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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? #1 Early Review

G-Man gives an early review to the comic based on Philip K. Dick's novel.

Here's an early review for you.  This Wednesday, July 15, 2009, Boom! Studios is putting out the first issue of a 24 issue maxi-series for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.  You may have read the novel or perhaps you've seen the movie that was inspired by it, Blade Runner.  This isn't simply another movie/novel adapted comic.  It's the actual novel in graphic form.  What am I talking about?  Check out the video to find out.

 

What do you think?  Have you read the book (or seen Blade Runner)?  Do you like the way the novel is being handled here?  Do you think you'll want to be on this 24-issue ride?
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Posted by DH69

sounds interesting i might pick up a copy

Posted by Captain Cascader

I'm actually more excited that G-Man has a weird copy of the novel with BLADE RUNNER more focused then the actual novel title.

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Posted by damswedon

now i know its a direct take from the book im sold

Edited by MysterioMaximus

It's really a classic sci-fi dystopian world and really a staple. I might get a lot of crap for saying this though, but I think Blade Runner is one of those one-in-a-million times that the film surpassed the novel. Of course they say the flick's based on the novel, but really they should say very loosely based. That's not to say I think the book's weak by any means, but it's a little too out there for me sometimes. I'm very picky with Science Fiction. I might pick this up though. I'm very curious to check this out, perhaps I'll dig it more so in graphic form.

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

I'm definitely interested in this idea , i've seen every version of Blade Runner and even bought that super gift set and even read the book really interested

Posted by inferiorego

I'll pretty much read anything Phillip K Dick, even though most of the translations of his work fall flat

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Posted by Lissbirds

I'm liking the whole trend of turning sci-fi novels into comic books.  (Fahrenheit 451 is the other example I'm thinking of.)  I hope they try this with other sci-fi classics.

Posted by SirSparkington

Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies, so I'm gonna check this out. Since you reviewed this novel adaptation, I would not mind seeing a review for The Stand sometime.

Posted by Decept-O

I think it's great some of the great Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels of late have been translated into comic form--(Dark Tower for example).  Blade Runner is so great, wonder how the comic book version  will translate.  .

Posted by iLLituracy

This sounds awesome. Honestly, I miss in-depth narration in comics like some of Frank Miller's Daredevil work and such. Taking the narration from the book definitely is a big plus for me personally, and it's respectful to the source material seeing as how they're taking the very source material and putting it in sequential form. I think this is really awesome and I can't wait for it.

Posted by Nahero

thats such a funny title

Posted by Media_Master

thats neat!! They're adapting the novel word-for-word!!

Posted by G-Man
@Media_Master said:
" thats neat!! They're adapting the novel word-for-word!! "
And to think Marvel adapted Blade Runner in two issues.  This is taking 24.
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Posted by Green ankh

I'll be looking for this

Posted by dondasch

Looking forward to this.

Posted by Leliel
@G-Man said:
" @Media_Master said:
" thats neat!! They're adapting the novel word-for-word!! "
And to think Marvel adapted Blade Runner in two issues.  This is taking 24. "
That called laziness
Posted by toxzilla

Awesome cant wait to pick this up.

Posted by elemental89

Great review, its good that you explained everything first to people who may not have read the book, or seen the film.
I myself am a huge Philip K. Dick fan and really looking forward to reading this!