Synopsis: In this issue of Oz: Kingdom of the Lost. Deep in the heart of Winkie Country, Dorothy and her team have traveled far in search of their long lost (and feared dead) companion, Nicholas, the Tin Woodsman, and they have finally found him. Now they just need to survive the experience!
Picking things up from the previous issue. Dorothy and Scarecrow have found an entire new world in the underground of Oz while trying to find their lost friend Nicholas aka The Tin Man. Tagging along for the ride are Lion Mans two Children who have bitten off much more than they can chew. As the group finds themselves under attack from an unknown magical creature. Thorn who is better known as the Lion Man steps in to help Dorothy and rescue his two errant kids. However, it seems that they could be facing their imminent deaths. Nicholas The Tin Man comes to their rescue and is followed by The Shaggy Man who took Tin Man from his plynth.
Dorothy is of course immediately suspicious of the Shaggy Man as she finds him strangely familiar, but also does not trust that his motives align with those of her and the governing Kingdom of Oz. Soon enough The Shaggy Man tells his story to Dorothy and introduces her and the others to an entire city of people who have been living underground. He tells her that these people were once enslaved by a cruel warlord and proceeds to take the group into a strange forest made entirely of patchwork cloth and they suddenly find themselves in the company of Patchwork Girl.
In the book’s second story. We continue to learn the origins of the Shaggy Man and his life before the events that are being played out in the main story.
The art team continues to do some great work on this book. I loved the panels where we saw Thorn the Lion Man fighting against the strange magical creature that was pretty much-laying waste to the group. I also loved the panel where Nicholas gets reintroduced and how the artists have given us a real idea of how big of a Tin Man Nicholas is.
Oz: Kingdom of the Lost continues to be a fun and interesting take on the classic L. Frank Baum characters and the world that they inhabit.