The series is written by the team of Mellow Brown (American Gods), K. Perkins (Supergirl) and Mike Johnson, who’s been helming Titan’s Blade Runner 2019 since launch. Fernando Dagnino provides art, which can be seen below along with covers for the first issue from Dagnino, Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau, Robert Hack, and Piotr Kowalski. Peach Momoko’s cover to the issue can be seen above; the issue will also ship with a blank cover variant.
“The cyber noir world developed in this masterpiece movie has forged my imagination ever since I was a kid,” Dagnino told The Hollywood Reporter. “As an artist I feel privileged to be expanding this dark and complex universe and honored to be part of it’s history, contributing, together with a fantastic team of creators, to imagine this unique prequel that will not only answer questions to the origins of the series, but also link — as any speculative sci-fi story should — with modern day conflicts and concerns.”
The series is the latest product of the partnership between Titan and Blade Runner owner Alcon Media Group, initially announced in 2018. So far, Titan has published 12 issues of Blade Runner 2019, with Blade Runner 2029 recently announced.
Blade Runner: Origins will launch Feb. 24 digitally and in comic book stores.