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The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West has been a hit since its debut in October of 2011. A consistent Diamond Top 300 book, The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West is a western adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz unlike any that has come before. The Wild West setting is a perfect backdrop for the classic Baum story and has created a twist that has captured the imaginations of comic book readers and Oz fans alike. Not a sexualized, adult version of the story we all know, but a true reimagining complete with a Dorothy Gale that takes no guff and goes through the wilds of Oz looking every inch the tough as nails cowgirl that she is, along with her trusty steed Toto of course.

Written by Tom Hutchison, the initial 6 issue miniseries (which wraps its story this August) shows us an Oz that is both familiar and vastly new. And while the story follows the same basic tenants of Baum’s original Oz story, the ending is decidedly different.

Where the miniseries ends, the new ongoing series begins. Returning with Hutchison, who is writing the first 5 issue story arc of the new series, is artist Alisson Borges and colorist Kate Finnegan. Alisson’s unique artistry has grown along with the land of Oz and its characters, giving both his own style and flair. Kate has magically transformed not only Alisson’s work but also her own in creating colors that bring the images to life, making them jump off the page. Together they are a team that fans and everyone at Big Dog Ink wanted back. Also returning to the series is cover artist Nei Ruffino. Her alternate covers have been fan favorites from the beginning and Big Dog Ink is proud to bring her back for more!

Join Big Dog Ink this October as The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West journeys further down the road through this fresh yet classic take on the Land of Oz!

About Big Dog Ink
Founded in 2009, Big Dog Ink ( is an independent publisher of comic book properties such as PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL, CRITTER, REX: ZOMBIE KILLER, KNIGHTINGAIL and URSA MINOR. In only its first two years, Big Dog Ink has quickly become a top publisher in the industry with its new hit series, THE LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST, which has consistently charted in the “Diamond Top 300” list. BDI has gained a loyal fan following due to our high quality art, stories and dedication to elevating the art of creator owned publishing.

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