SOURCE: Author Dean Koontz

Author Dean Koontz

February 19, 2009 07:00 ET

Bestselling Author Dean Koontz Launches New Frankenstein Website and Graphic Novel

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2009) - First there was the novel -- bestselling author DEAN KOONTZ'S "FRANKENSTEIN: PRODIGAL SON." Then the comic series was born. Now, it's a beautifully adapted and illustrated graphic novel AND exciting new Frankenstein website complete with the stories, characters, the creators and more!

The hero of Dean Koontz's "Frankenstein" was born a monster but now, 200 years later, he has found his own humanity and, with it, a step toward redemption. His creator, Dr. Frankenstein, has also survived and is thriving in New Orleans where he continues his work to create the perfect race. His obsession has turned into madness and now it is Dr. Frankenstein himself who has become the monster.

Teamed with some of the most talented and well-established names in comics, Koontz's "Frankenstein" features 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 Maddison 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 horror, and thrilling adventure. The story will continue in volume 2.

Visit Dean Koontz's Frankenstein website and watch an animated preview of the exciting new graphic novel and read all about it!

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