Blade Runner: Origins #1

Writer: K. Perkins, Mike Johnson, Mellow Brown Artist: Fernando Dagnino Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: March 10, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
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Enter the world of Blade Runner: 2009 and Discover the untold origins of the Blade Runners!
A Tyrell Corporation scientist is DEAD - the victim of an apparent suicide.
But when LAPD Detective Cal is called in to investigate, he uncovers secret documents revealing a new kind of replicant and a conspiracy that could change the world.
FEATURES AN ALL-STAR CREATIVE TEAM with Titan's bestselling Blade Runner 2019 co-writer MIKE JOHNSON plus K. PERKINS (Supergirl) and MELLOW BROWN (American Gods).

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Feb 22, 2021

    This story line has been refreshing. I literally cannot wait to drink in each issue as I was a fan of the Harrison Ford original. But Ash…Ash fits like a glove in this Blade Runner environment. This is cutting edge science fiction pulp noir. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Feb 25, 2021

    So, if you love your dystopian sci-fi detective noir, this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 16, 2021

    Blade Runner Origins takes us right back into the dystopian setting and brings us untold stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Michael Compton Feb 17, 2021

    For fans of Blade Runner, Origins opens up the universe in welcoming ways that in no way taint what has been done prior. Prime reading when in prep for that upcoming Voight-Kampff test. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 15, 2021

    Blade Runner: Origins #1features a solid start to its story, immersing readers in a time before the first Blade Runner film. Fans of Titan's previous Blade Runner series or the films will definitely want to check this out, as it provides a genesis for the films. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 11, 2021

    Fans of the Blade Runner franchise will find Blade Runner: Origins to be a satisfying addition to the canon. Those who weren't already won over by either of the films or the earlier comics probably won't find anything here to change their minds. That being said, this comic convert a few cinephiles into comic readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Mar 10, 2021

    BLADE RUNNER ORIGINS #1, available from Titan Comics on March 10th, is a fairly standard detective noir story that benefits from the Easter eggs, bells, and whistles of the Blade Runner universe. The art is precisely atmospheric for the source material, and the snappy writing keeps the reader engaged. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Luke Cornelius Mar 15, 2021

    "Blade Runner Origins" #1 is a layered and intriguing opening issue that introduces a new protagonist in the calm before the storm. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Daniel Feathers Mar 10, 2021

    Blade Runner Origins issue 1 is a comic that has all of the hallmarks of a neo-noir story, almost to a fault. The dialogue is moody, the atmosphere is crushing, the art is dark, and the characters are all appropriately shady and guarded. It's quintessentially Blade Runner. However, Blade Runner is kind of all it is right now. It feels like something that could be good, great even. But so far it's just enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Chal-Chenet Jun 1, 2021

    This is only the first issue, so this is an introduction, and it is perfectly understandable. Consequently, the story is not very fast yet, but it does seem interesting.
    It looks like the authors use a few clich├ęs (detective tough guy, androids in the wild, secret corporation), but the comic reads surprisingly well.
    Of course, it doesn't even compare to the original "Blade Runner", but as entertainment it works well.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Mar 13, 2021

    Looks like the soulless Tyrell Corporation will take a more active role as this villain in this run. The art looks great too. I'm sold.

    I don't get the opening scene though, maybe that will make more sense later.

  • 8.0
    Phil B. Mar 10, 2021

  • 7.0
    ComicWorm Nov 18, 2021

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