Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #1

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #1

Writer: Philip K. Dick Artist: Tony Parker Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 15, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FILM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO BOOM with backmatter by Warren Ellis! Worldwide best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been called "a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today" and served as the basis for the film BLADE RUNNER. BOOM! Studios is honored to present the complete novel transplanted into the comic book medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, ground-breaking 24-issue maxi-series experiment illustrated by acclaimed artist Tony Parker! San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. The World War has killed millions, driving entire species to extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic fakes: horses, birds, cats, sheep... even humans. Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to fi

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Raymond Hilario Jul 15, 2009

    If you like Philip K. Dick or dig science fiction that deals less with fantasy and more with social and conceptual commentary, then I would highly recommend this inaugural issue. The fact that it is the actual text of the novel and not an adaptation, it truly immerses you in the world that the author intended. If you are looking for an easy read or another rehashing of the same characters in a different setting then look elsewhere, because everything about this story intense and challenging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 12, 2009

    All in all, this is an experiment that works and also contains a fabulous essay by Warren Ellis that introduces Philip K. Dick in a broader way. All in all, a great package ideal for newcomers and fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Jul 19, 2009

    I have to say, youve done well, BOOM! Studios. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Andrew Griffiths Jul 12, 2009

    Could it have been better? Undoubtedly. That being said it’s a good bash at a great story, with great imagery to enhance the already great words and therefore if you had an inkling to read the book, that makes it worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Jul 19, 2009

    If you havent read the novel before, this isnt the worst place to start, but its definitely not the ideal edition. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 16, 2009

    The best part of this publication is the insight comics writer Warren Ellis shares on Dick's life and writing. His admiration for the man jumps off the page, as does a little bit of pity, as Dick was apparently more than a little unstable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Jul 19, 2009

    Stop snickering, that was the mans name. Read Full Review

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