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Review: The Twilight Zone: The Shadow #3

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What if you discovered your whole life was an elaborate, unbelievable fiction? And what if you found yourself tasked with creating it all over again, from the beginning? In a wondrous land bounded only by imagination, a typewriter can kill just as surely as a gun. The Shadow finds himself with an unwritten future, facing a blank page straight from a mysterious stationary store that we call… the Twilight Zone.

The Twilight Zone: The Shadow #3 is stranger than fiction, with a twist that only the Twilight Zone can deliver. Written by David Avallone, Maxwell deals with a meta-crises within himself as he tries to figure what is real, and what is fiction. In the process of doing so he is dragged into his fiction, only to encounter Justice. Fortune briefly smiles on him, as he realizes that reality and fiction are not as separate as they seem.

The manuscript page by artist Dave Acosta is simple, but elegant. It allows the story to be bolstered as Maxwell tells some of his backstory. And it’s an interesting backstory involving World War II and him learning an ancient secret.

Story: David Avallone Art: Dave Acosta
Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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