The Twilight Zone Vol 1: The Way Out TPB | Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Artist: Guiu Vilanova | Colorist: Vinicius Andrade | Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment | Price: $15.99 | Release Date: June 18, 2014
The Twilight Zone was never my jam growing up, but I learned to apperciate the show’s classic moments such as Nightmare at 20,000 Feet and To Serve Man. J. Michael Straczynski pens an exhilarating story that brilliantly captures the essence of the famed TV show.
The story follows Wall Street sleaze Trevor Richmond who is looking to avoid the consequences of his actions. His wish is granted in the form of a new life and he loves it until someone else shows up to claim his old identity.
I found myself enthralled with this story because at first, I wanted Trevor reclaim the life he relinquished. As things progress, you learn more about Trevor and the person who lives his old life, and I began to root for the other team. There was nothing wrong with the artwork and it boasted some good action sequences.
I originally thought this book should have been colored in black and white to match the original series, but embezzlement is a crime that speaks to the present. You don’t want something to look and feel old while telling you something new.
This is a series I slept on for a while, but reading this collection of the first four issues has made me a fan. Overall, this series has the legs to go a long way because it’s written in the spirit of the cherished source material.