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When things get scary, it’s nice to know that Odd is on our side.   The one and only Odd Thomas is back—in his second edgy and enthralling graphic-novel adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz. It’s Halloween in Pico Mundo, California, and there’s a whiff of something wicked in the autumn air. While the town prepares for its annual festivities When things get scary, it’s nice to know that Odd is on our side.   The one and only Odd Thomas is back—in his second edgy and enthralling graphic-novel adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz. It’s Halloween in Pico Mundo, California, and there’s a whiff of something wicked in the autumn air. While the town prepares for its annual festivities, young fry cook Odd Thomas can’t shake the feeling that make-believe goblins and ghouls aren’t the only things on the prowl. And he should know, since he can see what others cannot: the spirits of the restless dead. But even his frequent visitor, the specter of Elvis Presley, can’t seem to point Odd in the right direction. With the help of his gun-toting girlfriend, Stormy, Odd is out to uncover the terrible truth. Is something sinister afoot in the remote barn guarded by devilish masked men? Has All Hallows Eve mischief taken a malevolent turn? Or is the pleading ghost of a trick-or-treater a frightening omen of doom?  


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When things get scary, it’s nice to know that Odd is on our side.   The one and only Odd Thomas is back—in his second edgy and enthralling graphic-novel adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz. It’s Halloween in Pico Mundo, California, and there’s a whiff of something wicked in the autumn air. While the town prepares for its annual festivities When things get scary, it’s nice to know that Odd is on our side.   The one and only Odd Thomas is back—in his second edgy and enthralling graphic-novel adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz. It’s Halloween in Pico Mundo, California, and there’s a whiff of something wicked in the autumn air. While the town prepares for its annual festivities, young fry cook Odd Thomas can’t shake the feeling that make-believe goblins and ghouls aren’t the only things on the prowl. And he should know, since he can see what others cannot: the spirits of the restless dead. But even his frequent visitor, the specter of Elvis Presley, can’t seem to point Odd in the right direction. With the help of his gun-toting girlfriend, Stormy, Odd is out to uncover the terrible truth. Is something sinister afoot in the remote barn guarded by devilish masked men? Has All Hallows Eve mischief taken a malevolent turn? Or is the pleading ghost of a trick-or-treater a frightening omen of doom?  

30 review for Odd Is on Our Side

  1. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    Another Manga graphic novel featuring Koontz's Odd protagonist in his earlier years. I like this one much better than the first graphic novel. This one felt complete and untrusted. Also, it felt a little more true to the original Odd Thomas novel. Even though this are prequels, I continue to believe it is better appreciated after reading a few of the books. Also (view spoiler)[this series of graphic novels makes me sad we only get Stormy in the first novel of the main storyline (hide spoiler)] ["b Another Manga graphic novel featuring Koontz's Odd protagonist in his earlier years. I like this one much better than the first graphic novel. This one felt complete and untrusted. Also, it felt a little more true to the original Odd Thomas novel. Even though this are prequels, I continue to believe it is better appreciated after reading a few of the books. Also (view spoiler)[this series of graphic novels makes me sad we only get Stormy in the first novel of the main storyline (hide spoiler)]

  2. 4 out of 5

    Montzalee Wittmann

    Odd Is on Our Side (Odd Thomas Graphic Novel #2) by Fred Van Lente I have read an Odd Thomas book before and thought I would try the graphic novel and really liked it. Clean, easy to read text. Great art. Easy to follow story. Halloween and Odd senses trouble but can't find it. He thinks he finds it but is tricked, but not for long! I love that he can see ghosts and other creatures. Especially Elvis! Lol! Odd Is on Our Side (Odd Thomas Graphic Novel #2) by Fred Van Lente I have read an Odd Thomas book before and thought I would try the graphic novel and really liked it. Clean, easy to read text. Great art. Easy to follow story. Halloween and Odd senses trouble but can't find it. He thinks he finds it but is tricked, but not for long! I love that he can see ghosts and other creatures. Especially Elvis! Lol!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Dustin the wind Crazy little brown owl

