Blade Runner Comic
Well, not a comic book based on Blade Runner exactly, but one based on the novel that Blade Runner was based on. Whew. This is quite weird actually, as I just finished watching The Final Cut of the 1982 film on DVD, and all the awesome extras. Hearing how the film meandered somewhat from Philip K. Dick’s classic novel, I thought to myself, “I bet someone could adapt the book into a great comic.” And as I opened the latest Previews catalogue, that’s exactly what I found. BOOM! prove their mastery over chasing unusual properties yet again. Official description of the first issue of the series (which lands in June) below.
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 COMA and WOLF artist Steven Dupre! 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 find six rogue androids — they’re machines, but look, sound, and think like humans – clever, and most of all, dangerous humans. Rick Deckard, Pris, The Voight-Kampff Test, Nexus 6 androids, the Tyrell Corporation: join us for the publishing event of the year!