I previously mentioned Double the Odd forthcoming from book clubs sucj as The Literary Guild. At the time details were sparse. Turns out it’s a two-for-one containing the first two Odd Thomas Manga: In Odd We Trust and Odd Is On Our Side.
Here’s the official details:
Illustrated by Queenie Chan (The Dreaming, and co-author of In Odd We Trust), Dean Koontz’ Double the Oddbrings two original adventures of Odd Thomas—the 19-year old short order cook who communes with the dead—into graphic novel form.
After death, some spirits just want a little company, but others want justice, and their motto is In Odd We Trust. Now the specter of a very frightened boy rouses Odd to root out the evil suddenly infecting sunny Pico Mundo. But even with his special ability—and the police and his pistol-packing girlfriend, Stormy, backing him—is Odd any match for a faceless killer who’s always one step ahead?
In Odd Is On Our Side (co-written by Fred Van Lente of Cowboys & Aliens fame), it’s Halloween, and Odd senses that something more sinister than make-believe goblins and ghouls is on the prowl. But even his frequent visitor, the shade of Elvis Presley, can’t seem to point him in the right direction. Is something wicked afoot in the remote barn guarded by devilish masked men? Has All Hallows Eve taken a malevolent turn? Or is the pleading ghost of a trick-or-treater a frightening omen of doom?
Times are twice as odd in Pico Mundo, in our exclusive 2-in-1 manga-style omnibus.
Here’s an interesting tidbit from a recent Fangoria interview with Mick Garris:
FANG: Has your close association with King cost you other work or created any kind of industry backlash?
GARRIS: Well, I’ve never told this story before. After I finished QUICKSILVER HIGHWAY, I was offered a miniseries based on a Dean Koontz book. I wasn’t really sure I wanted to commit to anything, and I didn’t know the book, but I said I’d read it. About a week later, I heard Koontz supposedly said, “No way! Not the Stephen King guy!” But most of the backlash I get is from the Kubrick fans who can’t believe that we remade THE SHINING. I take a lot of heat from them. But we just wanted to make something truer to the book. But, any negatives are far overweighed by the positives. Stephen is just an amazing and generous guy.
Here’s the cover image for issue #4 of Prodigal Son volume 2. The folks at Bloody Disgusting have a complete review and additional images.
Amazon.com is now listing a trade paperback edition of Midnight list-priced $16.00. No cover image is available yet.
No cover image yet but Amazon does now have a listing for the paperback edition of What the Night Knows. No word as to whether Darkness Under the Sun will be included in this edition.
I’m sure he’ll do fine but the fresh memories of Anton Yelchin’s Russian accent as Chekov in 2009’s Star Trek, just wouldn’t leave my mind when I heard that he’s been cast in the upcoming Odd Thomas film. Do you think he’s right for the part?
On April 26th, Bantam will be re-issuing the Dark Rivers of the Heart, Icebound, and Winter Moon mass-market paperbacks for just $5.99 each with special announcements as such on the covers.
Surfing around I just stumbled over the forthcoming trade paperback re-releases of The Eyes of Darkness and Hideaway coming out on April 5th and June 7th respectively. Both include Afterwords as with other previously releases in this series.
According to Previews Issue 269 it looks like there’s going to be three different covers for Nevermore #2.
Found this at a Borders bookstore last night: