Collider can exclusively share the four variant covers for the first issue of blade runner 2039, the third and final chapter of the series starring Blade Runner known as Aahna “Ash” Ashina. The story bridges the gap between the first and the second. Bounty hunter movies, with characters that first debuted in theaters.
Blade Runner Ash made his comic book debut in 2019 in a series called blade runner 2019. The sequel, blade runner 2039was released in 2020. Each series follows Ash in a different decade, showing how the world changed between scott ridley‘s original film, which takes place in 2019, and denis villeneuveThe sequel to , which takes place in 2049. Now, blade runner 2039 will explore the evolution of Replicators as Ash battles Luv, the First Angel, created by scientist Niander Wallace. Luv was first seen in blade runner 2049played by Sylvia Hoeks.
To celebrate the launch of the new series, Titan Comics and publisher Alcon invited four artists to draw covers for blade runner 2039The first number of . Three of these covers are drawn by Junggeun-yoon, veronica fishY butch guisethe fourth being a concept art cover by syd meadone of the main people responsible for designing the Bounty hunter franchise aesthetic. Returning from the previous Ash series, the core creative team at blade runner 2039 understands writer Mike Johnson (supergirl), artist Andres Guinaldo (justice league dark) and colorist lesko frame. Commenting on the launch of the new series, Titan Comics Senior Creative Editor, David Leach said:
“This new series marks both the continuation and conclusion of Ash’s story, which began in Bladerunner 2019. It’s going to be the most dramatic of the series, and that’s saying long after what happened in ‘Blade Runner 2029′! It’s fantastic to be working with Johnson, Guinaldo and Lesko again, these guys are the ones that make me scream ‘Blade Runner’!”
Alcon Publishing Director, Jeff ConnerHe also added, “It’s refreshing to have a comedic character to grow and evolve like Ash has. Mike and Andres are really doing something special. Fans of the series should be very happy.”
Blade Runner 2039 #1 will be available in comic bookstores and digitally this December. Check out the covers of the first issue and the synopsis for the new series below.
Deadline: Los Angeles 2039. It’s been three years since Niander Wallace introduced his brand of ‘perfectly obedient’ replicants, and the ban on synthetic humans has been lifted, at least for Wallace’s new models: Tyrell Corp’s Nexus 8 units. older ones are still haunted by blade runners. Cleo Selwyn first seen as a little girl in ‘BR2019, Issue 1‘, has returned to Los Angeles some twenty years later, in search of Isobel, a replicant copy of her real mother who died when she was three years old. Cleo believes that Niander Wallace is holding Isobel captive, and the only person she can turn to for help is the one who saved her all those years ago: Aahna ‘Ash’ Ashina, now an aged and disgraced ex-Blade Runner.