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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    The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television Reviews

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Literary Soirée

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • Nostalgia Reader

    An excellent biography of one of television’s pioneers. I knew pretty much nothing about Serling before reading this, but when I finished I came away with a greater appreciation for his works and wh...

  • Devann

    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalleyI am not usually one for biography books, but I do really love The Twilight Zone and I figured a graphic novel was much less of a commitment than a pr...

  • 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...

  • Maria

    A heartfelt tribute biography to the man who created "The Twilight Zone," the famous 1960s television show that was ahead of its time. A Jewish underdog intellectual, a daredevil paratrooper in World ...

  • Stephanie Griffin

    THE TWILIGHT MAN: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television, written and illustrated by Koren Shadmi, tells the story of the genius behind The Twilight Zone.Shadmi, living in India, didn’t see the ori...