Friday, November 18, 2016

The Twilight Zone: The Shadow by David Avallone

The Shadow is part of my past.  In the great days of radio, there was a regular show about him.  I bought some of the old broadcasts on tape and when we camped, Mom and I would listen to them while doing puzzles.  The thought of him returning was fascinating and then when they combined him with a Twilight Zone theme, I knew I had to read this one.

Diamond Entertainment and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

He's killing Nazis and just barely gets away when the car is hit.  When he opens his eyes again, he's in a new place and is a new person.  He's not a crime fighter.  He's a professional voice on the radio.  He has no idea how he got there...

As the story goes on, his life keeps changing.  He's wearing more than one look (he refers to them as masks) and he knows something is wrong but he doesn't know how to fix it.  Which personality is really his own?  Why does his typewriter try to eat him?  Will he ever get out of this mess?

There will be future anthologies that will continue this series.  The graphics are colorful and intense.  They are also appropriate for the time period of the Shadow.  All in all, this was a good, interesting read.

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