Shanower is faithful to Baum’s singular vision. Generations are familiar with Dorothy, Toto, the Tinman and Cowardly Lion — largely due to that movie. Lesser known characters such as Johnny Dooit, …