Blade Runner's Original Text Comes To ComicsS

Boom! Studios may just have hit the sci-fi comic motherlode; they're adapting Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? into a groundbreaking new series mixing comic art with the original text, and more.

The series, appropriately titled Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? will include the full text of Dick's 1968 novel - famously adapted into the movie Blade Runner - alongside brand new sequential illustrations for something more than just illustrated prose. Laura Leslie and Isa Dick Hackett, Dick's daughters, are excited about the possibilities offered by the 24-part series:

We are thrilled that Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? is being adapted for this audience by such a talented team. We've been incredibly impressed with Boom!'s ability to create such a faithful interpretation of the original work without sacrificing their own original instincts and artistic sensibilities... Through this medium, readers will now have visual access to parts of the novel not explored in the film adaptation Blade Runner.

The first issue of the series doesn't just offer the first part of the seminal story; Warren Ellis provides an afterword about Dick and the novel.

Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? #1 is released in June.