Last July it was announced that Alcon Media Group and London-based Titan Publishing were partnering in a new co-publishing venture which would initially focus on the Blade Runner universe. Now, EW can exclusively reveal that the first comic to explore that universe will be called Blade Runner 2019. Launching this summer, Titan Comics’ new series will be set during the exact timeframe of the original Blade Runner film, and feature a (mostly) new set of characters and situations.
Titan also confirmed that artist Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America) will be joining Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green (Logan) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Superman/Batman) to breathe life into their all-new Blade Runner comic books.
One featured character is Ash, a female Blade Runner who is more than she seems.
“I was 19 when I first saw Blade Runner and I left the cinema dazed and stunned,” stated Titan editor David Leach. “Frankly, it blew my tiny little art school mind, so the opportunity to work on this new comic set in that same world is an absolute thrill and honor!”
“We are excited about exploring and expanding the Blade Runner universe,” said Alcon’s Director of Publishing, Jeff Conner. “The 2019 setting provides a broad canvas for the creative team to present fresh stories and compelling characters.”
Exclusively see character sketches from the upcoming comic series, below.