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The Twilight Zone: The Shadow

(The Twilight Zone/The Shadow #1-4)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Picture if you will: in your own world, you're a fearsome crime fighter who stalks the night. But you wake up today in another world, where the fearsome crime fighter is just a character you play in a radio show that bears his name. You are no longer a man with a mission, just a 22 year old prodigy with an impressive voice, and a lot of questions... an honored guest who ha ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Dynamite Entertainment (first published April 2016)
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Dan Schwent
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-comics, 2018
Kent Allard's past took him down the path of becoming The Shadow but now that path has led him into... The Twilight Zone!

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
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I first heard about this crossover, I didn't think it made any sense, but it really works. Each issue begins with the Shadow waking up within another aspect of his character. Whether it be a voice actor for the radio show, the author of the pulp novels, etc. It's all very meta and I dig it.
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this comic from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, comic, the-shadow
There is the Shadow and then there is the Twilight Zone. While I know and have seen parts of the tv series called the Twilight zone and even got the odd series on dvd, bargain basement release, it was a show that for me was mostly hit and miss. The Shadow on the other hand has remained a favorite of mine and these Dynamite releases are actually mostly good to very good.

We see the Shadow entering the twilight zone after interrupting a festive meeting of the representatives of the Übermensch contr
Sarah Marie
The Twilight Zone: The Shadow by David Avallone

4 stars

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

Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I saw this title, and thought, really? I used to love the twilight zone, but the Shadow? That was from the 1930s and I never understood it. But you know what? I was pleasantly surprised.

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
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"How many Shadows does a Shadow cast?" - The Twilight Zone / The Shadow

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
Wayne McCoy
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
'The Twilight Zone: The Shadow' by David Avallone with art by Dave Acosta had me a little worried at first. I wasn't sure how these two properties could combine. I needn't have worried.

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,
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I thought this pretty well captured the slightly unearthly, or supernatural quality of the original Twilight Zone (TV series).

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
Nicola Mansfield
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Not bad. I see this more as a The Shadow book than The Twilight Zone, though. Being a big fan of both those series, I felt it really helped to know The Shadow's history going in. Shadow is working a case when Margo makes comments to him about how he's lost compassion and mercy and perhaps he should revisit Kent Allard. After a car crash, he enters the Twilight Zone and visits several versions of himself to teach him a lesson in humanity. First, he's Kent Allard, the man he was born as and whose ...more
Alex Sarll
If nothing else, Avallone has done a stunning job on the monologues, each of which could easily have been delivered either by Rod Serling or Orson Welles. And around the middle of the story, as the Shadow plunges through the layers of his own fictionality, a certain giddy power accumulates. But the closing moral seems too sappy to do either source justice, and one is left with the same disappointment as after introducing two of your best friends, only to find they chat politely enough without re ...more
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: autumn-2016
A wonderful, nostalgic cross-over tale that treats both franchises very well. The narration absolutely reads in Rod Serling's voice, and The Shadow's killing Nazis in 1939 New York!
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This comic was amazing.

I enjoyed the art and visually was a treat!

The concept , the plot line and the world building were all amazing...

The experience of reading was a lot of fun.
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was a fun read that cleverly evoked Serling's voice. If you are familiar with the various media incarnations of The Shadow, there are a host of fun "easter eggs" scattered throughout the story.
Lexxi Kitty
The Twilight Zone: The Shadow
by David Avallone
Pages: 96
Date: November 15 2016
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Series: Twilight Zone/The Shadow

Rating: 4.44
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
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought this story looked more promising, which is strange considering I've never read or seen much from either series. (In addition, the cover art is awesome.)

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
Sara Thompson
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This might completely date me but I was so excited to see this book existed. I loved the Twilight Zone as a kid. And then to pair it with The Shadow - awesome. My dad had old recording of the radio show and, of course, I loved the movie.
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
Michael Mills
***Mild spoilers***

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.


Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I was a kid I remember a comic book that had Batman enter the House of Mystery. At the time I thought that it was a pretty goofy concept to have an established character enter into an anthology series, so I passed on it. Now fast forward to today, I find this graphic novel that has two well established entities colliding into each other. Same goofy concept but because I am a big fan of both properties I checked it out this time.
The Shadow enters The Twilight Zone, how does that play out? Ac
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who love Unwritten.
Well done. Even I, who am somewhat visually illiterate, was able to follow the complex story adequately. Enjoyable read with a good point. Very good Twilight Zone.

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
Jesse Muchmore
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was rather surprised by how much I enjoyed this graphic novel since my initial impression of it was that it sounded like a slightly corny mash-up of two things I enjoy separately.

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
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Novel opens with a scene of the Nazis propaganda rally in 1937 New York. Things quickly turn violent and "The Shadow" fires into the crowd. His companion Margo Lane complains about him possibly harming innocents as they go home. He disagrees. She says he has lost the "human" part of himself. On their drive home their car is attacked and they become unconscious. He awakes in the twilight zone as he finds himself conflicted with who he really is. Is he Kent Allard, aviator or Lamont Cranston, ...more
Sarah Crawford
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm a major fan of The Shadow so I had my doubts at first about this book from the brief description I found. Still, I ended up reading it and was quite pleased with the result. It's basically a soul-searching by The Shadow.

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
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Twilight Zone: The Shadow is a fast-paced, entertaining crossover work that provides the best of both worlds from these television and radio classics. The artwork was spot-on for a forties noir and shifted well between the different stages of the story. And you know that someone has taken the time to study both of these entities because when readers get to the monologues, you instantly hear Rod Serling's voice in your head. I would love to read more of these stories because they are fun and ...more
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

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.
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kent Allard, due to the kind ministrations of David Avallone, got a free trip into the Twilight Zone. On that trip, The Shadow found out what it was like to be someone else, his alter ego, an actor, a writer, and even himself. When he returned from the trip, he had regained some strained quality of mercy to temper his blind justice. An interesting, but very different, Shadow adventure!
Donna Sanders
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Have always been a fan of "The Shadow" and this was very fun to read. The graphs are wonderful, the lines are clear, the dialogue is fast paced and the story flows in a logical manner. Well worth the read.
Review coming soon, I'm just too awestruck to write anything comprehensive right now. This was brilliant!
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Digital review copy provided by NetGalley & the publisher in exchange for an honest review or rating.
John Shaw
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Who Is The Shadow?
A merciless vigilante?
The Face he wears in public?
Or the actor who plays him in a radio drama?
Only by stepping through to the
Twilight Zone
can he learn the answer
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