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The new arrival Twilight Man: Rod online Serling and the Birth of Television sale

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A biographical tale that follows Hollywood revolutionary Rod Serling''s rise to fame in the Golden Age of Television, and his descent into his own personal Twilight Zone.

We recognize him as our sharply dressed, cigarette-smoking tour guide of The Twilight Zone, but the entertainment business once regarded him as the “Angry Young Man” of Television. Before he became the revered master of science fiction, Rod Serling was a just a writer who had to fight to make his voice heard. He vehemently challenged the networks and viewership alike to expand their minds and standards—rejecting notions of censorship, racism and war. But it wasn’t until he began to write about real world enemies in the guise of aliens and monsters that people lent their ears. In doing so, he pushed the television industry to the edge of glory, and himself to the edge of sanity. Rod operated in a dimension beyond that of contemporary society, making him both a revolutionary and an outsider.

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"The Twilight Man” is a wonderfully illustrated, emotional and enlightening story that authentically captures a complicated man and his Hollywood legacy." ― THE MERCURY

"“TWILIGHT MAN pulls back the curtain on Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling.”" - The Hollywood Reporter ""A perceptive take, which celebrates and illuminates one of early television’s true artists."" - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ""Twilight Man is a respectful but clear-eyed tribute to one of the most important and influential dramatists of the 20th century."" - Alan Brennert, Nebula Award Winner "Having experienced "The Twilight Zone" and "Playhouse 90" first hand, I fancied myself as pretty clued in to the Rod Serling legacy, but I admit I learned a lot from Koren Shadmi''s unexpectedly poignant and cleverly observed graphic novel treatment of Serling''s life and career. It''s a unique take on the lasting work of a complicated man who found his greatest success when coding the messages of his socially conscious narratives into "a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination"" - JOE DANTE "“Very hard to put this graphic novel down … To learn all about [Serling] and the legacy he left behind was a true joy.”" - GOOD MEN PROJECT ""Beautifully illustrated."" - The Twilight Zone Podcast "“Poignant, intensely researched and crisply illustrated.”" - DEADLINE "“Koren Shadmi expertly takes us into a dimension of incredible imagination. The life of Rod Serling is a great American story of determination and invention - and the perfect stuff of a graphic novel.”" - David Kushner, Author of Masters of Doom

About the Author

Koren Shadmi is an American-Israeli, Brooklyn based graphic novelist and illustrator. His books have been published internationally and include: In The Flesh, The Abaddon, Mike''s Place and most recently: The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television.

Koren''s illustration and comics have appeared in publications such as: The Wall Street Journal, Wired, BusinessWeek, the Village Voice, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Mother Jones, Playboy, and many others. His illustration work has won several awards at the Society of Illustrators.

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PhredTop Contributor: Manga
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Surprisingly deep for a graphic biography
Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2020
Koren Shadmi’s The Twilight Man is a pretty decent effort to tell the story of Rod Serling. The media of graphic non-fiction imposes limitations on the ability to delve, fully explore or detail the larger context. The result is something like a Cliff Notes version of a full... See more
Koren Shadmi’s The Twilight Man is a pretty decent effort to tell the story of Rod Serling. The media of graphic non-fiction imposes limitations on the ability to delve, fully explore or detail the larger context. The result is something like a Cliff Notes version of a full biography but with many more pictures. I finished it thinking I had a decent introduction to a man whose television show was in my house a must see. For many readers this book contains more than enough about Mr. Serling. I would have preferred more, but that thicker hypothetical book would not have been as well illustrated.

Mr. Shadmi has for us to consider the man who created The Twilight Zone as he arrives in the US Army a short Jewish, enlisted soldier who goes beyond the usual process to be accepted as a paratrooper. Serling would experience WW II as it was fought in the Pacific, at or in front of the battle lines. Seriously wounded in the body and ending the war with what is now called PTSD he was a man driven to write and found his place writing for television.

I had the benefit of seeing The Twilight Zone when black and white programming was the norm and when television special effects a matter of suggestion. Production values were barely more than simple sets. Twilight Zone specialized in the grey areas of humans. A fanatic reader given access to all of the books in the world, only to break his glasses. Can there be a hell worse than one where you always win? Or a frequently referred to episode of the question of beauty, in a world where ugly is the norm. These are episodes that call on the mind. Only rarely do things explode and sometimes death might be a preferred escape. For all of you fans of the stopping time with a stop watch plot; Serling broadcast it first.

Shadmi makes it clear that as the television business grew and The Suits took over, no one had ever understood what he intended and why it worked. Instead he was squeezed out from the budget side, even as he was over extending himself with outside projects.

