Odd Is On Our Side?

Odd Is on Our Side
By: Dean Koontz, Fred Van Lente & Queenie Chan

I was honestly surprised when this graphic novel didn’t end with;

“…and I’d have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!”

It felt rushed and came across like a bad episode of the ‘Scooby-Doo Mysteries’.

This is the second Odd Thomas graphic novel. The story wasn’t bad but it also wasn’t great. These stories appear to take place in, around and before the first Koontz novel ‘Odd Thomas’ but give little insight into the character’s growth and development. Nothing new or hidden is revealed that adds to the multiple novel story arc.

The writing is fairly lackluster often trying to sound clever and falling flat. Reading between the lines in the story development notes at the back of the book Dean Koontz had rather little to do with the writing of this book and it shows.

The art ranges all over the place. In some spots it’s quite good and in others it’s mediocre at best. Queenie Chan might want to check source material such as ATVs and guns before drawing them. She also doesn’t appear to know what soaping windows at Halloween is all about.

If you’re an Odd Thomas fan you’ll probably like this. Again it wasn’t bad it just wasn’t great. If you’re a graphic novel collector and new to the Odd Thomas story line you may be disappointed.

If we could give half stars I’d give this three and a half but we can’t so three stars it is.

Hawk (Scooby Doobie Doo, where are you?!)


  1. Jes

    Kinda like in the Odd series. Odd Hours wasn’t as good as the others.

  2. Hawk (Post author)

    Yeah, the last couple novels in the series were sliding down hill. I think he’s running out of ideas but the fan fervor for the character wont let him stop.


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