For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios, partnering with leading digital comic distributor comiXology, yesterday announced the eight-page preview of DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?: DUST TO DUST #1 on Comics by comiXology for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Written by John W. Campbell award-nominee Chris Roberson, the authorized prequel to Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? chronicles the exploits of the first men commissioned to hunt an uncontrollable race of androids in a post-apocalyptic world. Roberson, co-creator of DC’s I, ZOMBIE, teams up with 48 STRON artist Robert Adler to create a stunning portrayal of Earth immediately following nuclear fallout in spectacular detail.
With the Comics by comiXology mobile app fans can now capture the thrill of DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?: DUST TO DUST #1 directly on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Through the app, readers have the unique opportunity to sample the first eight pages of the new series before pre-ordering the print edition of the comic from their local comic shop using comiXology’s retail locator feature.
According to David Steinberger, comiXology CEO, ”Dust to Dust #1 brings a classic comic to a new generation of fans worldwide. Creating a digital edition of the preview introduces the story to a much broader audience, but with comiXology we’re also helping readers build a deeper connection with the book through print.”
The release of DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?: DUST TO DUST #1 comes on the heels of BOOM! Studios’ recent Eisner nomination for Philip K. Dick’s seminal novel DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM! Studios has produced both series in conjunction with the production arm of the Philip K. Dick Estate, Electric Shepherd Productions.
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?: DUST TO DUST #1 will ship with two unique covers featuring art by Captain America artist Trevor Hairsine and Benjamin Carré in a 50/50 split and a 1-in-10 incentive cover by UNTHINKABLE artist Julian Tedesco.
Available in print May 26th, comic fans can use comiXology apps to pre – DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?: DUST TO DUST #1 (Diamond Code JAN100804) from their local comic shop before April 30th. The eight-page preview of the book is now available for free download on Comics by comiXology from the iTunes App Store and on the Web at comiXology.com.
Since 2007, comiXology has been exposing a wide-range of readers to the world of comics through quintessential comic resource comiXology and related applications. With more than 1,300 comics available, from over 30 publishers, the Comics by comiXology iPhone and iPad apps provide a seamless comic book experience for fans. Through comiXology’s Retailer Services and the comiXology app, readers can connect directly to local retailers to pre-order their favorite publications. comiXology is digitally transforming the relationship between comic book readers, retailers and publishers while staying true to the industry’s rich history. For more information, please visit www.comixology.com
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, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.