Indie comics publisher Boom! Studios and Electric Shepherd Productions, manager of the Philip K. Dick estate, will release a complete omnibus trade paperback collection of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Tony Parker’s adaptation of Dick's 1968 sci-fi novel, in December.
Boom! originally published the adaptation as a 24-issue periodical series from 2009–2011; it was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2010. The collection will feature a new cover by artist Jay Shaw, and essays from acclaimed comics creators including Ed Brubaker, Warren Ellis, and Matt Fraction.
Dick’s influential novel, set in a future San Francisco devastated by nuclear war, tells the story of Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter looking for six rogue androids. It served as the basis for Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner (1982).
"Our initial faithful adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was a landmark achievement for the company,” said Boom! publisher and marketing director Filip Siblik. “We're thrilled to be once again working with Electric Shepherd Productions to collect the entire series into a single softcover volume for the first time.”