Media Release — LOS ANGELES – July 14th, 2009 – BOOM! Studios announced today that DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? #1, one of the premiere BOOM! Studios titles, has sold out – before the issue has even hit store shelves!
BOOM! Studios is immediately going back to press for a second printing of DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? #1 and BOOM! is working hand-in-hand with Diamond Comics Distributors to make the second printing available for retailers to order as soon as possible.
Fans should keep in mind, while BOOM! Studios is completely sold out of DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #1, the first printing is currently available from retailers across the country and available on a limited basis for re-order through Diamond Comics Distributors with a Diamond Code of APR090725.
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #1 second print features a negative version of the iconic Bill Sienkiewicz cover that graced the first print.
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? #1 has seen pre-release acclaim from critics across the globe:
“…impressively, it works… it’s a great job.” — io9.com
“Best bet” — MTV Splash Page
“…what a wonderful idea and fantastic way to introduce the work of Philip K. Dick to new readers… a great package, ideal for newcomers and fans alike.” — Comic Book Resources
“…it works incredibly well ….” — Fanboy Planet
“…it’s going to be a treat. 4 out of 5. Check this out, especially if you’re a fan of the novel, the movie, or Philip K. Dick.” — Comicvine.com
The first printing of issue #1 is written by Philp K. Dick with interior art by Tony Parker, colors by Blond, and includes backmatter by Warren Ellis and ships with three covers in a 50/25/25 split by Denis Calero, Bill Sienkiewicz and Scott Keating. A fourth cover by Moritat was offered as a 1 in 25 incentive.
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? takes place in a world where 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, that not only look, sound, and think like humans, but are clever, and most of all, as dangerous as any human.
The original novel DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? was recently picked as one of “49 Books To Read” by Newsweek Magazine.
About BOOM! Studios:
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.