Just this past Fall, Titan Comics took fans of the Blade Runner movie franchise into their past and future with the comic book series Blade Runner 2019 (review here at borg). Both the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and prequel to Blade Runner 2049, the series introduced a new Blade Runner, a female engineered cyborg named Ash. Beginning next week readers will find Ash ten years later in the pages of Blade Runner 2029. With the ghosts of the Tyrell corporation always in the shadows, Ashina has a new mission, a personal one, and she decides to seek a lost target from her past.
Check out our sneak preview of artwork from Issue #1 of Blade Runner 2029, courtesy of Titan Comics:
New issues are written by Mike Johnson (Supergirl, Star Trek). If you haven’t yet climbed on board, get ready for Blade Runner 2029 to experience the treatment we’ve seen in recent years for franchises like Firefly, Planet of the Apes, and Alien, another worthy spin-off to keep fans engaged in the franchise. Johnson created a great offshoot in last year’s series. Illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America) with brilliant color work by Marco Lesko, expect to see more images in this continuation series conjuring the designs and ideas of Philip K. Dick, Ridley Scott, and Syd Mead with influences from cyberpunk and tech-noir classics like John Carpenter′s Escape from New York, Luc Besson′s The Fifth Element and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Neill Blomkamp′s Elysium, James Cameron′s The Terminator and Aliens, and Robert Rodriguez′s Alita: Battle Angel.
Readers can pick from four cover options, from artists Peach Momoko, Giovanni Valletta, Fernando Dagnino, a classic concept piece by Syd Mead, and a cosplay cover.
Look for the next issue of Blade Runner 2029 next Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at Elite Comics or your local comic book shop.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg