Tag Archives: mangaboos

Meatless Mortality

We know that flesh-and-blood people and animals are pretty much functionally immortal in Oz. They can be potentially be destroyed, but won’t die of old age or disease, and even being torn into pieces isn’t necessarily fatal. What I sometimes … Continue reading

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Mangaboos and More

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz isn’t one of my favorite Oz books, perhaps because the Emerald City seems less welcoming than usual. And after a journey as dark as the one in the rest of the book, where the … Continue reading

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Etymology in Oz

I bought a few old Baum Bugle issues at OzCon in Portland, and they have some interesting content. There was apparently a sometime recurring feature called “Footnotes to Oz” that explained names in the Oz series, written by Jerry Tobias. … Continue reading

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Things We Did on Glass

I’ve been thinking of the uses of glass in the Oz books, particularly when applied in a magical way. The Mangaboos live in glass buildings that grew out of the ground and can grow back together again if they’ve been … Continue reading

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Meet the Meat

I received the latest issue of The Baum Bugle, which largely focuses on The Patchwork Girl of Oz, first published in 1913. As such, it’s now the centennial of this book, the one I often consider to be my favorite … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s Adventures Under Ground

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young – The series of graphic adaptations continues with this fourth Oz book, which was never one of my favorites. Perhaps it’s because of how the Emerald City … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s Adventures in Broadcasting

Isn’t it nice how people can mine Oz for TV shows that use only really basic ideas from the books? I understand that most of these mines are located in the northwestern Winkie Country. Anyway, here’s the synopsis: “Inspired by … Continue reading

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