Greetings and salutations! Been a while since I’ve reported any news. With the Odyssey Team being careful to reveal upcoming album cover art and summaries themselves in recent days, it feels like there’s been a dry spell in regard to Odyssey news. However, although I have been unable to find any extremely major news items, we do have a few things to report.

Earl Boen

First of all, actor Earl Boen, known for his role as Edwin and Regis Blackgaard, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023. A tribune podcast featuring a never-before heard interview as well as studio recordings of Boen voicing for Edwin and Regis was recently released, so I recommend giving it a listen.

Album 74 Back Cover Revealed

Thanks to Tyndale, we now have the back cover for Album 74: Buckle Up!

I’m wondering what exactly these collectible inserts inside are. If any of our readers out there know, feel free to tell us, I’m curious! This newest album is available for purchase from Focus on the Family, Tyndale, CBD, and Amazon, so be sure to buy a copy!

Young Whit Books 4-5 Back Covers Revealed

The cover arts and summaries for books 4 and 5 in the Young Whit books series were recently revealed. Although they are unavailable for purchase, we now have images of the back covers of them both, thanks to Tyndale.

The back of book 4, the Phantasmic Confabulator

Looks interesting. Whit clearly had the idea of the Imagination Station years before the episodes in Album 5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes, and even before the episode “The Shepherd and the Giant”.

The back of book 5, the Cloth of Contention

Interesting how it mentions “the evil men on C.O.S.U.” I’m assuming Mangle will be playing a bigger role in this book as well as the organization as a whole.

Preview for Young Whit & the Phantasmic Confabulator

That’s right, we’ve got a preview for the fourth book in the series! Be sure to check it out and also pre-order it on its page on Amazon! Both books release on August 8, 2023.

Well, that’s all the news for now. I do have another piece of information regarding something upcoming, but I’ll save that for another post. Until then, enjoy reading the preview for the fourth Young Whit book and listening to Album 74: Buckle Up! which is currently airing on the radio. Hopefully in the coming weeks we’ll be able to make a few more consistent posts.

-Signed, Polehaus53