    A significant improvement from the first Odd Thomas Graphic Novel, In Odd We Trust. This is a great Halloween read since the story takes place on Halloween duh :-) I like that Dean is allowing this series of graphic novels to take a different direction from his books. It's almost like an alternate reality - I'm a big fan of the television series FRINGE. :-) I'm rating this a 4 star book - keep in mind that although there is nothing super fantastically amazing in this little book, I rate based on t A significant improvement from the first Odd Thomas Graphic Novel, In Odd We Trust. This is a great Halloween read since the story takes place on Halloween duh :-) I like that Dean is allowing this series of graphic novels to take a different direction from his books. It's almost like an alternate reality - I'm a big fan of the television series FRINGE. :-) I'm rating this a 4 star book - keep in mind that although there is nothing super fantastically amazing in this little book, I rate based on the time and effort I put into the book and what I get in return - I didn't have to invest much into this and it entertained me.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Wilde Sky

    A young man who can see the souls of dead people tries to stop a Halloween tragedy. I thought that some aspects of the story were very familiar but overall it was still a reasonable read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Fun little Halloween tale. Getting to know Stormy remains a bittersweet experience.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Chloe (Always Booked)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I enjoyed this graphic novel. I haven’t read any of the others in the Odd series(novels or graphic novels) but I still enjoyed jumping in and meeting these characters. This book got me attached to and intrigued by Odd so I may go check out the novels. This is the story of Odd Thomas. He can see dead people and when he starts seeing them warning him, he wonders what’s about to happen. It’s Halloween and there’s a “safe Halloween” event as well as a rude pumpkin rolling event by the school jocks wh I enjoyed this graphic novel. I haven’t read any of the others in the Odd series(novels or graphic novels) but I still enjoyed jumping in and meeting these characters. This book got me attached to and intrigued by Odd so I may go check out the novels. This is the story of Odd Thomas. He can see dead people and when he starts seeing them warning him, he wonders what’s about to happen. It’s Halloween and there’s a “safe Halloween” event as well as a rude pumpkin rolling event by the school jocks where they steal jack o lanterns and roll them down a hill. At some point in the past, there was an evil man who handed out poisoned candy and injured many kids and killed one. He had also fatally poisoned his wife. He gets released from jail and dresses up like a woman and fills the party piñata with poisoned candy and sets a bomb (thus the evil that the dead people were warning Odd about). In the end, Odd and his gf Stormy save the day, along with writer Ozzie and his editor. I thought this graphic novel was good but kind of blah. It was also somewhat hard to pick up after you put it down since there’s quite a few characters. Overall entertaining and intriguing but I would definitely go with the novels if I wanted more from this series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Edoardo Albert

    Ah, the pitfalls of being a franchise author. Now, I thought it was simply a matter of chucking out a few half-formed ideas to your writerly minion and then sitting back and counting the royalties as they flow in, while throwing the odd (get it?) groat to your amanuensis but, it turns out, that is not the case at all. So, here you are, Dean Koontz, bestselling author, owner of the best hair transplant this side of Elton John, dog owner and, now, faithful Catholic after a rather dodgy period in y Ah, the pitfalls of being a franchise author. Now, I thought it was simply a matter of chucking out a few half-formed ideas to your writerly minion and then sitting back and counting the royalties as they flow in, while throwing the odd (get it?) groat to your amanuensis but, it turns out, that is not the case at all. So, here you are, Dean Koontz, bestselling author, owner of the best hair transplant this side of Elton John, dog owner and, now, faithful Catholic after a rather dodgy period in your youth when you embraced some distinctly dodgy form of nihilistic transhumanism (I must be one of the few people to have read Koontz's 1976 novel A Darkness in My Soul which backs up this contention), and now, after working all your life seven days a week turning out four novels a year you think maybe it's time to sit back, work the kinks out of your typing fingers and let someone else bring in a few of the bucks. See, you've got this bestselling character that your fans have really warmed to - and he's a bit of a personal favourite too - and your agent mentioned this manga stuff to you a while back and you still remember the sting: 'What's more, you don't even have to write it, Dean. The characters are so strong, they'll take the strain even if someone else does the writing.' And you think, 'Yeah... They are, aren't they. It'd be kind of interesting to see how someone else sees them - at least till the movie deal comes through. Why not?' 'Of course, you get script approval, Dean.' Turns out, that was just as well. Ozzie Boone black? Well, you could live with that, even if it wasn't how you saw him, but then you read the plot and, yes, it's yet another mad-fundy-Christian-poisons-trick-or-treaters potboiler. Look, you know potboilers, you've stewed enough plots in your time to feed half the homeless in Pico Mundo, and even you wouldn't stoop that low, even if you weren't, actually, you know, a Christian rather than someone like, er, Fred Van Lente, who apparently gets all his knowledge of this obscure sect from the more lurid episodes of cop shows and the anthropological investigations of Salon and the Huffington Post. You take a deep sigh. You run a red line through that particular plotline. You suggest something else and you resolve that, in future, you'll write your own books. Leave the author farming to Clive Cussler and James Patterson; you're an honest workman and you resolve to remain so.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nefariousbig

