Blade Runner Comic Book – Part 1

Posted: December 20, 2012 in cinema, comics, movies
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“MORE HUMAN THAN A HUMAN”

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“Blade Runner”, one of my favorite movies of all time, is celebrating 30 years. You can see the post for its 30th Anniversary clicking here.

bladerunner-comicMarvel Comics Super Special: Blade Runner is the comic book adaptation of the film “Blade Runner”, published by Marvel Comics in 1982. It was written by Archie Goodwin with art by Al Williamson, Carlos Garzon with Dan Green and Ralph Reese.

The Jim Steranko cover leads into a 45-page adaptation which includes one possible explanation of the title’s significance in story context: the narrative line, “Blade runner. You’re always movin’ on the edge.”

The Blade Runner comic is very interesting for its interpretation of the movie. Quite obviously, they can’t possibly do the same in a comic as in a 2 hour movie, so one expects that some dialogue will be trimmed or even slightly changed and details in the action will be curtailed or perhaps adjusted. One of the things I find most interesting is that some of those differences from the original movie version are referencing the shooting script! So, while there is some interpretation and a particular perspective present, it is in some ways almost like a different cut of the film.

Enjoy.

Part 1.

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Click here to see the Part 2.

Comments
  1. […] great illustration in general): the Marvel comic book the late, great Al Williamson illustrated. Here’s a link to the comic which a fan put up on his website. (Williamson, by the by, was hand-picked by George Lucas to […]

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