Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? by Mark Kneece, Rod Serling


Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? by Mark Kneece, Rod Serling

State troopers investigate footprints leading from a mysterious crash site to a diner, where a group of passengers from a bus trip are waiting out a snowstorm. The only patrons of the roadside eatery are the bus passengers, but there is one more diner than there were people on the bus. Suspicion grows among the stranded travellers as they try to guess which one of them is from the alleged UFO. Who is the real Martian? The intergalactic twist provides the classic Twilight Zone surprise ending.


'Serling's imagination opens doors to a wondrous land '

About the Author

Mark Kneece, Rod Serling

Mark Kneece co-wrote a story in Alien World in 1987 for Pacific Comics and discovered a talent for comics writing. He has written stories for Hellraiser (Marvel / Epic), Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (DC Comics), The Spirit: New Adventures (Kitchen Sink Press) and Tarzan for the syndicated newspaper strip (United Media). He is the author of the Twilight Zone series, published by Bloomsbury in 2009.

Rod Serling was born in Syracuse, New York, the second of two sons of Esther (née Cooper) and Samuel Lawrence Serling. His brother, Robert J. Serling, later became a novelist. Serling was raised in Binghamton, New York, where he later graduated from Binghamton Central High School. He earned his B.A. in 1950 from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Though brought up in a Jewish family, Serling became a Unitarian Universalist. Serling's family had a summer home on Cayuga Lake, in New York's Finger Lakes region, which inspired the name "Cayuga Productions" for use on Twilight Zone productions.

The first episode of the Twilight Zone was shown in 1959.

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72 pages


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Publication date

7th September 2009



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