The Twilight Zone: The Shadow
Consider if you will, a man wearing many masks, cloaking himself in lies, until no one is sure of the truth. Such a man will quickly find himself trapped... in the Twilight Zone.
While I dig The Shadow, I'm a tremendous fan of the original Twilight Zone. How could I pass something like this up? I wasn't sure how the story would work but I was ultimately quite pleased.
After a ra ...more
I found this compilation to be very interesting. The whole concept would be fascinating for anyone really. Imagine if Superman were pulled into the Twilight Zone---what would happen to him? How would his reality melt or alter?
The artwork was quite noirish and well done. Very much to the time period involved. The story line was interesting, particularly to someone like me who is familiar of cours ...more
We see the Shadow entering the twilight zone after interrupting a festive meeting of the representatives of the Übermensch contr ...more
Anyone who knows me pretty well knows that I have a secret obsession with the Twilight Zone. I love to watch the marathons that play on TV on the Fourth of July and if I get up early enough in the morning I watch a few of the timeless episodes. Hell, I even went on the Tower of Terror at Disney just because I love Rod Serling as a narrator and wanted to experience the ride for myself (I'm never getting on it again). Naturally when I saw this...more
This version, where The Shadow is thrown into the Twilight Zone, we actually get to get inside his head. The story works, and is a quick, enjoyable read.
Highly recommend it if you like though old Radio or Pulp version, and especially if you didn't like The Shadow.
Thanks to Netgalley for making this book availabl ...more
The Twilight Zone: The Shadow by David Avallone is the graphic novel release of four comic books issues. A long time fan of both The Shadow and The Twilight Zone, I was skeptical as to whether or not a combination of the two would be worth reading. Putting it bluntly, the idea of this crossover might strike you as bat shi... erm, crazy.
So is this crazy graphic novel worth your time? Absolutely! Some background knowledge of Th ...more
We meet The Shadow as he is breaking up a group of American nazis. His zeal for justice overrides the personal bystanders. He feels they are guilty by association, but Margo sees it differently, since the bystanders are women and children. This event sets The Shadow tumbling into The Twilight Zone.
He is suddenly, ...more
This is a great idea. A fictional character, particularly a superhero-type with an alter ego, gets thrust into a scenario, or in this case multiple scenarios, that make him question his own reality. There are so many facets to be explored.
Maybe because I'm not all that familiar with the character of The Shadow the intertwined stories all seemed to be edgy with a sense of ...more
by David Avallone
Date: November 15 2016
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Series: Twilight Zone/The Shadow
Read: October 8 2016
*I received this book from NetGalley, Diamond Book Distributors, and Dynamite Entertainment in return for a fair review.*
The Twilight Zone with The Shadow!
Right, so, I've seen episodes of the Twilight Zone, and I've read a few 'The Shadow' comics here and there. Though the only Twilight Zone stories I've read have be ...more
First of all it sets the stage right away! Now In contrast to my other review for The Shadow: Blood & Judgement where I thought the scenes felt choppy and somewhat unnecessary. Here I knew exactly what was happening and I felt that I got more information from this version of The Shadow (aka Kent Allard) compared to that book. The ba ...more
True to Twilight Zone fashion, this story was one roller coaster ride. I loved the themes and the art. There was nothing I could find to complain about. However, I'm not sure someone younger would love this book as much as I did. There's a lot of history here tha ...more
This is a bit of a curiosity among comic book crossovers: whereas most will throw Batman/Captain Kirk/the Power Rangers/the cast of the Planet of the Apes against each other to have a big scrap and then get on with defeating some shared enemy, The Twilight Zone/The Shadow is a bit more thematic in its execution. Knocked out by sleeping gas, the Shadow finds his mind leapfrogging between bodies and dimensions Quantum Leap style, back along his fictional and factual history.
The Shadow enters The Twilight Zone, how does that play out? Ac ...more
This book seems timely to me, as I try to understand the attraction of D. Trump. Over and over what I hear from supporters of his when I listen to them is fear. They seem afraid of loss and destruction of everything they know. I dont hate them; I know it must be scary. So the recognition in this book that the American Nazis therein we ...more
The Shadow is one of my favorite superheroes/pulp detectives and I've seen every episode of the original Twilight Zone with Rod Serling, but I was skeptical of how these two ingredients would mix when thrown in the pot together. I'm happy to say writer David Avallone and artist Dave Acosta did an outstanding job with ...more
It starts out with Margo being upset with how violent the Shadow has become and one incident in particular where his actions threatened children. Suddenly the Shadow ends up traveling between times and becoming different people.
This includes his Kent Allard persona, Lamont C ...more
Fans of both "Twilight Zone" and "The Shadow" will absolutely adore this story! I know I did! I am a HUGE Twilight Zone fan and I thought this story fit perfectly with the tv series. I had never read anything from "The Shadow" before this, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it and it makes me want to look into that series as well. The plot was amazing and the art was fantastic as well.