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Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #11

Blade Runner 2019 #11

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s):
COVER A: Fernando Dagnino
COVER B: Syd Mead
COVER C: Andres Guinaldo

After six years off-world, ex-Blade Runner Ash has returned to Los Angeles, but now the hunter has become the hunted. New story by Academy award-nominated screenwriter MICHAEL GREEN (Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and co-writer MIKE JOHNSON (Supergirl)!

Blade Runner 2019 #11

Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #10

Blade Runner 2019 #10

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s): Rian Hughes (CVR A), Syd Mead (CVR B), Andres Guinaldo (CVR C)

Return to the original world of Blade Runner 2019 in this perfect jumping on point for new fans! Ex-Blade Runner Ash and her charge Cleo have returned to Los Angeles, but much has changed in the years since their escape and sinister ghosts from their past are gathering! New story by Academy award-nominated screenwriter MICHAEL GREEN (Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and co-writer MIKE JOHNSON (Supergirl)!

Blade Runner 2019 #10

Titan Comics Announces Blade Runner 2029

Titan Comics and Alcon Media Group have announced the December 16, 2020, launch of Blade Runner 2029, the contin­u­a­tion of the critically acclaimed series that began with Blade Runner 2019.

Blade Runner 2029 continues the saga of the LAPD’s most lethal Blade Runner, Detective Aahna “Ash” Ashina , and features the return of the original, award-winning creative writing team of Michael Green, co-writer Mike Johnson, artist Andres Guinaldo, and colorist Marco Lesko.

Following the dramatic events of the first arc, Blade Runner 2029 sees an emotionally changed Ash back with the LAPD’s Blade Runner division and once again on the streets hunting renegade Replicants. She finds her loyalties and humanity challenged by two Replicants, one offering her salvation, the other deadly damnation.

This hotly-anticipated issue #1 is set to debut with a range of amazing variant covers to collect, including artwork by superstar artist Peach Momoko, John Wick artist Giovanni Valletta, a continuation of the iconic Syd Mead covers, plus much more!

Blade Runner 2029 #1 Peach Momoko cover

Preview: Blade Runner 2019: Off World

Blade Runner 2019: Off World

Authors: Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist: Andres Guinaldo
Publisher: Titan Comics
Softcover, $16.99, £13.99
On sale September 2020
ISBN: 9781787731929

From the rain soaked dystopic world of Los Angeles 2019 to the never-before-seen promised land of the Off-World colonies, Replicant-hating Blade Runner Ash’ search for the runaway wife and child of a rich industrialist takes her where no other Blade Runner has ever gone before.

Ash must deal with the life-changing after-effects of Titan Comics’ Blade Runner 2019 storyline – but a powerful new threat puts her life in danger once more.

Blade Runner 2019: Off World

Review: Blade Runner 2019 #9

Blade Runner 2019 #9
Blade Runner 2019 #9, Titan Comics

One of the most fascinating panels from this year’s San Diego Comic Con came from Titan ComicsBlade Runner 2019 creator roundtable. What made it so interesting, in a nutshell, is that the creators of the book agreed that what made writing Blade Runner 2019 so liberating was the fact there isn’t a long line of sequels, prequels, and trilogies to honor and reference. This isn’t Star Wars. It allowed for more creative freedom when populating the Blade Runner universe with new stories and further worldbuilding. Blade Runner 2019 #9 is a perfect example of this.

While the latest issue of the series is being presented as a new jumping on point for fans, there’s no doubt the book is aimed at readers that have been following the story since day one. I won’t spoil the story up to this point, but know that the kidnapping case that sets off the events of the entire series are still influencing the path the main character, Ash, is on.

Operating outside the legal confines of Blade Runners, Ash lands on a new problem that threatens to derail her search for answers involving old clusters of replicants hiding in old but familiar places and long lost projects coming up to the surface once more. Some of these parts of the story allow for accessibility but are still reliant on the previous developments. Not an easy jump in.

