Philip K. Dick's Electric Ant Hardcover – Dec 8 2010
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This comic is based off PKD's short story of the same name, and is adapted by David Mack, drawn by French artist Pascal Alixe, and with covers by Paul Pope. There's almost a vibe of underground quality to reading this mini series. There isn't a lot of science-fiction work told in this style which is gritty, psychological, imaginative, sexy, and sensible. Sci-fi is rarely treated as mature as Phil Dick treated it (in this case, back in 1969).
One of his novels that gets mentioned in this story is THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH, dubbed the "ultimate LSD" novel. This story carries that same luggage. A heavy exploration of what it means to be human, and how best to cope with that unveiling. This is a great comic to check out if your into hardcore sci-fi (that's not for kids).
There are some subtle tie-ins to David Mack's Kabuki world, if you are familiar with Mr. Mack's work, you will be quite pleased with this. Definitely worth the money. I paid half price due to the awesomeness that is Amazon, but believe I would have been just as pleased paying full price.
Capable art and a good enough story, I enjoyed this - but can't say that every library has to have it.