Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Omnibus – Preview
One of the must reads for any science fiction fan is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick. The most proper film adaptation is the director’s cut of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner. For a comics adaptation, you need to read the 24 issue series published by BOOM! Studios starting in 2009. It was even nominated for an Eisner in 2010 for “Best New Series.” If you really wanted to read the series, tracking down all of the issues or collected editions (four hardcover, six paperback) could be daunting. BOOM! Studios has your back, releasing this week an Omnibus edition of all 24 issues in one book.
Here’s a preview just in case you haven’t seen any of the issues yet.
Writer: Philip K. Dick
Artist: Tony Parker
In Shops: 12/2/2015 – $39.99
What’s to Love: If you loved the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner, chances are you know it’s based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? From 2009-2011, we published a 24-issue graphic interpretation of the novel as realized by artist Tony Parker. Now, for the first time, all 24 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series are collected into one complete omnibus edition, featuring a brand-new cover by Mondo artist Jay Shaw and essays from Jonathan Lethem, Ed Brubaker, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, and more.
What It Is: 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 remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies build incredibly realistic fakes: horses, birds, cats, sheep…even humans. Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to find six rogue androids. They’re machines, but look, sound, and think like humans—and infinitely more dangerous.