Philip K. Dick

Philip K Dick Press Release
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JANUARY 22, 2010

New York, NY--
Marvel and Electric Shepherd Productions are proud to announce that the graphic fiction adaptation of Electric Ant, Philip K Dick's seminal science fiction short story, arrives in comic shops this April with PHILIP K DICK'S ELECTRIC ANT #1! Acclaimed creators David Mack (DAREDEVIL, KABUKI) and Pascal Alixe (ULTIMATE X-MEN), along with cover artist Paul Pope (STRANGE TALES) and consulting editor Brian Michael Bendis (Siege, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), unite for an adaptation of this existential thriller unlike anything you've ever imagined. Garson Poole's life is pretty great, with the job, apartment and sexy assistant of his dreams, but a visit to the hospital uncovers a dark secret about his existence. Revealed as an "Electric Ant," a type of robot programmed to serve a specific function, Poole's life is thrown into a tailspin as he works to discover the truth about his programming...and reality itself!

As one of the most celebrated authors of the last century, Philip K Dick is the winner of both the prestigious the Hugo Award and the John W. Campbell awards, which honor excellence in science fiction. Inducted into the Library of America in 2007, Dick has received unprecedented literary recognition for his contributions to modern literature, specifically in the area of science fiction. His 45 novels and over 210 short stories have been adapted into numerous hit films, including blockbusters Minority Report, Total Recall and Blade Runner.

"Philip K Dick is one of the most groundbreaking sci-fi authors ever and we're honored to bring his stories to life at Marvel," said Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer & Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Entertainment. "Electric Ant is an extraordinary interpretation of Philip K. Dick's classic short story, one that I'm sure all fans will enjoy."

Laura Leslie, Dick's daughter and a partner with her sister, Isa Dick Hackett, in Electric Shepherd Productions, added, "As the first original adaptation of our father's work into this genre, we are thrilled with the creative team and the support of Marvel in the care they have taken to be true to the integrity of this story."

Combining the unparalleled literary prowess of Philip K Dick with some of the most imaginative creators in comics today, PHILIP K DICK'S ELECTRIC ANT is the sci-fi graphic fiction event of the year!

PHILIP K DICK'S ELECTRIC ANT #1 PHILIP K DICK'S ELECTRIC ANT #1 MACK VARIANT Written by David Mack Art by Pascal Alixe Cover by Paul Pope Variant Cover by David Mack Rated T+ ...$3.99 ON SALE APRIL

Electric Shepherd was founded by Leslie and Hackett, who along with their brother, Christopher Dick, own and manage the Philip K Dick Estate. Electric Shepherd is currently working on several other projects based on the works of Philip K. Dick, including the Disney/Pixar animated feature based on King Of The Elves slated for release in 2012. Christopher Tricarico handles all business and legal affairs for Electric Shepherd and the Estate.

Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit

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