Blade Runner 2039 arrives in December

Titan Comics and Alcon Publishing have announced that female Blade Runner known as Aahna “Ash” Ashina will be returning in Blade Runner 2039. The 12-issue series will be the final chapter in the decades-spanning saga of this fan favorite, which began in 2019 with Blade Runner 2019 and continued in Blade Runner 2029. Coming to comic shops in December 2022, the award-winning title’s concluding third year will see Ash clashing with Luv―Niander Wallace’s deadly “First Angel,” first seen in the landmark film, Blade Runner 2049. Also returning is the core creative team of writer Mike Johnson, artist Andres Guinaldo, and colorist Marco Lesko, who continue their inspired and well-lauded work bringing the Blade Runner universe to graphic story literature.

Los Angeles 2039. It has been three years since Niander Wallace introduced his brand of ‘perfectly obedient’ Replicants, and the ban on synthetic humans has been lifted, at least for the new Wallace models―the older Tyrell Corp’s Nexus 8 units are still hunted by Blade Runners. Cleo Selwyn, first seen as a small child in BR2019, Issue #1, has returned to L.A. some twenty years later, searching for Isobel, a Replicant copy of her real mother who died when she was three. Cleo believes that Niander Wallace is holding Isobel captive, and the only person she can call on for help is the one who saved her so many years ago: Aahna ‘Ash’ Ashina, now an aging and disgraced ex-Blade Runner.

The first issue of Blade Runner 2039 comes with four stunning variant covers to collect: three art covers by artists Junggeun Yoon, Veronica Fish, and Butch Guice, as well as a concept art cover by Syd Mead, the renowned “futurist” designer responsible visualizing much of the Blade Runner world.