New ‘Twilight Zone’ Graphic Novels Announced
Earlier this year, publisher Walker Books announced that they would be adapting episodes from the classic television series The Twilight Zone into a series of graphic novels. When the announcement was first made in April, the plan was to release two episodes this September and six more in the future. Today, the publisher released the names of the rest of the episodes they’ll be adapting.
According to ICv2:
In December, The Monsters are Due on Maple St. from Season 1 and The Odyssey of Flight 33 from Season 2 will be released.
Spring 2009 will see The Midnight Sun and Deaths-Head Revisited, both from Season 3.
And in Fall 2009, Walker will release The Big Tall Wish from Season 1 and Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up from Season 2.
For those who might have missed the initial announcement, Mark Kneece will be adapting the books from original scripts written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling. The 72-page, full-color projects will be illustrated by students from the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Sequential Arts Program. The books will retail for $9.99, which seems like a good deal if the projects turn out well.
The first two episodes hitting shelves will be "Walking Distance" and "The After Hours" — with the former holding a special significance in Serling’s life, according to ICv2:
Walking Distance, which is illustrated by Dove McHargue, is one of the most personal of all Serling’s scripts for The Twilight Zone. It revolves around Martin Sloan, a successful middle-aged man who attempts to re-enter the world of his childhood, (which is based on Serling’s hometown of Binghampton, New York).
(Yes, I know they mispelled "Binghamton." But the books look pretty interesting, eh?)