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Del Rey announced this week that they will publish two more graphic novels starring the Dean Koontz character Odd Thomas. Like the previously published In Odd We Trust, both graphic novels will be set in the time period before the four novels that have starred the fry cook who can communicate with the dead.
According to the press release, Odd Thomas “has inspired more readers’ letters than any other” of Koontz’s characters. The two books are in addition to Odd Is On Our Side, which is due this October and was written by Koontz and Fred Van Lente, with art by Queenie Chan.
The first book, Odd Is My Co-Pilot, will be scripted by James Kuhoric (Legendary Talespinners, Battlestar Galactica, Dead Irons) and illustrated by Chan. The second new graphic novel will be scripted by Landry Q. Walker (Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade, Little Gloomy) and illustrated by Ikari Studio. Both of the just-announced books will be based on outlines by Dean Koontz. Publication is planned for 2011-2012.