Will Ash Find Her Humanity In New ‘Blade Runner 2029’ Series To Launch This December?

by Olly MacNamee
Cover by Peach Momoko,

The next chapter in the Blade Runner comic book saga launches this December from Titan Comics. Blade Runner 2029 catches up with Detective Aahna “Ash” Ashina and is delivered by the original award-winning creative writing team of Michael Green (screenwriter of Blade Runner 2049), co-writer Mike Johnson (Supergirl, Star Trek), artist Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), and colorist Marco Lesko (Doctor Who).

So, what’s new? Series editor David Leach had this to say about the direction the franchise, and in particular Ash, will be heading:

In this era of the Blade Runner comic, we see Ash becoming more human, which, I think is fasci­nating. The initial idea of this killing machine learning humility and humanity from a bioengineered individual is amazing.

Far too early for a preview, here’s a rundown of the new series to give you a good idea of what to expect:

“Following the dramatic events of the first arc, BLADE RUNNER 2029 sees an emotionally changed Ash back with the LAPD’s Blade Runner division and once again on the streets hunting renegade Replicants. She finds her loyalties and humanity challenged by two Replicants, one offering her salvation, the other deadly damnation.”

Blade Runner 2029 #1 will be out December 16th from Titan Comics.

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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