Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: Dust to Dust 1 (May 2010)

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First, let’s see if I can figure out how to describe the comic. Dust to Dust is a prequel to Boom!’s ambitious adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? That novel was adapted into a little movie called Blade Runner back in 1982. The novel’s popularity has never reached the level of the film’s; though Dick’s fan base is incredibly varied.

Ok, wasted half the response on that paragraph.

Dust to Dust has two problems–Adler is better as a designer, some great panel layouts, sometimes the detail isn’t there. But some fantastic visual storytelling. Second problem, though his use of modern (for 2010–remember, essentially a prequel to something written in 1968) technology is fantastic, Roberson’s use of twitter is too wordy.

I can’t believe there isn’t cheering in the streets over Dust to Dust.

It’s an astoundingly well-done comic book.

CREDITS

Writer, Chris Roberson; artist, Robert Adler; colorists, Andres Lozano and Javier Suppa; letterer, Jimmy Betancourt; editor, Bryce Carlson; publisher, Boom! Studios.

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