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.