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 didnt end with;
…and Id have gotten away with it too, if it werent 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 wasnt bad but it also wasnt great. These stories appear to take place in, around and before the first Koontz novel Odd Thomas but give little insight into the characters 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 its quite good and in others its mediocre at best. Queenie Chan might want to check source material such as ATVs and guns before drawing them. She also doesnt appear to know what soaping windows at Halloween is all about.
If youre an Odd Thomas fan youll probably like this. Again it wasnt bad it just wasnt great. If youre a graphic novel collector and new to the Odd Thomas story line you may be disappointed.
If we could give half stars Id give this three and a half but we cant so three stars it is.
Hawk (Scooby Doobie Doo, where are you?!)