July 15, 2015
Seven Seas Entertainment Goes Down the Yellow Brick Road in Illustrated Wizard of Oz Novel Omnibus
Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce their upcoming omnibus release of L. Frank Baum's classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & The Marvelous Land of Oz.
Combining the classic novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and its sequel, The Marvelous Land of Oz, into one lavishly-illustrated edition, readers will be able to re-experience the original story that spawned numerous popular plays, television shows, and films. The work will feature lovely manga-inspired illustrations by artist Kriss Sison, who previously illustrated an omnibus edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
"Our previous illustrated novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, was a big hit and we're so proud of how it turned out. We can't wait to show readers what we and Kriss Sison have in store for the Wizard of Oz," said Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis. "Alice in Wonderland actually went viral in Japan thanks to Kriss’s artwork, and went on to become a #1 bestselling book in Amazon Japan's Western Book category!"
Follow young Dorothy Gale as she is whisked away to the strange and magical world of Oz. There she meets a host of endearing and colorful characters, such as the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. Dorothy and her new-found friends will embark on a grand adventure to seek out the mysterious Wizard of Oz who can grant any wish, and thwart the Wicked Witch of the West. Then readers will meet young Tip, a boy from Oz who has been victimized by the wicked witch known as Mombi. Can Tip defeat the witch, against impossible odds, and discover his true destiny?
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & The Marvelous Land of Oz will be a four-hundred-page collection containing L. Frank Baum’s original text from the first two books in the Oz series, along with over one hundred black-and-white full-page and spot illustrations, two full-color spreads, four full-color single-page pin-ups, and an all-new color map of Oz.
Seven Seas will release The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & The Marvelous Land of Oz on April 19, 2016 for $14.99 US / $16.99 CAN.