Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Volume 2

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Volume 2

by Philip K. Dick, Tony Parker
     
 

The book that inspired the film BLADE RUNNER comes to comics! Graphically interpreting the full text of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking sci-fi masterpiece DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?

THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FILM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO COMICS! Worldwide best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's award winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?

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The book that inspired the film BLADE RUNNER comes to comics! Graphically interpreting the full text of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking sci-fi masterpiece DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?

THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FILM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO COMICS! 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 6 volume series.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“If you’re a fan of BLADE RUNNER but have never read the source material, this experimental adaptation should be just the ticket.” — The Village Voice

“DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?... [is] arguably Mr. Dick’s best.” — The New York Times

“…a wonderful idea and fantastic way to introduce the work of Philip K. Dick to new readers.” — Comic Book Resources

Library Journal
"A masterpiece ahead of its time, even today," wrote Rolling Stone about Dick's award-winning novel that served as the basis for the film Blade Runner and probably influenced the Ghost in the Shell manga and anime. Police bounty hunter Rick Deckard yearns for a pet sheep—a real one, not that electric model he can afford. In this dystopian society, animals have gone nearly extinct, and any living pet becomes a status symbol. Meanwhile, he must mop up the leftover kills from a rogue android reclamation job that landed another bounty hunter in intensive care. Although telling androids apart from humans has become increasingly challenging, Rick thinks he knows how. But his pretty android partner seems more alive than his human wife, Iran.... In an unusual approach for the get-to-the-point culture of American comics, BOOM's six-volume version will incorporate the entire novel. VERDICT The frequent text boxes sometimes distract from the graphic narrative and sometimes enhance the reading experience by forcing a slower pace, while Parker's realistic, sombre art makes Deckard's world deliberately unsettling. Certainly, Dick's fundamental questions about the meaning of being "human" come across. Older teens and up.—M.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608865093
Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Publication date:
04/13/2010
Series:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Series , #2
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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