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SDCC: JMS Writing New Twilight Zone Comic Series

SDCC: JMS Writing New Twilight Zone Comic Series

The series will be published by Dynamite.



Source: The Beat

Our friends at the Beat are reporting that J Michael Straczynski will be writing a new Twilight Zone series.  Straczynski, better known as JMS by those who don't want to type his hard to spell name out over and over again, previously contributed scripts to an 80's revival of the series and was later a script editor for the show.  

Here's a little quote about how he'll organize things:

Individual stand-alone issues don’t give the issue-to-issue continuity you need to consistently bring in modern readers, and if it’s a year long arc, it’s not an anthology. The solution: three four-issue arcs that are connected by theme, character, and location… so that in reading one arc you get one side of the story, with its own supernatural or science-fiction elements, then you turn the character around to another character in that sequence who has his or her own story for the next four issues… and then at the end, you connect all of these individual stories into one overlapping tapestry, so you could literally view the book as individual stories as initially published, or layer the pages to create one big story. It’s a cool structure that I’m not sure has been attempted before, so this will be an awful lot of fun.

If he completes the series, this could be quite a coup for Dynamite.  Despite many fans' misgivings about the creator's ability to complete projects and his controversial statements online, Ten Grand showed that JMS can still write a decent comic.





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