One of the well known tie-ins to the Blade Runner film is the Blade
Runner comic. It was issued in two volumes and a combined edition.
(Click on the pictures above if you want to see the big pics.)
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.
Read the comic and find the subtle changes in dialogue and action
for yourself. Where? Well right here of course! By virtue of technology
and in the spirit of BR fandom, I can allow you to have a virtual
look over my shoulder while I read through my copy...
I have done my best with the scans to make them a reasonable file
size, while still leaving them large enough and with enough detail
that the writing remains legible. I hope that the majority will
be able to enjoy the comic, but I recognise that a few will have
difficulties. There is little improvement I can make even when I
double the file size, so all I can suggest is you buy the comic
for yourself on eBay where it is regularly on sale, (and a very
good condition copy should still be under $10).
I have used the single, combined volume for the scans. I have put
all the comic story up here, but have not bothered to include the
photo section and blurb about the movie that comes at the end of
the comic book as the pictures are common and the information is
nothing you can't find elsewhere on this site. The only pages included
from the end of the comic are about the making of the comic itself
and the cover art.
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