    What can one say about ole Odd? Dean Koontz doesn't make me feel silly for liking him. It actually makes me feel good when I find a character that holds my interest through a series. While the stories are all somewhat predictable, they are always entertaining, funny, and sometimes melancholy. In the new graphic novels, manga artist Queenie Chan, does a great job illustrating the Odd stories. She gives Odd a face that looks EXACTLY as one might imagine. The images don't detract from the stories, What can one say about ole Odd? Dean Koontz doesn't make me feel silly for liking him. It actually makes me feel good when I find a character that holds my interest through a series. While the stories are all somewhat predictable, they are always entertaining, funny, and sometimes melancholy. In the new graphic novels, manga artist Queenie Chan, does a great job illustrating the Odd stories. She gives Odd a face that looks EXACTLY as one might imagine. The images don't detract from the stories, they actually give more of a connection to the "oddness" that Koontz is weaving. A quick read that offers something entertaining to look at AND read. "If all the hitchhikers I picked up were as interesting as Odd, I would just drive around picking up hitchhikers!" -- fpw

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dave

    I had no idea this was a graphic novel when I bought it from the Kindle store. Graphic novels don't work well on electronic book-readers. That being said, I'm not sure what benefit illustrating an Odd Thomas book confers. Koontz is a master at connecting us with, and stimulating, our imagination. Why try to illustrate a short version of a classic series? It doesn't work for me on many levels. Don't buy it. I had no idea this was a graphic novel when I bought it from the Kindle store. Graphic novels don't work well on electronic book-readers. That being said, I'm not sure what benefit illustrating an Odd Thomas book confers. Koontz is a master at connecting us with, and stimulating, our imagination. Why try to illustrate a short version of a classic series? It doesn't work for me on many levels. Don't buy it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Gray

    I have a new favorite of the Odd Thomas series! I think I actually prefer the Odd Thomas series as graphic novels. It keeps everything I like, but it eliminates some of the tiresome, descriptive narrative that sometimes bogs me down in these particular novels. I've read other Dean Koontz books, and that isn't a problem in the others and seems specific to only this series. I realize that some repetition is necessary in a series to remind people of prior events--and explain things to new readers t I have a new favorite of the Odd Thomas series! I think I actually prefer the Odd Thomas series as graphic novels. It keeps everything I like, but it eliminates some of the tiresome, descriptive narrative that sometimes bogs me down in these particular novels. I've read other Dean Koontz books, and that isn't a problem in the others and seems specific to only this series. I realize that some repetition is necessary in a series to remind people of prior events--and explain things to new readers that haven't read the prior books. Still, sometimes I think I'm going to shoot myself if I have to listen to Odd Thomas once again mention that he dreams of a life in tire sales. It was funny for two books, but as I continued with the series, it got a bit annoying. Of course, I just realized that while Koontz contributed to this tale, it seems it was written by someone else. Oops! This book would be considered a prequel of the series, taking place before the events in the first Odd Thomas book. I wish I would have realized that, and I would have read it first. I thought this book came after Odd Hours, and I was a bit unnerved when a character that had died earlier in the series was suddenly alive again. I finished this book in one day. It ticked all the boxes. The characters were accurately depicted, and many of the illustrations matched what I envisioned in my head when I read the series. I liked hearing about the challenges of trying to produce what Dean Koontz saw in his head that came at the end of the book. The story kept a good pace. The bodachs were super creepy. There was enough mystery and red herrings so that it took a while to develop a suspect. I liked the "urban legend becomes real" plotline. The little girl ghost was sad but very appealing. The climatic ending definitely had me on the edge of my seat. An altogether satisfying book!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Michael Smith

