Blade Runner: 2019 #1

Writer: Michael Green, Mike Johnson Artist: Andres Guinaldo Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: July 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
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In the neo-noir city of Los Angeles, 2019, Ash, a veteran Blade Runner, is grappling with a new case: a billionaire's wife and child, apparently kidnapped by Replicants for dark purposes... An all-new ongoing comic series from the pen of Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Michael Green (Blade Runner 2049, Logan, American Gods), with longtime co-writer Mike Johnson (Batman/Superman, Supergirl, Star Trek), illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America). The first comic to tell original, in-canon stories set in the Blade Runner universe!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jul 10, 2019

    Blade Runner: 2019 #1 is a fantastic comic to expand the world of the films. Ash is a perfect introductory character to this world and the story makes for a good crime drama that is a must-read for anyone who enjoys police procedurals. Titan Comics put their best foot forward representing this universe with this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Jul 11, 2019

    To describe the art of this comic in mere words would do it an injustice, but it is simply perfect! Shot for shot it recreates the aesthetic of the film, from the acid raindrops right down to the random 80s inspired wardrobe that the creators thought would represent the fashion of the future. Add this to the new scenery explored in the story, the name drops and a classic film noir tale and you have the beginnings of a masterpiece. An absolute must-have for Blade Runner and Cyberpunk fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jul 18, 2019

    Intriguing storytelling combines with an excellent look into a familiar world to tell a new tale in the Blade Runner franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 28, 2019

    Blade Runner 2019 #1 is an exciting start to the series, laying the groundwork for interesting story threads. Ash is an intriguing character and I'm looking forward to seeing her in various situations. So far, I'm optimistic that this series will bring the Blade Runner world to life once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rogues Portal - Jonathan Boes Jul 10, 2019

    Heres my biggest question after this first issue: Will Blade Runner 2019 meaningfully continue the dialogue of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049? Or will it simply reproduce the Blade Runner vibe on the pagea sort of paper-and-staples replicant? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jul 23, 2019

    Even in the early stages of this series Ash makes a pretty compelling justification for readers to want to spend more in her world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Michael Compton Jul 16, 2019

    Blade Runner 2019 hits the ground running in what looks to be a must-read new entry in the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge &lsquo Jul 16, 2019

    Expanded universe and sequel series are always a minefield to navigate. Either they can be wildly disparate from the original basis or too slavishly similar. Blade Runner 2019 #1, however, finds a really neat balance between the two. Inhabiting the already well established world, both on a visual level and scripting level, Michael Green, Mike Johnson, Andres Guinaldo and Marco Lesko deliver a worthy new Blade Runner tale with a brand-new, very interesting lead character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Jul 10, 2019

    The comic nails the sci-fi noir tone of the films but doesn't feel like its retreading familiar ground. The art seems confused in places as if Guinaldo and colorist Marco Lesko had a communications breakdown resulting in misbalanced layouts, but Blade Runner 2019 is likely to hooks fans and have them coming back for more. Read Full Review

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