A Review: WARLORD OF OZ #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of WARLORD OF OZ #1 from Zenescope Entertainment. The story is by Joe Brusha and Jeff Masey, written by Jeff Masey, with art by Miguel Mendonca, colors by Grostieta, and lettering by Jim Campbell.

 Dorothy resumes her life on the Kansas farm, trying to take care of things while her Aunt Em deals with a mysterious illness. Our heroine continues to have these nightmares of her back in Oz. She is battling the good witch Glinda after killing all of the Emerald City guards/soldiers. Meanwhile in OZ, a serious situation has brought Bartleby the Scarecrow and Thorne the Lion together again. The two, along with Glinda’s apprentice Adraste must help advise the king while the good witch tries to find out what is going on and what (or who) is behind it. Dorothy (and Toto) finds herself back in OZ, but are the events in her dream coming true?

Zenescope continues their adventures into the land of OZ from the classic tale. I’m curious to see where this goes, especially Dorothy’s dreams. Is it precognition? Is she being influenced from something (or someone) from OZ? We will have to keep on reading to find out. Miguel Mendonca’s art and Grostieta's colors are incredible; each page is just as beautiful as the one before. This is another winner for the publisher. I’m sold.

WARLORD OF OZ #1 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.zenescope.com.