    Like the first graphic novel adaptation of the Odd Thomas stories that I read recently, this second one also features the artwork of Queenie Chan. And it has many of the same problems, although the characters aren’t quite so cookie-cutter similar in appearance. But the anime style really doesn’t work for this kind of a yarn. The story this time involves Halloween traditions in the little California town of Pico Mundo where Odd works as a fry cook, and his kick-ass, gun-totin’ girlfriend, Stormy, Like the first graphic novel adaptation of the Odd Thomas stories that I read recently, this second one also features the artwork of Queenie Chan. And it has many of the same problems, although the characters aren’t quite so cookie-cutter similar in appearance. But the anime style really doesn’t work for this kind of a yarn. The story this time involves Halloween traditions in the little California town of Pico Mundo where Odd works as a fry cook, and his kick-ass, gun-totin’ girlfriend, Stormy, manages an ice cream shop. The bodachs are gathering, though, and that’s an omen that something very bad is about to happen. If only Odd knew what that might be. But he can see the dead, which means they come to him for help in moving on, and a little girl who died from poisoned trick-or-treat candy is on his case now, so he’s trying hard to figure out what’s going on. I won’t spoil things with further plot details, but I have to say the whole thing is pretty thin. There’s also a chronology problem with Stormy; i.e., she died in the first volume but she seems to be alive and well in this second book. I kept waiting for the surprise reveal that she was a ghost, but it never came, and it wouldn’t have worked anyway, since she was able to interact with everyone else, not just Odd. Kinda sloppy. There’s also a section at the end of the book this time, describing how the artwork was developed. Apparently, the appearance of Odd’s writer buddy, Ozzie, was based on Lou Costello and that of his New York editor was supposed to look a lot like Meryl Streep. After learning this, I went back and studied them at length. Not even close. Even Elvis -- whom Odd always sees a lot of, for reasons he can’t begin to fathom -- looks almost nothing like The King.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amy Caudill

    In Odd is on Our Side, Odd Thomas, a character from Koontz’s series of novels, sees dead people and tries to assist them in crossing over. This graphic novel features a Halloween celebration in Odd’s native Pico Mundo, CA. Odd, with the help of his girlfriend Stormy, investigates when Odd begins seeing bodachs, ominous heralds of death, creeping around town. In a plot that is one part Sixth Sense and one part Scooby Doo, Odd follows clues that leads him on a wild goose chase after devil-mask wea In Odd is on Our Side, Odd Thomas, a character from Koontz’s series of novels, sees dead people and tries to assist them in crossing over. This graphic novel features a Halloween celebration in Odd’s native Pico Mundo, CA. Odd, with the help of his girlfriend Stormy, investigates when Odd begins seeing bodachs, ominous heralds of death, creeping around town. In a plot that is one part Sixth Sense and one part Scooby Doo, Odd follows clues that leads him on a wild goose chase after devil-mask wearing teens stealing jack-o-lanterns to toss downhill for the annual Pumpkin Roll, to a young costume-wearing ghost, and into the history of the man who poisoned the town’s trick-or-treaters twenty-five years earlier. In the end, Odd and his friends find that the true danger comes not from the supernatural, but a criminal in disguise, and only they have the means and the knowledge to save the town. Despite a full cast of quirky characters, including resident eccentric novelist Ozzie Boone, his editor Valerie Malovent, and the helpful shade of Elvis Presley, this story is mostly plot-driven, with numerous twists and turns that kept me on my toes yet all came together in the end. The illustrations were all done in black and white, and while not as detailed as in some other graphic novels I’ve read, conveyed the action well and were an integral part of the story. In fact, some pages were wholly or mostly artwork, but still carried the weight of the tale. This was a very enjoyable story that I thought did very well in this format and I award it four and a half stars, and recommend it to fans of the paranormal as well as fans of Dean Koontz’s works.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Echevarria

