The Twilight Zone Premiere, Prestige Edition

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Publisher (Indicia)
NOW Comics (A division of NOW Entertainment Company)
Place of Publication
Northbrook, Illinois
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52 p. ; 6.75 x 10.25 "

The first issue of Now Comics anthology series inspired by the television series The Twilight Zone. This issue features an adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original teleplay for the episode Crazy As A Soup Sandwich.

This edition of the comic, titled The Twilight Zone Premiere/Prestige Edition on the indicia, is squarebound on higher quality paper, and features Crazy As A Soup Sandwich and Ellison's introduction "Riding The Daymare," along with the short story Darkness On The Face Of The Deep, which only appears in this edition. This edition features the full wraparound cover, with blue borders and logo.

In the early-’90s publisher Now Comics licensed The Twilight Zone and launched an anthology title based on the classic television series. The series sent through several series, annuals, and specials.

“Crazy” was an original teleplay from the 1980s CBS revival of The Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone ran for a two seasons (1985-87) before being canceled. CBS then commissioned a third season of half-hour episodes so that the show could be run in syndication. “Crazy” was part of that third season of episodes, and was one of the last episodes aired, originally appearing April 1, 1989. It is the story of a loan shark named Arky Lochner who makes a deal with a demon and the deals he has to make to get out of that deal.