Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was kind of a dark book, as far as Baum's Oz books went. Shanower's adaptation, obviously, follows suit. I appreciate how faithful his script has been to what was originally on the written page, though he does make some much-needed adjustments here. This is not a favorite of mine, really, and only serves to try and rehabilitate the Wizard's image a bit. There are better Oz books yet to come, and I hope Shanower continues through all of Baum's.