The Twilight Zone: 1959 #1 (One-Shot)

The Twilight Zone: 1959 #1 (One-Shot)

Writer: Tom Peyer Artist: Randy Valiente, Colton Worley Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

Journey back to where it all began! The year was 1959, the Twilight Zone took over the airwaves, and television was changed forever! Now, Dynamite has recruited three all-star writing talents to craft a unique Twilight Zone story paying homage to where it all began! Including the first Dynamite work by writer Tom Peyer, the return of John Layman, and a tale masterminded by Twilight Zone writer Mark Rahner! Three unique tales, each firmly set in that other dimension... the Twilight Zone!

  • 9.4
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Feb 17, 2016

    In conclusion, this book is classic Twilight Zone all the way, gripping readers imaginations, eluding their notions and rewarding them with the twists. Every writer who contributed definitely is a fan as they have truly captured the spirit of the show. Every artist who contributed has perfectly crafted illustrations to match each story. Overall, a great one-shot, that should be in every fan of the Twilight Zone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Gillian Devine Feb 18, 2016

    A continuation of the tradition of telling stories which don't quite make sense Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Project-Nerd - Pat Feb 17, 2016

    Regardless of the somewhat middling result of the effort, I think The Twilight Zone1959 is worth a read if you're a fan of the original television show and you're looking for something a little different with a twisted ending. I also hope this isn't just a one-shot after all, because I think there is a ton of potential here for the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Feb 20, 2016

    The Twilight Zone: 1959 perfectly captures the tone of the original show.  You half expect Rod Serling to step out from the gutters of the page to handle the outro of each story.  "The Comics Code" is a clear standout and definitely something that any fan of comic history should check out, if for nothing else than to see an imitation of Fredric Wertham get what he deserved in life. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Feb 17, 2016

    Overall each story serves the purpose of entertainment but the heavier content makes it hard to accept as a Twilight Zone title. These stories all lack subtlety and feel rushed to the climax. No room for mystery or build up. It's almost like the writers don't realize how hard it is to creep out comic book readers. The morals of these tales aren't exactly clear either. The guilty are punished seems to be the running theme throughout the one-shot. The banner and the narration are all that make these stories feel like they come out of the Twilight Zone. Now if they were X-Files then I'd be more a little more fan friendly, but they aren't and I'm not. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Slackjaw Punks - Regan Lorie Feb 22, 2016

    To put the Twilight Zone name on this book seems like an attempt to upsell a lesser product to fans who deserve much better. I desperately wanted to like it"or at least to not hate it"and no offense to all involved, but it left far, far too much to be desired and just did not live up to Rod Serling standards, period. Pass. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Christopher Napier Feb 16, 2016

    Overall, this is a slightly disappointing one-shot. It's undoubtedly faithful to the source material but most of the stories are uninspired and the artwork is mostly by-the-numbers. One for fans of the Twilight Zone only. Read Full Review

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