The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television

The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television

A illustrated biographical tale that follows Hollywood revolutionary Rod Serling's rise to fame in the Golden Age of Television, and his descent into his personal Twilight Zone.

We recognize Rod Serling as our sharply dressed, cigarette-smoking tour guide of The Twilight Zone, but the entertainment business once regarded him as the "Angry Young Man" of Hollywood. Before he became the revered master of science fiction, Rod Serling was a just a writer who had to fight to make his voice heard. He vehemently challenged the networks and viewership alike to expand their minds and standards―rejecting notions of censorship, racism and war. But it wasn’t until he began to write about real world enemies in the guise of aliens and monsters that people lent their ears. In doing so, he pushed the television industry to the edge of glory, and himself to the edge of sanity. Rod operated in a dimension beyond that of contemporary society, making him both a revolutionary and an outsider.

Title:The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781643375717
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  • Julie

    The Twilight Man by Koren Shadmi is a 2019 Life Drawn publication. An imaginative biographical novel Rod Serling would approve of! Well, how cool is this? The second I saw this book I knew I had to re...

  • Jen/The Tolkien Gal/??????

    It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the s...

  • David Schaafsma

    I wasn't inclined to like this book, as I have mixed-feelings memories of the one book I had read from Shadmi, his kind of shallow story of his year as a Love (Sex) Addict, going on dating sites obses...

  • Jon Nakapalau

    I am a big Rod Serling fan - so it is hard for me not to like anything about him. This GN is a balanced and reflective examination of one of our great playwrights (yes, I said great playwrights) and l...

  • Literary SoirÚe

    This graphic novelized bio of The Twilight Zone creator offers a sensitive, creative take on Serling and is sure to be coveted by the many rabid fans of the show. It captures the essence of the genius...

  • Chad

    This was excellent. Shadmi uses a framing device where Serling tells his life story to an airplane passenger sitting next to him. It has the feeling of an episode of The Twilight Zone. Not only do we ...

  • Rod Brown

    An informative and engaging biography of Rod Serling told as if it were an episode of "The Twilight Zone." It delves deeply into the influence that World War II, PTSD, and boxing had on Serling's writ...

  • Jen

    Before I say anything else, that ending, OOF! So good and a great hat-tip to The Twilight Zone.It's amazing how so many things I read, even when not specifically about war, always show in some way, th...

  • Ed Erwin

    Wonderful short biography of Rod Serling, done in a way that feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone.I'd known basically nothing about him before. Turns out his life story is pretty interesting. An...

  • Laura

    For those who are familiar with the Twilight Zone, this graphic novel version of Rod Serling's life reads like an extended twilight zone story. It starts with Rod on board a flight, where he strikes u...