Titan Comics and Alcon Media Group announced a brand new Blade Runner comic book series, Blade Runner 2019. The series will be written by Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green (Logan) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Superman/Batman). Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America) will be on art duties.
The series will take place during the time from of the original Blade Runner film, but will focus primarily on a new set of characters and situations. One of the new characters that will be featured is Ash, a female Blade Runner.
Titan released character sketches of five characters including Ash.
“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 honour!”
“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.”
Titan and Alcon Media are planning for more Blade Runner partnerships stating this new series “is part of a line of original comics and graphic novels by Alcon Media and Titan, which will add to the expanding canon of this celebrated science-fiction world.”
Blade Runner 2019 is expected to launch sometime this summer.