The Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance #1

The Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance #1

Writer: Mark Rahner Artist: Edu Menna Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
6.7Critic Rating
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A successful but deeply troubled writer returns to his home town for a book signing, to find that he's stepped back in time to encounter his abused and maladjusted younger self. Can he save the boy from the misery coming his way? Should he, when it's the trials he endured that made him the man he became?

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jan 22, 2015

    If you want a horror comic that will keep you up at night,read the new TWILIGHT ZONE. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Dan Crotty Jan 22, 2015

    This time travel tale reads like a dark Back to the Future. I don't want to give a lot away so I'll just say I will definitely be reading the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Jan 21, 2015

    While the current Twilight Zone arc might take some of the shine off Dynamite's newest attempt to expand the boundaries of this franchise reboot, time travel is still fun. And depending on where issue #2 of Shadow and Substance goes next, it might be great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Project-Nerd - Matt Carter Jan 31, 2015

    Adapting a series that was made for the moving image is no easy task, and while not reinventing the wheel, Rahner and Menna give the reader a fresh and unique perspective on the old premise of "if you could do anything differently, what would it be?" It's not perfect, but it's a relatable and intriguing story with enough emotion behind it to make up for a few minor pitfalls. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Jan 21, 2015

    That said, the art isn't anything to write home about in my opinion and I felt there was some wasted space. I got to the end of the story and was thinking "really, that's it?" Bottom line is there isn't much going on this issue. William has a few encounters with Billy which is the meat and potatoes of the comic, the rest is more or less filler. I can't recommend picking this up unless you're a big Twilight Zone fan or love stories with time travel. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Garry Quigley Jan 20, 2015

    Rahner introduces enough key and interesting themes that brings an interesting dynamic to a well-worn story. The artwork is below-average from what is expected but the strong characters help sustain the readers interest. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 19, 2015

    At times interpretations of a theme or story can rub me the wrong way. Here, not so much. I actually want to see what horrific event occurred in Gaunt's past, and if his interference makes things worse, or changes things for the better. The art is a big pass for me. If the art had been more consistent I would have a better opinion of it. Overall, I like this take on the trip down memory lane trope and if you are a fan of classic Twilight Zone, this issue will be right up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Larose Sep 21, 2016

    They are forced to live in the shadow of that property"of Rod Sterling"and feeling trapped they attempt to imitate the form and shape of that shadow. Yet when they turn to a mirror, only then will they discover the shape of a shadow is not the shape of the man. Those then will find that their now blunt and crude reflection can only exist in the Twilight Zone. Read Full Review

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