    I enjoyed “Odd Is On Our Side” a little more then the first one “In Odd We Trust.” Again this is a prequel to the first Odd Thomas novel. This is the second of three different prequel graphic novels about Odd Thomas. Just like the first one it was cool to see the characters we have read about come to life in a comic book format. This time Odd’s friend and writer Ozzy is featured heavily and it is cool to see how Dean Koontz envisioned him. In the back of the book we get to see more of Dean Koont I enjoyed “Odd Is On Our Side” a little more then the first one “In Odd We Trust.” Again this is a prequel to the first Odd Thomas novel. This is the second of three different prequel graphic novels about Odd Thomas. Just like the first one it was cool to see the characters we have read about come to life in a comic book format. This time Odd’s friend and writer Ozzy is featured heavily and it is cool to see how Dean Koontz envisioned him. In the back of the book we get to see more of Dean Koontz’s notes and ideas about why the characters look like. It helps since sometimes these character descriptions are vague in the main series. Seeing Odd’s and Stormy’s relationship in these graphic novels is the real highlight for me. (They even go on adventures together.) If anything Dean Koontz writes really romantic and believable relationships not based on sex and attraction alone. I love their dialogue, banter and chemistry. For that reason if you care at all about these characters I would suggest giving these graphic novels a shot. However if you have no interest in the main novels then I suggest giving the graphic novels a hard pass. These comics only serve to enrich the main novels and add more flavor to them. These prequel stories could be considered really entertaining filler at best.

  14. 4 out of 5

    TJ

    In Odd Thomas' second foray into an animated world, it is Halloween. Unfortunately, this holiday has a troubled past in Pico Mundo. A deranged man poisoned candy one year and it resulted in the death of one unfortunate child. Since then, the holiday has been carefully overseen by the city and local law enforcement. This year, Odd has a suspicion that evil has once again come to haunt Pico Mundo’s Halloween. With the help of his trigger-happy girlfriend Stormy, Elvis, and some other recently dece In Odd Thomas' second foray into an animated world, it is Halloween. Unfortunately, this holiday has a troubled past in Pico Mundo. A deranged man poisoned candy one year and it resulted in the death of one unfortunate child. Since then, the holiday has been carefully overseen by the city and local law enforcement. This year, Odd has a suspicion that evil has once again come to haunt Pico Mundo’s Halloween. With the help of his trigger-happy girlfriend Stormy, Elvis, and some other recently deceased denizens, Odd aims to stop any would-be holiday no-gooders. This second book in the trilogy is hilarious. It brings out more of Stormy’s rash, shoot first ask questions later, persona. It also introduces the wonderfully large, and incredibly famous, character named Ozzie. Ozzie and his cat, Terrible Chester, could easily have a book series written about them. Koontz is a master of creating such believable, likeable (or hateable), characters. It is always so painful to see the sun set on a series and realize that not only is the protagonist gone, but so are all of the unique personalities we met along the way. This Halloween mini mystery thankfully did not invent any new characters for me to miss, except maybe a certain pumpkin thief, so I am grateful for that. Good middle-child in this family of graphic novels. I give it 5 out of 5 attaboys.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kara

    After reading the original Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, I felt like there was more of the story to tell. I had done research before and, because I didn't have time to read all the books in time, I decided to watch the movie instead. I ended up completely falling in love with the character of Odd and his girlfriend, Stormy. They reminded me of my own relationship and was crying by the end of it. So I finally was at a place that I could read the series in totality. I wondered how in the world After reading the original Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, I felt like there was more of the story to tell. I had done research before and, because I didn't have time to read all the books in time, I decided to watch the movie instead. I ended up completely falling in love with the character of Odd and his girlfriend, Stormy. They reminded me of my own relationship and was crying by the end of it. So I finally was at a place that I could read the series in totality. I wondered how in the world Odd could survive for six more books without his beloved Stormy, but he had enough to keep him busy. I had seen the graphic novels before, but was wary of them. For some reason, I thought that they were separate from the Odd Thomas I knew and loved, but it wasn't until recently that I discovered they took place before the first book began. I knew I just had to read them. Because they are graphic novels, I read them very fast and could not put them down. Being able to see Odd was a nice change, too. After I finished reading Saint Odd I watched the movie once again only to be disappointed in the fact that they would never seen a sequel. Anton Yelchin, rest his soul, was perfect for the role of Odd so anyone who tries to replace him is most likely to fail.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Leila Anani

