February 10, 2009


New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz made his first move into the comics scene with the bestselling original graphic novel In Odd We Trust. Now, teamed with some of the most talented and well-established names in comics, Koontz returns with a graphic novel adaptation of one of his bestselling thrillers: DEAN KOONTZ’S FRANKENSTEIN: PRODIGAL SON (Del Rey hardcover; February 3, 2009).

Featuring an adaptation by legendary comic book writer Chuck Dixon and gorgeous illustrations by acclaimed artist Brett Booth, DEAN KOONTZ’S FRANKENSTEIN: PRODIGAL SON was originally released in a five-issue single comic format by Dabel Brothers Publishing. The chilling first arc of the comic books comes together in a hardbound edition that will thrill both Koontz fans and comic fans alike.

In the nineteenth century, Dr. Victor Frankenstein brought his notorious creation to life, but a horrible turn of events forced him to abandon it and slip away from the public eye. Two centuries later, a serial killer is on the loose in New Orleans, gruesomely salvaging body parts from each of his victims, as if trying to assemble a perfect human being.

Detective Carson O’Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner, Michael Maddison, would back her up all the way to Hell itself—and that just may be where their new case leads. For as they investigate the strange killings, O’Connor and Madison find themselves drawn into a weird underworld of deception and secrets where a man named Victor Helios has created an entire race of perfectly engineered people who are meant to take humankind’s place one day. But something is happening to some of Helios’s creations, and it may be that this bizarre serial killer is the least of the detectives’ worries.

In classic Koontz fashion, DEAN KOONTZ’S FRANKENSTEIN: PRODIGAL SON is a story filled with fast-paced action, gripping terror, and thrilling adventure.

The story will continue in volume 2.


Dean Koontz is the critically acclaimed bestselling author of more than seventy novels, many of which have achieved the top spot on the New York Times bestseller list. He and his wife live in Southern California.

Chuck Dixon has been writing comic books since the late 1970s. His portfolio includes works from every major American comic book publisher, including DC Comics’ Batman, Detective Comics, Catwoman, and Robin, Crossgen’s Sigil and Way of the Rat, Marvel Comics’ Moon Knight and Punisher War Zone, and the bestselling comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Brett Booth has been a popular comic book artist since the early 1990s, when he attracted attention for his work on Image Comics’s Backlash, based on a character he co-created with Jim Lee. Since then, Booth has worked on dozens of titles throughout the comic book industry, including Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four and X-Men, a crossover featuring Backlash and Spider-Man, Wildstorm’s Thundercats: Dogs of War, and the Dabel Brothers’ adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter. Booth lives in Texas with his wife and many dogs.

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