Tuesday, July 7, 2015

BOOM! Announces Philip K. Dick's 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' Omnibus

Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios and Electric Shepherd Productions announced today that they will collect BOOM!'s entire 24-issue Eisner Award-nominated comic adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking science-fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into a complete softcover omnibus for the first time. The comic series, as realized by artist Tony Parker, was published by BOOM! from 2009-2011. The new collection features a new cover by Mondo artist Jay Shaw (Big Trouble in Little China) and essays from popular industry professionals, including Ed Brubaker, Warren Ellis, and Matt Fraction.

 

Dick’s novels revolutionized the science fiction genre and influenced many well-known sci-fi films such as Minority Report, Total Recall, and the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner, which was based directly on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. His novel The Man in the High Castle was recently adapted as a pilot and subsequently ordered to series through Amazon Studios.


 

In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, 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.

 

Praise for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?:

 

“If you're a fan of Blade Runner but have never read the source material, this experimental adaptation should be just the ticket.” - Village Voice

 

“Artist Tony Parker does a solid job… He’s given the difficult, unenviable job of turning every part of Dick’s writing into art—and to do so without copying the distinct visuals of Blade Runner. (...) All in all, a great package ideal for newcomers and fans alike.” - Comic Book Resources

 

“Dick wrote this story 40 years ago and it rings true even more today than it did then. Back then it was just science fiction. Frighteningly today it’s looking more and more like reality.” - Comics Bulletin

 

“...Parker has wandered well beyond Eisner Award territory and into Pulitzer.” - Popmatters

 

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Omnibus will arrive in comic shops and bookstores this December. Further details will be available closer to the release date.