"The After Hours" was a The Twilight Zone graphic novel, published by Walker Books.
Description from Walker Books:
"Submitted for your approval: Marsha White, a dissatisfied shopper with an unusual problem. This is one shopping trip that is marked final sale, return only to the customer service desk—in the Twilight Zone!"
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.
- Created by Rod Serling
- Adapted by Mark Kneece
- Illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs
- Language: English
- Nationality: USA
- Product codes:
- Size: 6-5/8" x 10"
A woman was trapped in a department store, seemingly tormented by the mannequins from the store. They claimed that she was one of them, a mannequin; one that had forgotten her identity and assumed that she was a real woman.
Response and analysis
School Library Journal honored the release for preserving the "weird and creepy" elements that the Twilight Zone television series was noted for and said that the story was "brilliantly adapted." At the same time, their review expressed, "the dated and mono-cultural nature of the stories and images, both designed to reflect the feel of the 1950s world of Twilight Zone, may be off-putting to students expecting the adaptations to have a more modern or diverse feel."
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.
- "The After Hours", the original story as aired in the episode from the original TV series
- "The After Hours", the 1985 adaptation from the first TV series revival
Notes and references
- ↑ "Reviews for Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: The After Hours." School Library Journal. Retrieved: July 8, 2009.
- Walker Books. "Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: The After Hours." Walker Young Readers. Retrieved: July 8, 2009.