One of the ideas that I liked about Oz Squad was that the Lion could become human when he went from Oz to Earth. I thought of all sorts of adventures he could have while blending with humanity. So I stole it. Well, played with it. Doing an Oz series on my own, while fun to think about, was and is pretty unlikely.
The human that he turned into in the original series wasn’t terribly impressive. The Lion is a huge lion. Big as a horse. So I made the human a much larger fellow. Of all the Oz ideas I’ve played with this version of the man lion is only one I’ve brought back with me to Oz Squad.