Following the announcement by Titan Comics and Alcon Media Group that a brand new series Blade Runner Origins will be launching on February 24, 2021, they have now revealed the full cover line-up for issue 1 of this new title as well as a first look at two characters from this new series.
Blade Runner Origins is being writtern by DC Comics veteran K. Perkins, and screenwriter Mellow Brown with the award-winning co-writer of Titan’s Blade Runner 2019 Mike Johnson providing script supervision.
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.
Blade Runner Origins #1 will debut with a selection of amazing variant covers, including artwork by artists Peach Momoko, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, a set of retro pulp-style covers by Robert Hack as well as covers by Piotr Kowalski and series artist Fernando Dagnino.