Blade Runner Comic

 

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? #1Well, not a comic book based on Blade Runner exactly, but one based on the novel that Blade Runner was based on. Whew. This is quite weird actually, as I just finished watching The Final Cut of the 1982 film on DVD, and all the awesome extras. Hearing how the film meandered somewhat from Philip K. Dick’s classic novel, I thought to myself, “I bet someone could adapt the book into a great comic.” And as I opened the latest Previews catalogue, that’s exactly what I found. BOOM! prove their mastery over chasing unusual properties yet again. Official description of the first issue of the series (which lands in June) below.

THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FILM BLADE RUNNER COMES TO BOOM with backmatter by Warren Ellis! Worldwide best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick’s award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been called “a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today” and served as the basis for the film BLADE RUNNER. BOOM! Studios is honored to present the complete novel transplanted into the comic book medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, ground-breaking 24-issue maxi-series experiment illustrated by acclaimed COMA and WOLF artist Steven Dupre! San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. The World War has 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. Rick Deckard, Pris, The Voight-Kampff Test, Nexus 6 androids, the Tyrell Corporation: join us for the publishing event of the year!

Do Androids? #1

Superman Homepage

wondertwins-sdcc091I’ve been reading the Superman Homepage for, well, years now. It’s the place to go for all your Supes-related news. Yesterday, being April Fool’s Day, they launched a few pearlers. Go here to see them all, including Tom Welling’s Smallville departure and the latest ‘development’ in the next Superman film. They’re done very well, and I’m not surprised they caught a few people out. They were also kind enough to mention my interview with Larry Tye on his new Superman book, as seen in pages 18 and 19 of the latest issue of Extra Sequential a few days ago.

Today they have even more amusing posts, including July’s Comic-Con’s exclusive Mattel action figures (Jan and Jayna) and an all-singing and all-dancing Superman and Spider-Woman from India. Sadly, this is no joke.

Challengers Comics Anniversary Party

 

Press release below about a one year anniversary party for Challengers Comics in Chicago. If you’re around, pop in and meet fellow geeks and geekettes.

anniversary_dollar_1Challengers Comics is throwing a city wide party this Saturday April 4th, 2009 at 5pm.  As a way to say thank you to their customers and the city that gave them a home, Challengers is having a party complete with food and drink to celebrate the one year anniversary of the store officially opening.  In addition to the party, all back issues will be $1.00.  The store encourages all interested to swing by and say “hello” or simply search the back issue bins for great deals. Challengers is located at   1845 N. Western Ave #2R, Chicago IL 60647. 

 “We didn’t want this to be our store and customers just shopped here,” explained Patrick Brower co owner of Challengers Comics.   “We wanted it to be the customers store and we just happen to work here.”   W. Dal Bush, the other half of Challengers Comics ownership continued, “We wanted a store that brought a high level of professionalism to our retail industry.  Comic books are now in the mainstream. More Hollywood blockbusters than not are based off them. The New York Times now has a best selling graphic novel list.  We are proof that the family unfriendly, grimy disorganized stereotype of a comic shop is history.”

 To see more about Challengers Comics visit www.challengerscomics.com.