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Oz-story #6 Full Contents

Front Cover / John R. Neill
A previously unpublished painting by Oz illustrator John R. Neill, third Royal Historian of Oz, featuring many favorite Oz characters including Ozma, the Scarecrow, the Wizard, even the Nome King!

A Few Words from Harlan Ellison
An inserted broadside to Oz-story 6 -- a tribute from one influential American writer, Ellison, to another, L. Frank Baum

The Rundelstone of Oz / Page 4
A brand new Oz book by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, sixth Royal Historian of Oz, three time Newbery Honoree and Edgar Award winner
Illustrated by Eric Shanower, illustrator of The Runaway in Oz
Join the living marionette, Pocotristi Sostenuto--better known as Poco--on his desperate search for the Rundelstone in order to rescue his fellow puppets from Slyddwynn, the sinister Whitherd of Whitheraway Castle. Discover the hidden multi-colored Oz kingdom of Fyordi-Zik. And how does all this concern one of Ozma's ladies-in-waiting?


The Rundelstone/Forbidden Fountain Sketchbook / Page 49
By Lauren Lynn McGraw, seventh Royal Historian of Oz
Never-before-revealed pencil sketches of Oz characters old and new.


The King of Pumperdink / Page 52
A poem by Ruth Plumly Thompson, second Royal Historian of Oz
Illustration by John R. Neill
A peek at the jolly doings in the cozy, purple Oz kingdom of Pumperdink


The Antics of Jim Scarecrow / Page 53
A comic strip from 1903, story and art by Brotts
Featuring an oddly familiar Scarecrow with Imogene the cow.


The Ogre of Oh-Go-Wan / Page 54
A short story by Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrated by Marge, creator of Little Lulu
King Kojo meets the Ogre from Pirates in Oz.


The Motorman / Page 57
By L. Frank Baum, creator and first Royal Historian of Oz
Illustration by W. W. Denslow, illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
A sprightly song lyric which originated in the 1902 stage musical of The Wizard of Oz.


The Cusp of Success / Page 58
A comics story by Andy Hartzell, cartoonist of Bread and Circuses and Boy Trouble
Relive the story of Fred Stone, who rocketed to stardom playing the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz stage musical.


Oz and the Three Witches / Page 60
A short story by Hugh Pendexter III
Illustrated by Patricia Ambrose
If the Wizard of Oz is actually a good man, but a very bad wizard, why did he give Ozma to Mombi, and how did he defeat the Wicked Witches of East and West?


Billy Bounce on the Moon / Page 76
A comic strip by W. W. Denslow, the original illustrator of The Wizard of Oz
The Balloon Boy in outer space!


Princess Chrystal and Prince Eolus / Page 78
A short story by Jack Snow, fourth Royal Historian of Oz
Illustrated by Eric Shanower
What fantastic beings live behind the wind and snow, unseen by mortal eyes?


When You Love, Love, Love / Page 84
By L. Frank Baum
Illustration by John R. Neill
The Tin Woodman's song from the 1902 stage musical of The Wizard of Oz, featuring a previously unknown verse.


The Tin Woodman Slams the Door / Page 85
An essay by noted science fiction/fantasy author Philip Jose Farmer
Illustration by W. W. Denslow
Oz is for children, but many of us meet Oz again and again throughout our lives--in unexpected guises.


Trot of Oz / Page 86 Read an excerpt
A brand new Oz book by Glenn Ingersoll and Eric Shanower
Illustrated by Eric Shanower
When Quaddle, the lake monster, carries Trot and Cap'n Bill to the shadowy underground world beneath Lake Quad, the adventures are only beginning. Why is the evil Rottug determined to seize the mysterious Multiplying Overcoat? Read the thrilling story that's truly "out of sight, out of mind!"


The Wonderland of Oz / Page 134
The daily newspaper comic strip by Walt Spouse
The exciting conclusion of the comics adaptation of Baum's The Emerald City of Oz.


Nonsense / Page 152
A poem by Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrations by Dick Martin, illustrator of Merry Go Round in Oz.


Our Last Walk / Page 153
A poem by Judi A. Rypma
Human drama by way of Oz imagery.


The Mermaid's Necklace / Page 154
A comics story with art by Steve Lieber, 2000 Eisner Award winner for Whiteout: Melt
Adapted by Eric Shanower from the short story by Ruth Plumly Thompson
When a young mermaid follows her curiosity above the tideline, her troubles begin.


Denslow's Scarecrow and Tinman / Page 160
Written and illustrated by W. W. Denslow
The three final and rarest episodes in the daring duo's adventures in the Great Outside World. This time they venture out West, meet Cowboys, and join the Flower Festival in California.


The Traveller and the Pie / Page 167
By L. Frank Baum
The Scarecrow's popular number from the 1902 stage musical of The Wizard of Oz, featuring a previously unknown verse.


Dorothy Meets Button-Bright / Page 168
A comics story by Steven "Ribs" Weissman, cartoonist of YIKES!, Champs, and Measles
The most charming comics adaptation of Chapter Two of Baum's The Road to Oz you'll ever see!


Toto and the Truth / Page 171
A short story by Atticus Gannaway
Illustrated by Anna-Maria Cool, illustrator of The Hidden Prince of Oz
Why can't Toto talk? How is the Wicked Witch of the West involved? Can the Glass Cat help? And where does the Truth Pond figure into all this?


Stitch and Scraps / Page 178
A comics story by Tommy Kovac, cartoonist of Stitch and Skelebunnies
When the Patchwork Girl meets the Ragdoll Boy, hijinks ensue.


Rocket Trip to Oz / Page 180
A short story by Rachel Cosgrove Payes, fifth Royal Historian of Oz
Illustrated by Eric Shanower
Jam and Percy's first trip to Oz--the original, deleted first chapter of the book that eventually became The Hidden Valley of Oz.


Annabel / Page 182
The complete 1906 book by L. Frank Baum
With all the illustrations by H. Putnam Hall and Joseph Pierre Nuyttens
Decorations by Eric Shanower
Baum's rare Young Adult mystery/romance with all its illustrations in one place for the first time. Young Will Carden works hard, seeks his long lost father, confronts the eccentric Mr. Jordan, and wins the girl.


Menu / Page 223
Verse by Eric Shanower
The Hungry Tiger of Oz has some strange tastes.


Index / Page 223
Index to all six volumes of OZ-STORY

Back Cover / John R. Neill
Verse by W. R. Bradford
A full-color reproduction of The Little Journeys of Nip and Tuck, a Sunday comics page from 1909.


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