Twilight Zone #9

Twilight Zone #9

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Guiu Vilanova Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
1.0User Rating

Ben Chambers is a private investigator at the end of his career, an arc best viewed through the bottom of a whiskey bottle. He has investigated missing persons, adulterous lovers, embezzling partners...and none of it has ever meant anything. None of it has ever changed anything. So Ben looks at his life now and wonders, what was it all for, really? He resignedly takes on one last case, investigating the unsolved murder of corporate CEO Jason Black's son, an Iraq veteran killed shortly after an anti-war rally. Ben expected that his investigation would take him into the past through photos and research and interviews. What he never expected was that the trip into earlier years would be he time travels back to the night of the murder, and discovers that he finally has his chance to make a difference, courtesy of The Twilight Zone.

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Oct 24, 2014

    What happens next? Buy it and find out. Straczynski and Vilanova are building a legacy ofexcellence in this comic, reviving THE TWILIGHT ZONE and keeping it true to Serling's vision. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Dan Crotty Oct 24, 2014

    The art finds its own way to stand out, particularly with the panel arrangement. One sequence has Roy interviewing a witness and we get one dialogue-less panel, which really elevates the scene with that extra pause. This is followed by a montage of Roy hitting investigative dead ends framed on a silhouette of his stubbled face. Not crammed into a single issue, the story has space for these fancy flourishes, which make me excited for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 27, 2014

    Guiu Vilanova's imagery is very fitting for this story, displaying a dark sense of ambiguity that just gnaws at you as things begin to unfold. Cold trails bring about spectral evidence that not only points Chambers in the right direction, but ensures that I will be coming back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 22, 2014

    I might review the next issue, but I'll definitely be back to review the conclusion. The story isn't bad enough to stop reading, but it's definitely not the grand finale that anyone was expecting after the first two arcs. Time will tell though. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Educated Reader Nov 4, 2014

    Okay Straczynski; your anti-war liberal bias certainly shines through here. First, do your homework; Marine officers are not enlisted, and a Marine who served honorably wouldn't be caught dead leading an anti-war rally against his country. Why anybody would want to be like this traitor is beyond me. A far contrast from issues 5-8 which were brilliant. I think Straczynski himself is now living in the Twilight Zone. DROP!

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