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This 2nd Odd Thomas manga brings in Marvel comics veteran Fred Van Lente for the story and I must say the improvement really shows. The actual plot is still rather simple - Bodachs are abroad during Halloween celebrations in Pico Mundo and Odd is haunted by a ghost trick or treater. The villain of the piece is a horticulturalist who hated having his greenhouse trashed and turns into a mad bomber.... but then mad bombers are hardly uncommon in the OT universe and I thought the plot fitted quite n This 2nd Odd Thomas manga brings in Marvel comics veteran Fred Van Lente for the story and I must say the improvement really shows. The actual plot is still rather simple - Bodachs are abroad during Halloween celebrations in Pico Mundo and Odd is haunted by a ghost trick or treater. The villain of the piece is a horticulturalist who hated having his greenhouse trashed and turns into a mad bomber.... but then mad bombers are hardly uncommon in the OT universe and I thought the plot fitted quite nicely. What I really liked about this one was character. Ozzie gets introduced into the graphic novel universe and he and the demon cat Terrible Chester are just great. I also liked Odd/Stormy their discussion on kids is particularly poignant in light of what happens to her in the novels. While I still feel these are watered down, 'Odd Thomas lite' if you will, I quite enjoyed this one.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Steve Howells

    This graphic novel came out in 2010 and was written by Dean Koontz and Fred Van Lente. Queenie Chan illustrated this book as well as the other two in the series.. It is the second of three graphic novels written in the Odd Thomas series. It is a fun story that takes place before Odd Thomas, the first book in the series. An enjoyable story but not necessary to read before the novels. The illustrating is done in a manga style and it is fun to see how Queenie envisions, Odd, Stormy and others. It is H This graphic novel came out in 2010 and was written by Dean Koontz and Fred Van Lente. Queenie Chan illustrated this book as well as the other two in the series.. It is the second of three graphic novels written in the Odd Thomas series. It is a fun story that takes place before Odd Thomas, the first book in the series. An enjoyable story but not necessary to read before the novels. The illustrating is done in a manga style and it is fun to see how Queenie envisions, Odd, Stormy and others. It is Halloween time in Pico Mundo and for most places, a fun time, but in Pico Mundo the home of Odd Thomas, the fun comes with strange adventures and weird possibly evil doings. Odd and Stormy, must ferret out the bad about to happen, while doing there best not to upset fun Halloween plans.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Marti Dolata

    I found this disappointing, although to be fair I should mention I read this just after powering through all the SAGA series by Vaughan. I found the art below mediocre and the stories lacking the charm of the novels. However, this may not be surprising as my impression is they are actually written by Fred Van Lente with Koontz's involvement limited to allowing his characters to be used and editing. I found this disappointing, although to be fair I should mention I read this just after powering through all the SAGA series by Vaughan. I found the art below mediocre and the stories lacking the charm of the novels. However, this may not be surprising as my impression is they are actually written by Fred Van Lente with Koontz's involvement limited to allowing his characters to be used and editing.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brandon Leatherman

    In my review of In Odd We Trust, I expressed a wish that this second book would be better than the first, and it definitely was. The story was better, Elvis was drawn better, and overall I feel that it was a better book. I'm still not fond of how the other characters look, but that's only because how they look in my head vs. how they look in the book are two different things. I give this one more than two and a half stars, but less than three. In my review of In Odd We Trust, I expressed a wish that this second book would be better than the first, and it definitely was. The story was better, Elvis was drawn better, and overall I feel that it was a better book. I'm still not fond of how the other characters look, but that's only because how they look in my head vs. how they look in the book are two different things. I give this one more than two and a half stars, but less than three.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Natasha Penney

