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Arthur C. Clarke
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Brian Michael Bendis, Olivier Coipel
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Philip Reeve
Oz: The Marvelous Land of Oz - Eric Shanower, Skottie Young, L. Frank Baum Marvelous Land of Oz is one of my favorite of the Oz books, and it would be better if not for how very much General Jinjur's revolt is a product of its time. It's profoundly sexist to modern readers, and was hardly forward thinking at the time. Shanower reads it as Baum clumsily attempting to address suffrage issues, and there's something to be said for that. (Jinjur and her army are varying degrees of sexist stereotypes of what women in the army would be like, but Glinda's female army is unfailingly professional.) But I can put this aside since it comes from a 100+ year old book. I love Marvelous Land for the rest of it, especially Jack Pumpkinhead, one of my favorite residents of Oz. Shanower's adaptation is very faithful, and I've really come to like his signature art style in his Oz adaptations.