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Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: Death's Head Revisited
WB GN Deaths-head
Publisher:Walker Books
Series:Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone
Volume:Volume 1
Alternate Number:
Cover Date:June 2009
Cover Price:$9.99 USD (SC), $16.99 USD (HC)
Cover Credits:
Pages:72 pages
Format:Color; Graphic Novel
Editors:
Writers:Rod Serling (writer), Mark Kneece (adapter)
Artists:Chris Lie (illustrator)
Previous Issue:Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33
Next Issue:Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: The Midnight Sun
For the TV episode, see Death's Head Revisited.

"Death's Head Revisited" was a The Twilight Zone graphic novel, published by Walker Books.

Description from Walker Books:

"Location: Dachau concentration camp years after World War II. A retired German SS captain returns to reminisce about his days in power. Until he finds himself at the mercy of those he tortured, and on trial by those who died at his hands. Justice will finally be served . . . in the Twilight Zone."

Series information

The graphic novel series by Walker Books, as part of their young readers line, adapts stories written by The Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling for the iconic television series. The series began in October, 2008, with the publication of graphic novel treatments of the episodes "The After Hours" and "Walking Distance". New adaptations for other memorable original stories were released in the spring and summer of 2009.

Publication details

  • Size: 6-5/8" x 10"

Story summary

A Nazi had managed to escape punishment for his sadistic acts during World War II until he came back to visit the scene of his crimes.

Response and analysis

Critical response

School Library Journal again applauded the line of graphic novels for remaining true to the original stories while helping to introduce them to a new, potentially younger audience. In addition, they noted that because the novels are based off of the original scripts, readers already familiar with the television version may still find a few surprises.[1] Booklist commented that the story is "occasionally powerful and frequently creepy," having made a smooth, effective transition to the graphic format. In fact, the review remarked, "The scope of the imagery is grander than anything Serling could’ve attained (or even wanted), but for newcomers the sweeping scale will adaquately replace TV’s inherent claustrophobia."[2]

Notes and annotations

  • The story in the graphic novel was based off of the original story written by Rod Serling, famously featured in The Twilight Zone TV series episode of the same name.
  • An endnote to the story features similarities of the story with that of real-life Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, who was tried for his crimes around the time the original story was written.[2]

See also

Notes and references

Notes

  1. "Reviews for Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: Death's Head Revisited." School Library Journal. Retrieved: July 8, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Reviews for Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: Death's Head Revisited." Booklist. Retrieved: July 8, 2009.

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