LOS ANGELES, CA – December 7, 2015 – Fanboy Comics (FBC) is proud to announce the development of an audio drama adaptation of The Odds, a post-apocalyptic action-comedy novel written by Robert J. Peterson and published by California Coldblood Books (an imprint of Rare Bird Books).
Set in a barren future after a mysterious worldwide cataclysm, The Odds tells the tale of a good-hearted rogue with only one way to ensure the safety of his family: entering a deadly battle tournament where chess is a full-contact sport. Filled to the brim with non-stop action, quick-witted humor, kooky technology, and bizarre creatures, The Odds will appeal to fans of movies like Big Trouble in Little China, Star Wars, and Firefly.
The Odds is being adapted for the audio drama medium by Peterson, as well as Sam Rhodes (Something Animal) and Fanboy Comics’ Bryant Dillon (Identity Thief, Something Animal). Rhodes and Dillon are returning to the audio drama medium after their success with The Katniss Chronicles, an award-winning, fan-made audio drama adaptation of The Hunger Games book series.
Estimated for a late 2016 release, The Odds – Audio Drama will feature 10 to 15 episodes and will be available for purchase through various online platforms.
“I couldn’t be more excited or honored to be working with the team at Fanboy Comics,” Peterson said. “I was so impressed at the job they did with The Katniss Chronicles, so when they said they wanted to give my book the same treatment, I had to pick myself up off the floor. The Odds – Audio Drama will work as a companion piece and — in many ways — an improvement over my goofball of a novel.”
About Fanboy Comics
Fanboy Comics (FBC) is a comic book publisher and an online community supporting other creators and fans through daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts that span the pop culture spectrum. FBC seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media. By facilitating in-house collaborations and providing support and empowerment, FBC hopes to enable the production of professional and marketable creator-owned works. Fanboy Comics’ graphic novels, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and Penguins vs. Possums, are available online at www.fanboycomics.net.
About California Coldblood Books
California Coldblood Books is a small publishing company dedicated to science-fiction, fantasy, and speculative writing. CCB is an imprint of Rare Bird Books and is distributed in the United States by Publishers Group West. More information may be found at www.californiacoldblood.com.
About Robert J. Peterson
Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books and the author of seven novels, a few of which will see life under the CCB banner, including the imprint’s debut title, The Odds. His friends call him Bob.