I'm not too sure what to say about this one. Odd Thomas is a brilliant book, and one
of my favorites. It's had some good-but-not-as-good-as-the-original sequels.
But now it's traveled into new territory: the graphic novel. In Odd We Trust is a prequel to the
first book, and fits into the same level as the sequels (not quite as good as
The story here is that Odd Thomas, a young fry cook who can see the dead (though they don't speak), who tries to help them either pass on or seek vengeance, gets caught up in yet another caper. A young boy gets brutally murdered, and it seems that some kind of crazy stalker/child-murderer is responsible. So now Odd, along with soul-mate Stormy Llewellyn, just has a few days to find and stop the man before he strikes again. But things aren't looking that easy.
What was most interesting about the graphic novel was the fact that it had to give a face to what was, in essence, a faceless character. The novels are in first-person, and no description of Odd is ever really given, except that he's handsome without being stunningly so and that he's basically an everyman. The face given to him in this still doesn't quite meet my expectations of how he's supposed to look. Stormy, on the other hand, got really close. And while I didn't dislike Chief Wyatt Porter's look, he's supposed to be older and fat. In this, he's only older. And I was disappointed that Ozzie didn't make an appearance. I would have loved to see him. But otherwise, the art style, while not original or groundbreaking (it's basic manga style), is nice to look at (though sometimes awkward, as characters don't look like themselves when at specific angles).
One of the key elements from the books is the humor. The books are very witty and really funny, most of the time because of the first-person narration (though from the dialogue, as well). Because this is a graphic novel, it was really hard to get that humor down in the same kind of way. The second half of the book did it a lot better than the first half. The first half seemed to be just cheesy and stilted. Even the normal dialogue seemed awkward and forced. It didn't feel right or natural.