SDCC 2013: Dynamite Announces The Twilight Zone Comic, with J. Michael Straczynski as Ongoing Writer

twilogoDynamite is keeping the announcements coming, this time by signing a deal with CBS Consumer Products to create a comic book series based on one of the most captivating television shows of all time, The Twilight Zone, featuring all-new tales of science and superstition as written by acclaimed author and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, one of the privileged few celebrated as a Special Guest of San Diego Comic-Con International 2013.

The Twilight Zone took millions of television viewers on a weekly journey to another dimension, starting in 1959.  The enduring success of The Twilight Zone spawned three revival series (one of which featured episodes written by J. Michael Straczynski), a feature film, novels, comics, and other related merchandise.

J. Michael Straczynski is the perfect choice to reinvent a television icon for the comics medium after spending many successful years straddling both media.  In television, Straczynski has written over 300 produced episodes and six TV movies.  In film, Straczynski’s credits include five produced movies in six years: Changeling for director Clint Eastwood, Ninja Assassin for the Wachowkis, Thor for Kenneth Branagh, Underworld Awakening, and World War Z for Paramount and Brad Pitt.  He has written nearly 400 published comics for Marvel, DC and Image, including The Amazing Spider-Man for seven years, followed by Thor, The Fantastic Four, Before Watchmen, and others.

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