Blade Runner 2019 #1
A new Blade Runner arrives in the first comic to tell original, in canon stories set in the Blade Runner universe!From Academy Award–nominated screenwriter Michael Green (Blade Runner 2049, Logan, American Gods, Supergirl), with longtime co-writer Mike Johnson (Batman/Superman, Star Trek). Illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)! In the neo-noir city of Los Angeles, 2019, Ash, a veteran Blade Runner, is grappling with a new case: a billionaire's wife and child, apparently kidnapped by Replicants for dark purposes...

Blade Runner 2019 #1 Details

TitleBlade Runner 2019 #1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 17th, 2019
PublisherTitan
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels

Blade Runner 2019 #1 Review

  • Ryan Stewart
    January 1, 1970
    This just feels right, from the look to the tone to the dialogue and so on. I’m excited to see where this goes and thrilled that, at least to start, it lives up to the Blade Runner name.
  • PvOberstein
    January 1, 1970
    Hm. First issue of Blade Runner 2019, putting it in the same timeframe as the original Blade Runner film, featuring Aahna "Ash" Ashina, a crack Blade Runner of the Los Angeles Police Department roped into investigating a Missing Persons cases.I'm still on the fence about whether the cyberpunk/noir aesthetic of the movie(s) can ever be fully replicated (see what I did there?) in print. Without the ability to use visual subtext like the films do, the preliminary issue came off as trying really har Hm. First issue of Blade Runner 2019, putting it in the same timeframe as the original Blade Runner film, featuring Aahna "Ash" Ashina, a crack Blade Runner of the Los Angeles Police Department roped into investigating a Missing Persons cases.I'm still on the fence about whether the cyberpunk/noir aesthetic of the movie(s) can ever be fully replicated (see what I did there?) in print. Without the ability to use visual subtext like the films do, the preliminary issue came off as trying really hard to show just how noir it is; our protagonist watches a Replicant gouge his own eyes out in the first few panels. (As an aside - stories that open with very graphic violence always makes me worry that the work is desperate to appear "gritty"; there's such an unfortunate tendency to conflate graphicness with maturity). The comic book look makes it hard to shake the narrative rhythm Marvel and DC have primed us for; we expect superheroes and superhuman feats as a matter of course, whereas the use of violence in the films is (all things considered) actually pretty minimal.Not bad, not great. We'll see how it goes, I suppose.
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  • Joel Caleb
    January 1, 1970
    This is definitely Blade RunnerThe mystery. The atmosphere. The ambiguity with bare minimum explanation. Answering one question to open up 10 more. This is definitely a Blade Runner story, and I can't wait for more. The art was amazing and the world-building through it was beautiful, but the only thing I didn't like in the entire book, was the way some of the characters were drawn sometimes. Sometimes they looked great, but sometimes they were at a weird angle or the coloring was a little off. B This is definitely Blade RunnerThe mystery. The atmosphere. The ambiguity with bare minimum explanation. Answering one question to open up 10 more. This is definitely a Blade Runner story, and I can't wait for more. The art was amazing and the world-building through it was beautiful, but the only thing I didn't like in the entire book, was the way some of the characters were drawn sometimes. Sometimes they looked great, but sometimes they were at a weird angle or the coloring was a little off. But that is a very minor issue. As a whole it was fantastic and the next issue cannot come soon enough.
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  • Hugo
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing beginning, AMAZING PROTAGONIST
  • Silky Cherry
    January 1, 1970
    Very good. The tone atmosphere has been captured perfectly. I can't wait for more!
  • Raymond St. Paul
    January 1, 1970
    Yeah bladeYeah this opening of the new blade Runner has me interested in reading more of this comic. I recommend it!
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