"We are all threatened," answered the tiger, "by a fierce enemy which has lately come into this forest. It is a most tremendous monster, like a great spider, with a body as big as an elephant and legs as long as a tree trunk."
They're big, bad, bold, and beautiful and they get a whole chapter to themselves. Ladies and Gentlemen: your Winged Monkeys of Oz!
"She sat down on the grass and looked at her companions, and they sat down and looked at her, and Toto found that for the first time in his life he was too tired to chase a butterfly that flew past his head."
Oz gets seriously violent and the flying monkeys finally turn up, but all Mark can think about is how little screen time the main villain gets.
“There was a rushing of many wings; a great chattering and laughing; and the sun came out of the dark sky to show the Wicked Witch surrounded by a crowd of monkeys, each with a pair of immense and powerful wings on his shoulders.”
Discussing Chapter 11 of Wonderful Wizard, in which our hero discovers graphic novels. "When Dorothy had time to open these books she found them full of queer green pictures that made her laugh, they were so funny."