Head Back to a War-Torn Oz in The O.Z.

Writer David Pepose heads to Kickstarter for his latest series with The O.Z., a re-imagining of the classic story that sees a disillusioned Iraq War vet surviving in a war-torn land of Oz.

Described as The Hurt Locker meets The Wizard of Oz, Pepose teams with artist Ruben Rojas for a 44-page first chapter. Along for the fantasy ride is colorist Whitney Cogar and letterer DC Hopkins.

The Kickstarter is for the first issue of the series and features digital copies as well as variant covers. Some tiers also include behind-the-scenes material like scripts, inks, and colors. Higher tiers include original art, the chance to be drawn into the comic, and even plush dolls from Pepose’s Spencer & Locke!

If you’ve wanted to check out Pepose’s past work, this is your chance as well with numerous print and digital editions of Spencer & Locke and Going to the Chapel.

The comic has a goal of $6,000 and runs until September 16.