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Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: Walking Distance
WB GN Walking-distance
Publisher:Walker Books
Series:Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone
Volume:Volume 1
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Cover Date:October 2008
Cover Price:$9.99 USD
Cover Credits:
Pages:72 pages
Format:Color; Graphic Novel
Writers:Rod Serling (writer), Mark Kneece (adapter)
Artists:Dove McHargue (illustrator)
Previous Issue:Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: The After Hours
Next Issue:Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
For the TV episode, see Walking Distance.

"Walking Distance" was a The Twilight Zone graphic novel, published by Walker Books.

Description from Walker Books:

"Destination: Homewood. Step off the beaten path as Martin Sloan takes the journey of a lifetime. Somewhere up the road he’s looking for redemption— but he’ll find something entirely different."

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 man on a journey finds that it is one not traveled in distance, but in time.

Response and analysis

Critical response

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." With "Walking Distance" in particular, they noted that the story's "message that reclaiming your past is impossible," making the story better suited for adults than children—that is, those with more of a past to be reclaimed.[1]

Notes and annotations

See also

Notes and references


  1. "Reviews for Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: The After Hours." School Library Journal. Retrieved: July 8, 2009.


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