Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Comic Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep #4 (Boom Studios)

The popular novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick in graphic form.

The story is quite good. A dystopian earth, a sedated public, and the pursuit of dangerous, apathetic humanoids by bounty hunters, (none of which is addressed in this particular issue of the series, but any expedition in to this world is interesting enough).

The art is fair. The coloring is subtle, and fitting most of the time, and the drawing is good if a bit over-exaggerated. The series is just the unabridged novel set to illustrations of nearly every image conjured in the text. Because of this, the story does not progress very far through the course of an issue.

Frankly, the novel does not need the aid of comic book art to be enjoyed. I would not recommend reading it in this form. However, I would not mind taking a look at a few of the issues of this series featuring my favorite parts from the book.

Matt Hill
Staff Reviewer

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