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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: Dust to Dust (2010) #5


Oh, I thought it was a five issue series. It’s an eight issue series. Hmm. Not sure I would have made that commitment after the second issue letdown.

This issue is mostly action. There’s a lot of flashback from the rogue android. They call them rogues, not renegades. There’s a lot more of the Terminator 2 stuff too–I think it’s the pre-nuclear holocaust vibe, it all feels very Terminator 2.

Roberson reveals the mole–the hidden android amidst the heroes (or at least, the protagonists). She’s Black. All the primary bad androids are Black. I can’t believe no one noticed.

What makes Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? interesting–what makes Blade Runner interesting–isn’t the mythology of their respective futures. It’s the writing or it’s the filmmaking. The first issue, Roberson seemed to get it. But now, with the fifth issue, he’s all about explaining this future.

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