The newly revamped icv2.com reports that UK publisher Walker Books is launching a series of eight graphic novels based on classic episodes of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. The first two volumes will be out in October, just one year shy of the show’s 50th Anniversary.
Mark Kneece, who has written for Marvel, DC and Kitchen Sink Press, is adapting the episodes, all of which were originally written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, and the graphic novels are being illustrated by artists from Savannah College of Art and Design’s Sequential Arts Program.
The first two graphic novels adapt two first season episodes, Walking Distance (pictured left, from October 30th of 1959, in which Martin Sloan, a successful middle-aged man, attempts to re-enter the world of his childhood) and The After Hours (pictured above, from June 10th of 1960, the story of a woman trapped inside a department store where the mannequins come to life once the store is closed).
icv2 also reports on plans by Bluewater Productions to release the graphic novel collection of its Flying Saucers vs. The Earth comic book series in August, adapting the classic 1956 film Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, under its “Ray Harryhausen Presents” banner. Full story here
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.