This may be an oversimplification, but this is a graphic Bio and there is only so much time.
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Norm K
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The Twilight Man Is a must have !!!
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019
I bought this as an advanced copy growing up watching shows like the Outer Limits, Twilight Zone , The Night Gallery it really gives you a perspective on how little talent there is today on TV. Rod Serling''s shows were awesome and after 60 years still going strong. The... See more
I bought this as an advanced copy growing up watching shows like the Outer Limits, Twilight Zone , The Night Gallery it really gives you a perspective on how little talent there is today on TV. Rod Serling''s shows were awesome and after 60 years still going strong. The Twilight zone dealt with all of life''s twists, greed. jealously etc. My daughters and I watched them all several times over. My oldest daughter was into comic books so when I saw an article about the Twilight Man book by Koren Shadami and saw it was an illustrated book similar to a comic book I had to get two one for me and one for my daughter. He put a lot of work in the illustrations and the book I definitely recommend it. Sure to be a collector''s item at some point. I couldn''t wit to get mine and I know you will be please with the quality and over style of the book.
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M. Murray
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Really well done
Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2021
This book is very respectful of the subject matter for one thing. The art is amazing and in black and white as it should be in this case. I had already read about Mr. Serling in other books but I think this medium had more comprehensive content than I have seen before.... See more
This book is very respectful of the subject matter for one thing. The art is amazing and in black and white as it should be in this case. I had already read about Mr. Serling in other books but I think this medium had more comprehensive content than I have seen before. Just a person who found their true calling in life and that always makes for a good read.
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Richard Paladin
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Brilliant
Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2021
An in depth look into the life and frustrations of one of the pioneers of television. The artwork fits the subject matter. Well done and well worth reading
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unsworthyeti
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Great Artform
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2021
Words and Visual Art: another process demonstrating the wide bellcurve of our minds.
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Kirk
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A different dimension beyond space and time
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2019
Best graphic novel I''ve ever seen. I learned stuff I never knew.
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Deborah Soto
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Very good Item
Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2019
Excellent. I am going to buy another one.
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C. T. Esq
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Feels like Serling is speaking to you
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2020
I rarely if ever post reviews but this one deserves one. Great art, great storytelling and great foreshadowing. Obviously parts are slightly fictionalized but generally lines up with other Serling biographies. Highly recommended for fans of TZ and Serling.
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Dark Messiah
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Twilight Man in the Twilight Zone
Reviewed in Germany on February 16, 2021
Der Comic erzählt auf interessante Art und Weise die Lebensgeschichte von Rod Serling und hat dabei viele erkennenswerte Fakten aus der ursprünglichen ''Twilight Zone'' parat. Aber nicht nur. Rod Serling hat auch bei anderen Shows und Filmen mitgemacht. Um diese aber...See more
Der Comic erzählt auf interessante Art und Weise die Lebensgeschichte von Rod Serling und hat dabei viele erkennenswerte Fakten aus der ursprünglichen ''Twilight Zone'' parat. Aber nicht nur. Rod Serling hat auch bei anderen Shows und Filmen mitgemacht. Um diese aber nachvollziehen zu können, muss man entweder ein Fan alter Filme und Serien und/oder mindestens 40 Jahre alt sein. Für Fans der Serie und für Fans von eher ungewöhnlichen Biografien ist diese Graphic Novel auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen.
Der Comic erzählt auf interessante Art und Weise die Lebensgeschichte von Rod Serling und hat dabei viele erkennenswerte Fakten aus der ursprünglichen ''Twilight Zone'' parat. Aber nicht nur. Rod Serling hat auch bei anderen Shows und Filmen mitgemacht. Um diese aber nachvollziehen zu können, muss man entweder ein Fan alter Filme und Serien und/oder mindestens 40 Jahre alt sein. Für Fans der Serie und für Fans von eher ungewöhnlichen Biografien ist diese Graphic Novel auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen.
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brilliant!
Reviewed in France on December 20, 2020
This was the first graphic novel type book I bought to read on Kindle (switched to reading on a tablet, where the color and resolution make them much more enjoyable). Certainly exemplifies the strengths of the medium and does justice to the fascinating story of Mr....See more
This was the first graphic novel type book I bought to read on Kindle (switched to reading on a tablet, where the color and resolution make them much more enjoyable). Certainly exemplifies the strengths of the medium and does justice to the fascinating story of Mr. Serling''s dues-paying backstory, successes, and tribulations in a satisfying way.
This was the first graphic novel type book I bought to read on Kindle (switched to reading on a tablet, where the color and resolution make them much more enjoyable). Certainly exemplifies the strengths of the medium and does justice to the fascinating story of Mr. Serling''s dues-paying backstory, successes, and tribulations in a satisfying way.
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