Do Androids Dream In Thought Balloon Bubbles?

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Wondering what the comic version of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (which uses the actual text of the novel as the script) is going to look like? We've got a preview.

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What makes Boom! Studios' new series unique is that every word that appears in there is from the novel - There're no additional scenes or abridging to make sure that each issue ends on a specially-constructed cliffhanger, just the story as Dick wrote it, illustrated as a comic by artist Tony Parker. Don't believe me? Here're the first five pages:

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Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep launches in June.

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DaveFraser
Discodave: R.O.A.C.H. M.O.T.E.L.

While I applaud them wanting to do a straight version of the book, some of the text seems a mite redundant - "Iran said" every couple of panels with a speech balloon coming from her mouth.

The comic medium doesn't need stage directions if the panels are clear enough, surely?