In this off-beat interpretation of the Wizard of Oz, times are bad and you face limited choices. You may be trapped in a dead end job or face the prospects of life as a drifter. We all hope to find heroes who will take us on the path to success and the land of plenty. But don’t be deceived by your innocent dreams. Small dreams produce small results. Things are in a state of critical exhaustion. Do you have the brains, the courage and the heart to find your way.
In Midway to Madness #1 from 2010, there is a faint analogy to the hero’s quest for self as found in the movie version of the Wizard of Oz. Our out-of-luck hero goes on a journey, but, like Dorothy, he finds the answers have been inside him the whole time.