The Eric Shanower/Skottie Young Oz series is really well done, and the latest installment, The Marvelous Land of Oz #1, has sold out at the distributor level and is going back to press for another run.Â If your store sold out, be on the look out for the second edition arriving December 09, 2009.
For the creative type, having an office that is both functional and kick-ass is really important.Â I’ve showed off the Major Spoilers HQ a few years ago, but over time the place has grown to be quite a mess.Â I’m rectifying that at the moment, and will show off what has become of the space since it was last under the microscope.Â In the meantime, I thought using today’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day to showcase an artists’ workspace might be part inspiration, part motivation.
If the theme is Wizard of Oz, I’d be remiss if I didn’t have a day featuring the most awesome work of Skottie Young for the current Marvel series.
My first cover to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I wasn’t thrilled with this when I first finished it. In fact, we almost just used this a promo piece instead of a cover. Luckily my editors liked it enough to talk me off the artistic ledge and just use it as the cover. I’m glad we did, it set a nice tone for the covers to follow. It’s been cool to see this as a poster hanging in shop windows.
Marvel has sent word that the third issue of Eric Shanowar and Skottie Young’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz has sold out and is back to press with a variant cover.Â The variant cover will be available on April 8, 2009 and has a cover price of $3.99.
I fell in love with Skottie Young’s art styling a while ago, so when I saw he was working on Marvel’s take on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, I had to pick up a copy.Â Issue #2 arrives next week, and Marvel has provided Major Spoilers with a sneak peek where readers discover the origins of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman.