Press ReleasesMay 13, 2010
DEAN KOONTZ'S FRANKENSTEIN CONTINUES AT DYNAMITE!
Get Dean Koontz’ Frankenstein: Prodigal Son Vol. 2 #1 at a comic book store near you this July!
May 13, 2010, Runnemede, NJ – Coming this July from the masterly pen of New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz-and featuring an adaptation by legendary comic book writer Chuck Dixon-is Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, a story filled with fast-paced action, gripping horror, and thrilling adventure! In the story, Detectives O’Conner and Maddison delve deeper into the mysterious life of Victor Helios, trying to uncover his ultimate goal. Members of Victor’s “New Race” begin to show that they are not as perfect as planned. Randall Six continues his quest to escape from Hands of Mercy, as Officer Harker descends further into madness. And Erika Helios discovers some of her husbands’ unfinished creations.
Dean Koontz, one of America’s best storytellers, frequently incorporates elements of horror, science fiction, mystery, and even humor in his novels. His books have consistently appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, with ten hardcovers and fourteen paperbacks reaching the number one slot.
“Every time I get an issue of these beautiful comics based on my Frankenstein novels, my bone structure changes, my body morphs, the lines smooth out of my face, and I am a kid again, full of glee and wonder and expectations of spooky thrills.”–Dean Koontz
“I’m so pleased that I can bring this graphic novel adaptation to its shocking, violent and grisly conclusion,” says co-writer Chuck Dixon. “It’s alive! As much as I love the horror genre, this part of the story moves into an area I’ve more expertise at. Mainly, wild and crazy action with lots of guns and derring-do.”
“I’m really looking forward to getting my hands dirty on Frankenstein with a master at the horror craft,” says artist Scott Cohn. “And my liver. And my spleen.”
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ABOUT DEAN KOONTZ:
Dean Koontz is the critically acclaimed bestselling author of more than 70 novels. His books are published in 38 languages and have sold over 400 million copies worldwide. Eleven of his books have achieved the #1 top spot on the New York Times Bestseller List. He and his wife, Gerda, live in Southern California. Visit him at www.deankoontz.com.
ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, the publishing division of DYNAMIC FORCES, INC., was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including Red Sonja, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their more recent launches – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
Aside from their monthly periodical comic book series, DYNAMITE also produces new and classic material, including Tim Truman’s SCOUT, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s BORDERLINE and TALES OF TERROR, Jim Starlin’s DREADSTAR, as well as well as reprint editions of classic RED SONJA material.
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