- By Son Hee-Joon

Dorothy of Oz: Volume 1

  • Title: Dorothy of Oz: Volume 1
  • Author: Son Hee-Joon
  • ISBN: 9781897376317
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dorothy of Oz Volume After Mara Shin loses her little dog Toto her search for her pet takes her down a mysterious yellow brick road At the end of that yellow brick road is as you many have guessed the magical land of O

    After Mara Shin loses her little dog Toto, her search for her pet takes her down a mysterious yellow brick road At the end of that yellow brick road is, as you many have guessed, the magical land of Oz The people of Oz even start calling our young hero Dorothy Think you ve heard this story before Well, think again These aren t the cowardly lion, scarecrow and tin manAfter Mara Shin loses her little dog Toto, her search for her pet takes her down a mysterious yellow brick road At the end of that yellow brick road is, as you many have guessed, the magical land of Oz The people of Oz even start calling our young hero Dorothy Think you ve heard this story before Well, think again These aren t the cowardly lion, scarecrow and tin man adventures you remember This fantastic fairy tale features familiar characters but with a definite manwha twist

    1 thought on “Dorothy of Oz: Volume 1

    1. Dorothy of Oz is a serial graphic novel from Korea. It was a nice change of pace to read a Korean book instead of a Japanese - not that you could really tell the difference. Son Nee Joon has a wicked sense of humor that shows in his works. They are done in black and white which can inhibit a reader from completely escaping into the world but Son Nee Joon made the lack of color work (even included a joke about not being able to tell the difference between blood and ink because everything was blac [...]

    2. I am going to be honest. I did not really like this book at all. I thought it sounded super awesome, but I ended up not liking it. I did really like how Mara aka Dorothy turned into a witch though. I thought that was awesome.

    3. Manhwa (Korean manga). This is here as a warning, the art is cute and welcoming but there's a couple crotch/snatch shot that though, its just of underwear, some parents might freak at even though nothing is shown.Dorothy isn't Dorothy, she's Mara, but because she can see the yellow brick road and she's in Oz and she's got an annoying terrier named Toto the natives just assume she Must be Dorothy. Along the way back home to Korea she meets the (don't call her Witch) of the East and kills her, a p [...]

    4. Dorothy Of Oz, not to be confused with an upcoming animated sequel to the Wizard of Oz (which I found out about in my Google searching for images), is the story of Mara Shin. Like Dorothy, she finds herself unexpectedly in the Land of Oz, and is chiefly interested in finding her way back home. Though in a twist of events, she ends up in Oz more like Alice ends up in Wonderland, by following Toto down a dark alley that leads to a yellow brick road. There, she meets up with the typical characters: [...]

    5. This is Oz like you've never seen it before. Mara (aka the Dorothy figure) can transform into a witch, the Tin Man is a cyborg, the Cowardly Lion is a chimera, and the Scarecrow is a telekinetic clone. The four companions begin their journey together and cross into a seemingly innocent village. After several minutes, however, the group is attacked by monsters and it's revealed that the four-some are wanted criminals for killing the Witch of the East.I liked this fair enough. It wasn't the best g [...]

    6. I love Hee-Joon Son's art style. It's really cute and works incredibly well for the stories that it accompanies. This is an interesting take on the world of Oz, and I'm definitely interested in reading more of it. (I think there are only four volumes out, which is sad because it's another ongoing series, but whatever, I'll keep reading.)The first series I read by this author was PHD: Phantasy Degree, so when I found out who this one was written and illustrated by, I was super excited. This volum [...]

    7. This is not your normal Dorothy of Oz. There is so many strange things that happen in this series. Dorothy seems to have some powers that she can use when she changes, along with the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the cowardly lion. There seems to be a lot of fighting in this story, with swords, magic, guns, things blowing up and creepy characters after them. I did enjoy this I didn't know what to expect next with everything blowing up and everthing. If you are looking for something different then your [...]

    8. A goofy rendition of the Wizard of Oz, the story is of a Korean girl named Mara-Shin who happens upon the yellow brick road. She is then whisked away to a land of "witches" (scientists with magic), "Tin men" (robot), "Scarecrows" (telepathic clones), and lions (human-hybrids that aren't so cowardly and are more hungry).It's an amusing story. Only complaint is that the story either goes too quickly or too slowly at some points.

    9. To be perfectly honest, I'm glad this was a library book and not something I bought. Because it's a library book, I may get the second one out. Maybe. This is the first book of this type that I've read. It started out good, I and I was really getting into it, but then it changed and I was lost. I finished it feeling a bit confused.It's definitely not put me off the genre as a whole, and I'll probably pick up the second volume eventually, but it was not as good as I was expecting.

    10. Interesting manhwa interpretation of the Oz story, where the scarecrow has telekinetic powers, the tin man is a mecha cyborg and the lion a chimera in semi-human form. Dorothy also has powers, and is the only one who can see the yellow brick road which she follows from her home in Korea to Oz. The main problem for me is the story is too disjointed to follow easily.

    11. I have always loved the Wizard of Oz so when I saw this book at the book store I had to get it! I mean it’s a take on the Wizard of Oz and it’s a manga/graphic novel (whatever you want to call it.) But it wasn’t anything special, I found it boring and confusing. It is a good “fluff” read but nothing special.

    12. An interesting take on the whole Dorothy and land of Oz. I enjoyed the humor of this manhwa but it has depth to it. The story line and the artwork is very well done (in my mind) and I would love to see how this turns out in the end.

    13. Interesting story. Jumps around a lot, can be kind of hard to follow, though I don't know if that's a result of my not being familiar with the mechanics of manga. Innovative use of the Wizard of Oz elements.

    14. No bad Korean graphic novel I like the art The story starts in the middle which is a little weird but it goes back and explains the origins. Worth a look at the book store.

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