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  1. Been waiting on this for what seems like ages. Hope it’s good.

  2. This will be either super good or a car wreck.

  3. I’m on for the first few at least. 

  4. 24 issues. I read the book after seeing blade runner in hopes of making sense of all years ago. It didn’t help. However I remember it being very different. I may pick this up but 24 x 3.99 = but it in trade for a lot less.

  5. I’ll give this the first issue to make me interested, as it seems like it could be incredible or a complete failure. We shall see!

  6. I did a double take when I saw "1 of 24" on this.

  7. Philip K. Dick was an excellent author as was this book.  I think this will be just as good as the book.

  8. 24 issues??? How long is the damn book.  I tought it was roughly 200 pages.

  9. Yeah, but it’s takes a little longer to illustrate a book in entirety and that’s what they’re doing. 

  10. Never read the book. Tried watching the movie 3 times but fell asleep each time. Going to give this a try regardless.

  11. lol. I didn’t even know there was a movie.  I think this book would be harder to translate into a movie than a comic.

  12. I also wouldn’t mind them doing a comic of ‘Man in the High Castle’.

  13. You never heard of Blade Runner, really?


     Anyway the original novel is great, one of Dick’s best. I’ll give this a shot.

  14. lol, I didn’t realize it was Blade Runner.  Watched it when I was a kid and saw similar themes in the book, but didn’t make the correlation.

  15. Yeah, i’d say it’s a loose adaptation but both the movie and the book are classics, so I hope this comic is good.

  16. Blade Runner is still my absolute favorite film of all time. I will give the first few issues a shot, at least.

  17. Nearly $100 to read it all! The trade will be a lot cheaper way of reading it I hope…

  18. @trouville: How is that any different than reading any other series for two years? I don’t understand the price complaints at all.

  19. wow . this is right up there with BN as my most anticipated. Love Blade Runner!

  20. @conor

    Also, how many comics last this long in a reading? you get your money’s worth in this one! 

  21. I’m not reading this, but I don’t get the price complaints. It is certainly a better value than the average Marvel book.

  22. @miyamotofreak

    I don’t get the price complaints either. People are complaining the writing isn’t "new." I think that’s like going to see MacBeth and then bitching the actors are saying everything that is in the book of the play you read in high school.  

  23. I guess if seeing Macbeth cost you $100. They’re just saying it’s a bit pricey for a story that’s worth $6 in paperback form and I get that.

  24. This didn’t make it to the UK 🙁

  25. The people that don’t get the price complaints (like me) I think are seeing it as 24 comics rather than "it’s just one story that you can get for $6 in paperback"

  26. That argument makes no sense to me. So you can get the text for $6 in paperback? So what? This is more than the text. It’s the test presented in comic book form. If you took the text from your average marvel or DC comic, it would be three pages long and be presented in a pamphlet form that cost fifty cents, yet people still shell out $4 for that. 

  27. This is like Criminal.  The added material in back promises to be fantastic. 

  28. @JohnV – maybe they wouldn’t shell out $4 if those hypothetical pamphlets had been availiable for the past 20 years before a comic was ever made.

    All I’m saying is that a cheaper form exists, and I imagine most of the people who are interested in the comic have already read the book, so why pay $100 for essentially just the art? I’ve looked at the art… it’s nothing special. You guys seriously can’t get that some people would be apprehensive about making a $100 commitment to something that they a) could have already read, or b) can get the original version for $94 less? 


  29. @Skeets

    Becuase it is not the same thing. yes, the text is identical, but you aren’t just paying for the art. Reading it in comic form is a much different experience than reading it in prose form. I could get the novelization of a movie in paperback used on Amazon for a penny, but it isn’t the same as buying the blu-ray. This is no different. It’s a different experience. And unlike other comics that cost me $4, I didn’t read this one on three minutes. I haven’t gotten this much value out of a comic book, in terms of length of time with it and enjoyment, in a very long time. I think people saying "the text is the same and I already have it in paperback" is kind of missing the point. You aren’t paying for the art. you are paying for how the text is presented in conjunction with the art to create a comic reading experience, which is far different than the prose reading experience. 

  30. So your argument is that because a comic is different than a novel, people shouldn’t have a problem with the price? 

    And I never said the two experiences weren’t different, just that some people don’t care to spend $100 on the comic book experience when there’s a cheaper alternative.

