In the Cypher story SubWayward many allusions to The Wizard of Oz are apparent. There are even clock-work creatures similar to Tik Tok. For many reasons SubWayward was the most personally meaningful of all the psychologically charged Cypher stories. It was also the story in which The Subterranean appears for the first time.
With such a background, when the editor of Graphic Classics asked if I would do an L. Frank Baum story, I couldn't say no. The resulting comic, a somewhat obscure piece, appeared in Graphic Classics Volume 15. Page one is posted below.
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