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The History of the Forgotten ‘Wizard of Oz’ Sequel Starring Judy Garland’s Daughter

This summer marked the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, and it was a big enough occasion that Warner Bros. not only retrofitted the classic fantasy film for a one-week IMAX 3D re-release but also spent $25m on marketing its brief return to theaters. Meanwhile, there’s absolutely no fanfare at all for the movie’s sequel, which also has a special birthday this year. No, I’m not referring to Return to Oz (which likely also won’t get much notice for its 30th anniversary next summer). There is another “Oz” movie that was more directly intended to be an official follow-up to the 1939 version, an animated feature titled Journey Back to Oz, which hit theaters on this day back in 1974. Aside from taking place soon after The Wizard of Oz and being mostly yet loosely adapted from L. Frank Baum’s second Oz book, “The Marvelous Land of Oz,” the
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The Definitive Scary Scenes from Non-Horror Films: 50-41

In the spirit of October, this list will look at scary scenes, but not from the horror classics directed by Craven or Carpenter or even Hitchcock (I’m excluding him, though I argue most of his work isn’t exactly horror). These are from the films that aren’t really meant to scare you. At least, not at the visceral level that horror films do. These are the fifty definitive moments from non-horror films that still made an impact on the “frightening front.” From shocking to creepy to unsettlingly hair raising, these are moments that will stick in your mind long after watching the films, even if they are part of a very different narrative.

50. Toy Story 3 (2010)

Scene: Monkey Security

Video: http://youtu.be/x6QkcJjx-Vo

The third installment of the one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time is also one of the darkest children’s films ever made.
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'Supernatural' recap: The Sonny Days

God, I love episodes with flashbacks. And Tuesday’s episode of Supernatural is a perfect example of why.

In “Bad Boys,” we traveled back into Winchester history to a two-month period during which 16-year-old Dean Winchester found himself living in a home for troubled boys run by an ex-con named Sonny after being caught stealing bread and peanut butter from a local market. (Dean had lost the food money their dad left them in a card game and had resorted to stealing so that Sam wouldn’t go hungry.)

During this time, which we learned was something Dean and his
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Comic Book Release List – Week of November 21, 2012

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

12-gauge Comics

Ice Volume 1 Tp (not verified by Diamond), $14.99

Abstract Studios

Rachel Rising Volume 2 Fear No Malus Tp, $16.99

Terry Moore’s How To Draw Sc, $16.99

Action Lab Entertainment

Princeless Short Stories For Warrior Women #1 (One Shot), $3.99

Amryl Entertainment

Cavewoman 2010 Heroes Con Sketchbook (Signed Edition), $8.75

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Complete Calvin And Hobbes Sc (Slipcase Edition)(not verified by Diamond), $100.00

Dr Seuss The Cat Behind The Hat Hc, $75.00

Antarctic Press

Last Zombie Before the After #2, $3.99

Archaia Entertainment

Elegy For Amelia Johnson Hc (Leatherbound Edition), $29.95

Grand Duke Hc, $24.95

Last Days Of An Immortal Hc (resolicited), $24.95

Archie Comics

Archie Double Digest #235, $3.99

Betty And Veronica Double Digest #207, $3.99

Sonic Super Special Magazine #5, $9.99

Sonic The Hedgehog Legacy Volume 2 Sc, $14.99

Sonic Universe #46, $2.99

Ardden Entertainment

Heroes Of
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2011 Will Eisner Award Winners

Winners of the "2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards" were presented during a recent ceremony @ the San Diego Comic-Con.

The Awards were named after the creator of "The Spirit".

This year's top winners include...

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): "Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil", by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben (Dark Horse)

Best Continuing Series: "Chew", by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image)

Best Limited Series: "Daytripper", by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Vertigo/DC)

Best New Series: "American Vampire", by Scott Snyder, Stephen King, and Rafael Albuquerque (Vertigo/DC)

Best Adaptation from Another Work:"The Marvelous Land Of Oz", by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips:"Archie: The Complete Daily Newspaper Strips, 1946–1948", by Bob Montana, edited by Greg Goldstein (Idw Publishing)

Best Archival Collection/Project — Comic Books: "Dave StevensThe Rocketeer Artist’s Edition", edited by Scott Dunbier (Idw Publishing)

Best Writer:Joe Hill,
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First Look: Ozma of Oz #1

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Here’s your first look at Ozma of Oz #1, from the New York Times best-selling team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young with stunning variant covers by Adrian Alphona and Eric Shanower.

Dorothy Gale is back in this adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic third Oz book, and this time she’s definitely not in Kansas anymore! After being marooned at sea, Dorothy and Billina—the talking chicken—are beset by a group of screaming Wheelers, strange men with wheels for hands and feet. How will the pair make it through the first leg of their adventure gone horribly wrong and what lies in store if they do? Find out in Ozma of Oz #1!

And for fans who missed out on the first two Einser Award winning volumes of Dorothy’s adventures, Oz: The Marvelous Land Of Oz Hardcover and Oz: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Graphic Novel-Trade Paperback are in stores now!
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Marvel’s ‘The Marvelous Land of Oz’ Released Today

If you’ve ever wanted to see L. Frank Baum’s classic Wizard of Oz in comic book form, you’re in luck because Marvel has done just that. . . again. Releasing today, the company presents issue number one of their eight issue The Marvelous Land of Oz limited series. Want to know more? Of course you do. So, here’s all the scoop from the official press release.

And, as always, we’ve got some cool art from the comic to share with you as well after the jump. Check it out!

Marvel is proud to present your first look behind the scenes of The Marvelous Land of Oz #1, the hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times best-selling The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in an all-new free sketchbook Right Here. Courtesy of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, get an in-depth look at L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece as the critically acclaimed
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