Blade Runner 2019 #9, Titan Comics

The creative team of Michael Green, Mike Johnson, and artist Andres Guinaldo do manage to keep the dark neon world of Blade Runner welcoming. In fact, Guinaldo’s work alone is enough to justify the buy. Issue #9 sees a return to the Los Angeles we’ve come to know and love from the movies and Guinaldo takes extra care to revisit classic locations with both nostalgia and new mysteries leading the way.

There’s a scene where Ash flies over the ruins of the Tyrell Corporation that’s particularly impressive due to how imposing it still manages to be regardless of its current state. Green and Johnson’s scripting put Guinaldo in a position to carry a lot of the storytelling on visuals alone. In fact, one of the things this comic does well is not overwhelm the pages with text. The comic genuinely plays to the idea that dystopic LA is its own character.

While the Phillip K. Dick sci-fi vibes are definitely present in this new story arc, I was pleasantly surprised to find a bit of horror thrown into the mix. Ash meets a group of zombie-like replicants that put their own spin on synthetic body horror, subtly but effectively. There’s the potential for even more disturbing replicant designs as the story moves forward.

The same pulp sensibilities of the previous entries and the movies is still present and it helps emphasize each small happening into a crucial and story-defining development. In a world where change comes at the cost of humanity, these things matter. Green, Johnson, and Guinaldo do a good job of capturing it all and giving it the time it deserves.

Blade Runner 2019 #9 is not as simple a jumping on point as it suggests it is, but if it inspires people to go back and read the first issues then it is hitting all the right notes. This series is a treasure trove of cyberpunk storytelling and any excuse it gives readers to explore it is a good one.

Script: Michael Green & Mike Johnson, Art: Andres Guinaldo
Story: 9.0 Art: 10 Overall: 9.5
Recommendation: Read or reread Blade Runner 2019 issues 1-8, then read #9

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #9

Blade Runner 2019 #9

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s): Tommy Lee Edwards (CVR A), Syd Mead (CVR B), Andres Guinaldo (CVR C), George Caltsoudas (CVR D), Tommy Lee Edwards B&W Variant (CVR E)

Return to the original world of Blade Runner 2019 in this perfect jumping on point for new fans! Ex-Blade Runner Ash and her charge Cleo return to the rain-soaked dystopic future of Los Angeles but now the hunter has become the hunted. New story by Academy award-nominated screenwriter MICHAEL GREEN (Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and co-writer MIKE JOHNSON (Supergirl)!

Blade Runner 2019 #9

Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #8

Blade Runner 2019 #8

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s): Jesus Hervas (CVR A), Syd Mead (CVR B), Andres Guinaldo (CVR C)

The second arc of the bestselling comic reaches its climactic conclusion as former Blade Runner ASH’s mission takes her where no other Blade Runner would dare to go the never-before-seen Off-World colonies! From the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Blade Runner 2049, Michael Green, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl).

Blade Runner 2019 #8

Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #7

Blade Runner 2019 #7

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s): John McCrae (CVR A), Syd Mead (CVR B), Andres Guinaldo (CVR C)

Michael Green, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl) continue the smash hit sci-fi comic set in the iconic world of Blade Runner! From the rain soaked dystopic world of Los Angeles 2019 to the never-before-seen promised land of the Off-World colonies, Replicant-hating ex-Blade Runner ASH’s missions take her where no other Blade Runner would dare to go.

Blade Runner 2019 #7

Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #6

Blade Runner 2019 #6

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s): Rian Hughes (CVR A), Syd Mead (CVR B), Andres Guinaldo (CVR C)

Michael Green, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl) begin a new story in the smash hit sci-fi comic set in the iconic world of Blade Runner! Seven years after her disastrous last case, veteran Blade Runner Ash is low on cash and short on options… Illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America).

Blade Runner 2019 #6

Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #5

Blade Runner 2019 #5

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s): Paul Pope (A), Syd Mead (B), Andres Guinaldo (C), Paul Pope Virgin Sketch (D), Blank Sketch (E)

Michael Green, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl) begin a new story in the smash hit sci-fi comic set in the iconic world of Blade Runner! Seven years after her disastrous last case, veteran Blade Runner Ash is low on cash and short on options… Illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America).

Blade Runner 2019 #5
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