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The Twilight Zone: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?

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On a cold, snowy evening state troopers track footprints from a mysterious crash site to a nearby diner. There, a group of bus passengers waits out the storm, but oddly, there is one more person in the eatery. Who is he, and what are his intentions for planet Earth?

One of most ground-breaking shows in the history of television, The Twilight Zone has become a permanent fixt
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Hardcover, 72 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Walker & Company (first published 2009)
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Matt
Mar 17, 2014 Matt rated it it was amazing
This comic was very interesting, I loved trying to figure out who the alien was among all of the humans. It was very cool to see what the alien would do to confuse all of the humans, which would make it harder to find out who the alien was because it would just play along with what was going on. The ending of the book was great too and completely threw me off, I was so surprised to see what happened. I would recommend this comic to people who love mysteries and solving problems.
Will Jackson
Jan 28, 2016 Will Jackson rated it liked it
The Twilight Zone: Will the real Martian stand up?
Will Jackson

This graphic novel focuses on two state troopers in the middle of a blizzard, investigating a meteorite in a that they believe to supposedly be a UFO when they see alien like tracks headed toward a nearby diner. They follow the tracts to the diner and inside there are 7 passengers from a stranded bus, the bus driver, a chef, and a cook, as well as the two cops. The bus cannot leave until the storm lets up and the bridge is cleared.
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Sam Quixote
Sep 19, 2011 Sam Quixote rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A flying saucer crashes in the middle of a snow covered nowhere during the night. Two police officers called to the scene follow strange looking tracks to a roadside diner filled with bus passengers stranded due to the inclement weather. But while there were 6 bus passengers, now inside the diner are 7. Will the real martian please stand up?

Mixing suspense with surrealism and masterful horror touches, this is an excellent comic book adaptation of one of the best Twilight Zone episodes from the
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Don
Oct 13, 2009 Don rated it really liked it
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Beth
Apr 09, 2010 Beth rated it really liked it
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On a snowy February night the police are looking into a UFO reporting. The mission is to find the alien at the diner. During the questioning most passengers, even married couples doubt each other. The bus leaves the area diner and crashes from the bridge after receiving information, which turned out to be false.

This book is based on season 2, episode 28 and aired on May 26, 1961. The only element that seems dated is the radios that the officers used.

A teacher saw me reading this book and asked
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Jennifer
Sep 20, 2016 Jennifer rated it liked it
Much better comic book adaptation but not keen on the way the women were drawn.
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by JenJen for TeensReadToo.com

A mysterious crash. A bus full of passengers, waiting out a winter storm. A strange person in a diner.

Who is it, and what does he want with Earth?

WILL THE REAL MARTIAN PLEASE STAND UP? was as kooky and weird as the TV show it represents. A very quick, fun, graphical read, indeed!

This was actually my first experience reading a graphic novel and I highly enjoyed it. There are seven more in this series that I hope to get to read soon.
Kris
Sep 29, 2009 Kris rated it really liked it
Recommended for gr. 6-12. Graphic novel version of an episode of the original Twilight Zone series. A bus is stranded at a diner with one too many passengers – who is the alien? The author’s note indicated that he attempted to stay close to the original visual impact of the television series. It seems to be well-drawn, and the story has an unexpected and thought-provoking ending. (cue spooky Twilight Zone music) Recommended for MS and HS graphic novel collections.
Debra
Aug 28, 2013 Debra rated it it was amazing
Having grown up with Rod Serling's Twilight Zone, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It gave the hidden clues in the drawings and portrayed the emotions of the characters. You were expecting the missing Martian to be found, but not the twist at the end when he reveals himself. Exactly what kept you watching The Twilight Zone.
GRPLTeens Grand Rapids Public Library
i really liked that book because you suspect so many people because of how they act under pressure but turns out there were two aliens and one was the counter guy and the other was the guy that was real eager to get out of the shop because he had to do ''business in Boston''.
Marts  (Thinker)
May 14, 2011 Marts (Thinker) rated it it was amazing
Ahh, who is the mysterious passenger on the bus... This was originally aired on CBS in May of 1961 as part of the Twilight Zone television series...
One of my favourites...
Ann
Love the Twilight Zone, and this graphic novel captures the tone well, with enough modern touches to keep it interesting.
J.
Oct 21, 2011 J. rated it liked it
A solid adaptation. Nothing mind-blowing, but certainly good if you're not familiar with the source material.
Robert
Aug 21, 2011 Robert rated it did not like it
Not as good as TV episode. didn't convey whole atmosphere very well
Peacegal
Jul 30, 2011 Peacegal rated it liked it
Fun, creepy story; a TZ classic in comics form.
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Mark Kneece has written stories for numerous comics, including Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. He helped found the sequential art department at the Savannah College of Art and Design and teaches comics writing as a professor of sequential art. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
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