    I've read the first three Odd Thomas books and I loved them. I'm not sure how I feel about this graphic novel. I can't decide if I just didn't enjoy it because it doesn't stack up for me on its own merit, or because I kept (unintentionally) comparing it to the real books. Either way, it will never be revisited I've read the first three Odd Thomas books and I loved them. I'm not sure how I feel about this graphic novel. I can't decide if I just didn't enjoy it because it doesn't stack up for me on its own merit, or because I kept (unintentionally) comparing it to the real books. Either way, it will never be revisited

  21. 5 out of 5

    Marcus Zottola

    As an Odd Thomas fan, I picked up all three graphic novels on a whim. While comparatively short relative to his normal books, they're hard to put down, and the length actually helped keep me invested in them. This second one was about as good as the first one, with a little more dynamite and a little less one-on-one fighting. It left me anxious to read the final one the next day. As an Odd Thomas fan, I picked up all three graphic novels on a whim. While comparatively short relative to his normal books, they're hard to put down, and the length actually helped keep me invested in them. This second one was about as good as the first one, with a little more dynamite and a little less one-on-one fighting. It left me anxious to read the final one the next day.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Dee Robb

    This is my first Dean Koontz novel. Not sure if it was the graphic format or if he’s really that bad of a writer....I did not enjoy this at all. There was little to no character development, the storyline was predictable and the dialogue was boring and forced. Not sure that I will bother with any more Koontz.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Page

    I liked the first graphic novel in the series better, but this was still a welcome addition. Unfortunately, the story was nowhere near as intricate and polished as Mr. Koontz's typical work--some of the scenes seemed a little unlikely and awkward. As with the first graphic novel, it was nice to see the "behind the scenes" info and preview of the next novel at the end. I liked the first graphic novel in the series better, but this was still a welcome addition. Unfortunately, the story was nowhere near as intricate and polished as Mr. Koontz's typical work--some of the scenes seemed a little unlikely and awkward. As with the first graphic novel, it was nice to see the "behind the scenes" info and preview of the next novel at the end.

  24. 5 out of 5

    John Michael Strubhart

    Good Story, Awkward Formatting It's an Odd Thomas story, so it's good. The art is excellent as it was in the first graphic novel. My problem is with the pane formatting. The panes themselves are good, but there is frequent skipping on pane swipes and you have to go back. It happens way too often. Comixology is much more professional in the formatting. Good Story, Awkward Formatting It's an Odd Thomas story, so it's good. The art is excellent as it was in the first graphic novel. My problem is with the pane formatting. The panes themselves are good, but there is frequent skipping on pane swipes and you have to go back. It happens way too often. Comixology is much more professional in the formatting.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nathaniel

    Ah, that time where a lot of authors were republishing their works as manga or comics to try to appeal to different audiences. Odd is on Our Side plays itself as a short story with a happy resolution, but it just doesn't have that Koontz kick that I've come to absolutely adore. That being said, there are worse books out there than this one! Ah, that time where a lot of authors were republishing their works as manga or comics to try to appeal to different audiences. Odd is on Our Side plays itself as a short story with a happy resolution, but it just doesn't have that Koontz kick that I've come to absolutely adore. That being said, there are worse books out there than this one!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jesse Deleon

    Recommended for ODD fans like me! Not really a graphic novel fan. I remember them as comic books. Anyway I'm glad to have found it at the e-book library. Now I have to buy it for my Odd collection. A fan! Recommended for ODD fans like me! Not really a graphic novel fan. I remember them as comic books. Anyway I'm glad to have found it at the e-book library. Now I have to buy it for my Odd collection. A fan!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    This is the second graphic novel prequel to the Odd Thomas books and I have been so excited, I was depressed when I finished what I thought was going to be the last Odd Thomas book in the series, I love having him back. Makes me want to go out and make Strawberry Pancakes. This was a Good Read.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    All the flavor of Koontz's Odd Thomas novels, but in a shorter, fun graphic novel format. All the flavor of Koontz's Odd Thomas novels, but in a shorter, fun graphic novel format.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jill Kenna

    This was really good! I loved the short story about Halloween

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tanya

    Better than the last one.

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