Android dreams: BOOM! previews Philip K. Dick maxi-series

BOOM! sent out five preview pages from their forthcoming comic book version of writer Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Androids, of course, was the 1968 novel that was the basis for the film Blade Runner.

Per BOOM!, this isn't an adaptation, but the full novel -- every word -- in comics form (which explains why the series will be 24 issues). They've even got the "he said/she said" text in it. BOOM! co-founder Ross Richie is doing panel descriptions for artist Tony Parker, and the first issue will have four different covers by Denis Calero, Bill Sienkiewicz, Scott Keating and Moritat (which is a retailer incentive cover). Ultimate Fantastic Four's Blond is coloring it, Richard Starkings' Comicraft is lettering it and Ian Brill is editing it.

But wait, there's more -- BOOM! has recruited a few people you may have heard of to provide "back matter" for the comic. Issue one will have back matter by Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction provides it for issue two, Ed Brubaker's on tap for issue three and Farscape creator Rockne S. O'Bannon is doing issue four.

All the covers and the first five pages from the first issue can be found after the jump.

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