Sunday, October 23, 2016
The Twilight Zone: The Shadow
author: David Avallone
average rating: 3.76
read at: 2016/10/23
date added: 2016/10/23
'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, Lamont Cranston, his alter ego from the radio show, not Kent Allard. He knows he is The Shadow, but he can't convince those around him. The outward spinning continues as The Shadow moves further away from his true self, and into his fictional portrayals. Will this journey provide the lesson in justice he needs to learn and will he ever get back to his true self?
I liked what was done here. I think it works because the Shadow has had a iterations and lives in print, radio and now comics. The Twilight Zone element is a framing element of each issue, like it should be. The art is okay. I like Francesco Francavilla's work, but the covers on these didn't do much for me. All in all, not a bad story.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Dynamite Entertainment, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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