Some of the best dystopian futurism in years comes to a conclusion in the third volume of Blade Runner 2019, the official sequel to the cult classic 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. Co-written by Michael Green, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Logan, Blade Runner 2049, and Murder on the Orient Express, and prolific comics writer Mike Johnson (Batman, Star Trek, Transformers) with artwork from Andres Guinaldo (Nightwing, Justice League Dark), Blade Runner 2019 Volume 3–Home Again, Home Again finds ex-Blade Runner Ash returning from the Off-World colonies to the rain-soaked future Los Angeles.
Take a look at a preview of this new chapter in the Blade Runner story below courtesy of Titan Comics.
Winner of the 2020 SCRIBE Award for best graphic novel, this new volume collects issues 9-12, including a gallery of cover artwork, and sample production script, thumbnails, and process excerpts from Johnson and Guinaldo.
Here is a look inside:
Last year the Blade Runner movie franchise took fans into their past and future with the comic book series Blade Runner 2019 (review here). 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 Ashina, or “Ash.” It will continue in a new series we previewed here, featuring Ash ten years later in Blade Runner 2029. This coincides with the Artist’s Edition of Blade Runner 2019: Los Angeles (previewed here) reproducing the pencil artwork of Andres Guinaldo without the overlaid inking and colors, this book provides a different reading experience, creating noir feel from a different angle.
Add this one to your pull list at Elite Comics or your local comic book shop. Blade Runner 2019–Volume 3: Home Again, Home Again is available in bookstores and comics shops on February 23, 2021. You can pre-order it now here at Amazon. Catch up on past volumes with Volume 1: Los Angeles, and Volume 2: Off-World.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg