"Mayhem in Munchlinland Part 2” While Mary travels to an unknown destination with her savior, Jack Pumpkinhead, Kevin and Peter battle a creature part bear and part tiger, barely escaping with their lives. Wounded, they stumble into what appears to be an abandoned village and meet up with an ancient version of the tiny warriors they faced last issue. When the old man refers to Oz, Munchkinland, Dorothy and the Wizard, it is almost more than the Earther’s minds can take. They decide that, in order to find the missing Mary, they must meet with the ruler of Munchkinland, the Scarecrow!
Oz is based on the characters and "history" from the series of fourteen childrens books written by L. Frank Baum. Writers Ralph Griffith and Stuart Kerr created an updated and unique world, no longer whimsical, but still lots of fun. While the triple threat of Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man played prominent roles, Griffith and Kerr mined that magical country for the myriad of bizarre, yet endearing secondary characters which populated it. Beginning with a tribute to the original story, The Wizard of Oz, the tale begins with three 90’s era twenty-somethings being swept away from our Earth into the land of Oz via tornado. There they discover that sinister forces have been at work, and the evil Nome King now rules the land with an iron fist and an army of rock-dwelling minions. Having become unwilling freedom fighters in a world not their own, Earthlings Peter, Kevin, and Mary soon play a central role in ridding the once-beautiful Oz of the Nome King’s dark influence.