Washed up boxer Bolie Jackson is about to be knocked down and counted out when Henry, a young neighbor with magical powers, makes the biggest, tallest wish he could think offor Bolie to win the match. But believing in magic doesn't come easily to some people. Rejecting Henry's wish could end Bolie's career and ruin a young boy's faith in magic. They each have to the count of ten to make their choice . . . in the Twilight Zone.
One of most ground-breaking shows in the history of television, The Twilight Zone has become a permanent fixture in pop culture. This new graphic novel series re-imagines the show's most enduring episodes, in all their original uncut glory, originally written by Rod Serling himself, and now adapted for a new generationa generation that has ridden Disney's Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride, studied old episodes in school, watched the annual marathons, and paid homage to the show through the many random take-offs that show up in movies and TV shows everywhere.
About the Author
ROD SERLING (creator) has won the most Emmy awards for dramatic writing in the history of television. He wrote over seventy-five episodes of the Twilight Zone series, for which he won three of his Emmys. He was also the show's host and narrator.
MARK KNEECE (adaptor) has written stories for numerous comics, including Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. He helped found the sequential art department at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and teaches comics writing as a professor of sequential art. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
CHRIS LIE (illustrator, The Big Tall Wish) has worked with several comic publishers on properties such as GI Joe, Transformers, Return to Labyrinth, and Dungeons and Dragons. He also illustrated Deaths-Head Revisited. He lives in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Who doesn't like a dark and twisted tale? The Twilight Zone franchise has the market cornered on twisted stories. And now readers can experience THE TWILIGHT ZONE in graphic novel form. In THE BIG TALL WISH, a has-been boxer, Bolie Jackson, is determined to make a comeback. He is scheduled to fight that night. A young neighbor boy wishes Bolie well and promises to make a wish to keep him from getting hurt. Before the fight begins, Bolie finds himself with a broken hand when his anger at his agent overtakes him. But Bolie refuses to give up and has his trainer tape his hand even tighter. But it's not enough to keep Bolie from getting beaten and knocked out. When Bolie comes to, the world has been altered and he's standing as the winner. Anyone who knows The Twilight Zone understands that there can never be a happy ending. Bolie doesn't leave a good thing alone. When he questions how he came to be the winner, the wish that Henry made starts to unravel. THE BIG TALL WISH is just one of a variety of THE TWILIGHT ZONE stories that have been captured in graphic clarity. The story has been adapted from the original script that aired on television in the 1960s. THE BIG TALL WISH is told with the dark colors that made the show that much creepier. The only way that this story would've been darker was if the illustrator had kept to the traditional black-and-white coloring that The Twilight Zone was known for.