Titan Comics Reveals Blade Runner Origins #1!
Titan Comics and Alcon Media Group have announced the February 2021 debut of Blade Runner Origins. Set ten years before Titan’s current bestselling and award-winning Blade Runner 2019, the year-long comic book series will follow the events leading up to the creation of the Blade Runner division, reflecting the world, characters, and events first seen in the genre-defining films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.
A senior bioengineer for the Tyrell Corp is found hanging in her sealed laboratory, the victim of an apparent suicide. LAPD Detective Cal Moreaux—a war-scarred veteran of the bloody Off-world conflict known as Kalanthia, as depicted in the “Blackout 2022” Blade Runner anime—is sent to write it up, quickly, quietly and with the minimum of fuss. But something doesn’t sit right with the detective, and it soon becomes apparent that this is anything but a “normal” suicide. Did the scientist’s ground-breaking research on Nexus-model Replicants somehow contribute to her death? And is the apparent disappearance of a prototype Nexus unit also connected to the case? Det. Moreaux’s investigation will draw him into a dark conspiracy behind Dr. Tyrell’s Replicant empire.
The Blade Runner Origins series is being helmed by Mike Johnson, the award-winning co-writer of Titan’s Blade Runner 2019, joined here by DC Comics veteran K. Perkins, and screenwriter Mellow Brown.
Origins #1 will debut with a selection of amazing variant covers, including artwork by superstar artists Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and Peach Momoko, as well as a set of retro pulp-style covers by Robert Hack, plus much more!
Blade Runner Origins #1 is set for release in comic stores and digital devices on February 24, 2021.