Titan Comics have announced that they will be expanding on their Blade Runner books with Blade Runner Origins coming in February 2021. Set before the events of Blade Runner 2019 and the iconic film, this new maxi-series will take a look at the events that lead to the creation of the Blade Runner division. Written by Mike Johnson (Supergirl, Star Trek), the award-winning co-writer of Titan’s Blade Runner 2019, artist K. Perkins (Batwoman, Wonder Woman,Supergirl), and screenwriter Mellow Brown (American Gods, Calls) with a cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.
Here’s more on this new universe-expanding series:
“A senior bioengineer for the Tyrell Corp is found hanging in her sealed laboratory, the victim of an apparent suicide. LAPD Detective Cal Moreaux—a war-scarred veteran of the bloody Off-world conflict known as Kalanthia, as depicted in the “Blackout 2022” Blade Runner anime—is sent to write it up, quickly, quietly and with the minimum of fuss. But something doesn’t sit right with the detective, and it soon becomes apparent that this is anything but a “normal” suicide. Did the scientist’s ground-breaking research on Nexus-model Replicants somehow contribute to her death? And is the apparent disappearance of a prototype Nexus unit also connected to the case? Det. Moreaux’s investigation will draw him into a dark conspiracy behind Dr. Tyrell’s Replicant empire.”
So, if you’re a fan of the film nd the comics, ask for it at your local comic book store now and look out for Blade Runner Origins #1 debut on February 24, 2021.