  31. Didn’t like this all that much. 2/5. Dropped.

  32. @Skeets

    considering the price is the same as many comics, yes. I don’t think that the fact that the text is available in another format is relevant. is anybody going to just look at the pictures and not read the text and word balloons because they have the paperback sitting on their shelf? Are they going to look at the pictures and read along with the novel in their other hand? No, they are just going to read the comic. And since they are going to read it like a comic, why wouldn’t it cost the seem as a comic? Since it is a comic.

  33. @JohnV

    Umm… no they aren’t going to do any of that because why buy the comic if the paperback is sitting on their shelf? ;p

    No one’s complaining that the comic is too expensive for a comic or that because the story exists outside the comic it shouldn’t be $4 a pop. I’m saying that $100 for a slighty different experience with the same story that’s available for $6 might be too much of an investment for some people, especially for those that already know what happens. That’s why people were complaining about the price.

  34. @skeets

    If that is the case, why by any adaptation? Plenty of people have the book The Wizard of Oz, yet the comic adaptation of that is a smash hit. I’m pretty sure everyone who knows the book is going to know how the comic is going to end.

    I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think the experience of reading the comic is similar enough to reading the book for it even to be a consideration. I own the novel, yet i plan on buying the entire run of the comic. When i was reading the comic, it wasn’t the same as reading the novel.

    I DO see what you are saying. I just find that while I’m reading the comic, it’s such a different experience for me, that the original novel doesn’t even pop into my head, which is odd, since it’s exactly the same text. it just reads very different in this form.


  35. I’m not saying adaptations are pointless, in fact I rather enjoy them. What I am saying is that as adaptations go, this is an expensive one. I feel like you’ve been taking the "there’s a cheaper alternative" and "I’ve already read it" arguments on their own, when it’s really a combination of those and the price. 

    Here’s an example: I loved Watchmen the comic, and when the movie came out I rushed to the theaters because I wanted to see the story I loved in the movie format and did so because a movie ticket costs only $10. If the price of a movie ticket was $100, I would probably be content with just the comic version because that’s a lot of money to spend just to see what I’ve already read.

    Now I’m not sure how I got sucked into taking up the argument for those that don’t want to commit to the series because of the cost… I bought the damn thing.

  36. The only way I could understand that argument is if they were charging $100 for a single comic or for a run of 6 or something. It’s 24 comics for a standard comic price regardless of what other format it is available in. 

  37. @Deadspace

    That is what I am trying to say. This is a comic book, why wouldn’t it cost the same as any other comic book, regardless of if the text is available in another format? 

  38. You guys are nuts. Not only is this $100 but you’re going to spend two years of your life waiting for the series to be complete.

    For what this is–a contemporary comic book–of course $4 an issue is reasonable enough, but that isn’t the point. The point is that an incredibly similar experience (reading the novel) has already been available for a much cheaper price. If you think reading a comic adaptation with the same exact text is a "much different" experience, then okay…good for you. Few other people would experience it that way.

    The major hang-up that critics have over this series is that it’s the EXACT SAME text. The story isn’t condensed at all, as in most comic adaptations. Is that a good thing? Well, since the story isn’t abridged it means that the reader has to spend $100 for the whole thing, and wait two years for it to finish. Most people would say that’s a bad thing.

    The whole point of comic adaptations is to briefly tell prose stories via the aid of pictures. The use of the art is to get rid of the exposition. How do I know that? Because every other comic adaptation in history has been significantly briefer than its source material. But this series just reproduces the whole text anyway…to string readers along and get more of their money.

    And this is NOTHING like what Marvel has been doing with the Wizard of Oz. That series has a really UNIQUE art style and it isn’t reproducing the source text word-for-word over 24 issues. That series has basically been a forum for Skottie Young to go wild artistically. 

    Conor also misses the point when he says that this is no different than reading any other comic series for two years. No, because those other comic series are stories that have never been presented before in any other medium.

    This reminds me of how people will pick-up comic adaptations of comic movies they’ve just seen. This stuff only exists because people are suckers enough to buy something they already have, because they like the franchise or whatever. Hey, whatever, that’s fine. Read it if you want, guys. Boom’s a good studio, I’m glad they’re getting your money.

  39. Wait, so if it was the exact same story with LESS of the text, it would be OK to spend $100 for it? Is that your argument?

  40. Also flapjaxx I think you are being very cynical to disregard the artistic process in regards the art and the text. So it wont have taken any effort to just reproduce the text but this is a unique presentation that has never been done before. Its just a small step in pushing the boundaries of what comics are and can be. It may fail and it may end up a big waste of 100 dollars ( or about 80 pounds for me) but there is an artistic imperative here which cant be ignored. Boom Studios are trying something unique and more power to them.

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