Suspense and horror writer Dean Koontz’s post-modern reboot of Frankenstein was launched in 2004 simultaneously as a TV movie and a novel by Koontz and Kevin J. Anderson.
The film, directed by Marcus Nispel and starring Vincent Perez as the noble Monster — here called Deucalion (in mythology, the son of Prometheus) — was critically panned and a mooted series was abandoned. Koontz walked away from the film due to creative differences and concentrated on turning his original concept into a book trilogy. Following Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Prodigal Son in 2004, the second title, City of Night, co-written with Ed Gorman, appeared in 2005. The final volume, Dead and Alive, is due out in early 2009.
Now, Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein is being adapted to comics by writer Chuck Dixon and artist Brett Booth, both highly regarded in their field. Prodigal Son #1 (of 6) is out now from Dabel Brothers, and the collected series will be issued as a graphic novel from Del Rey Books.
The Famous Monsters of Filmland site carries an interview with comics writer Chuck Dixon.
The art here at left is by Brett Booth. The illustration at top is an alternate cover by Arthur Suydam.