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Time and Again
Jack Finney
This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki, Nathan Burgoine, Toby W. Rush, Rhiannon Kelly, Ryan Estrada, George Page III, Chandler Kaiden, Tom Francis, Grace Seybold, D.L.E. Roger, Daliso Chaponda, John Takis, Ada Hoffmann, Rebecca Black, Karen Stay Ahlstrom, Gord Sellar, M
The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (Twilight Zone (Walker Hardcover)) - Mark Kneece;Rod Serling When I was a kid I never really liked The Twilight Zone. I'd start out with good intentions, because it seemed like exactly the type of thing I should like, as a kid who cleared the library shelves of UFO and paranormal books every time I visited and watched Tales from the Crypt, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, and The X-Files religiously. The Twilight Zone should have entertained me endlessly during those Sci-Fi Channel marathons, but I could never really focus on it. Except for a couple of stories - Time Enough at Last and The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.

There was just something about Maple Street. I dunno if it was the cool mystery of it all, the Cold War hysteria, or the kid who managed to manipulate everyone. It was probably a combination of all of those.

This graphic novel tells the story of Maple Street faithfully, with the same events, the same dialogue and the same (slightly cop-out, I feel) ending. I'm just not sure how necessary it is. I mean, it doesn't really add anything to the dimension or layers of the story; it's another visual retelling of a story that's already been remade once to touch upon modern-day fears. The comic is pretty well-done but it doesn't add anything more to it.