Visionary sci-fi author Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? has been called ‘a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today’ and served as the basis for the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. The World War 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. Join BOOM! Studios as the complete novel is transplanted into the comic book medium.
In 2021 Earth is a far uglier place. Most humans are on Mars but Deckard’s back home, among the wretched. See San Francisco as its denizens try to live in the aftereffect of World War Terminus. If they think human life is hard, try being an android among the masses!
Don’t miss this seductive Eisner-nominated series that inspired Blade Runner and was named one of the Village Voice’s ‘Best Comic and Graphic Novels’!
Who hunted androids before Rick Deckard? Taking place immediately after World War Terminus ends, the problems with artificial life – androids – become apparent. The government decides they must become targets, hunted down, but who will do the dirty work? Two men are assigned: Malcolm Reed, a ‘special’ human with the power to feel others’ emotions, and Charlie Victor, who’s the perfect man for the job – or is he? Meanwhile Samantha Wu, a Stanford biologist, fights to save the last of the world’s animals.