THE TWILIGHT ZONE VOL. 1: THE WAY OUT (Dynamite Entertainment, 2014; Softcover)
Collects The Twilight Zone #1-4 (cover dates December, 2013- April, 2014)
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Guiu Vilanova
Colorist: Vinicius Andrade
Trevor Richmond is the Wall Street type of scumbag that everyone wants to see get a what-for. After he defrauds investors and it looks like he is going to do time he enlists the help of a company who help people disappear. They can change everything about you, right on down to your fingerprints. There is of course a twist to this, which I won't go in to because spoilers suck and people who blab them without proper tags suck even harder.
J. Michael Straczynski remains one of the top writing talents in comics today. While not everything that he touches turns to gold most of it is good enough that his name alone will tip the scale in favor of a purchase for me. He really gets what The Twilight Zone is all about. This seems like it could have been an episode of the 1980s version of the series. I will be back for the next trade for sure.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 4 out of 5.
The OCD zone- Many of the variants are not collected in this book.
DVD-style Extras included in this book: Script for #1 by J. Michael Straczynski. (15 pages)
Character designs by Guiu Vilanova. (1 page)
#1 Cards, Comics, And Collectibles Exclusive cover variant. (1 page)
#1 Discount Comic Book Service Exclusive cover variant. (1 page)
#1 Fat Jack's Comicrypt Exclusive cover variant. (1 page)
#1 Midtown Comics Exclusive cover variant. (1 page)
#1 Phantom Exclusive cover variant. (1 page)
#1 Stormwatch Comics Exclusive cover variant. (1 page)
Paper stock: Decent weight glossy coated stock.
Binding: Perfect bound trade paperback.
Cardstock cover notes: Thick waxlike lamination.