Review: Blade Runner Origins #2
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: Titan Comics
Artist: Fernando Dagnino
Colors: Marco Lesko
Letters: Jim Campbell
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
Los Angeles: 2009 …Uncover the story behind the first Blade Runners!
Enter the world of Blade Runner: 2009 and Discover the untold origins of the Blade Runners!
After the apparent suicide of Tyrell Corporation bioengineer, DR. LYDIA KINE, was determined to be a murder committed by a Replicant, LAPD DETECTIVE CAL MOREAUX is tracking the presumed killer: a NEXUS 5 prototype.
Upon arriving back at his home, Cal finds the brother of the late Dr. Kine, MARCUS, waiting for him. Just as Marcus expresses his suspicions of Tyrell Corp, he and Cal find themselves under attack by an enemy with strength beyond that of a human..
K Perkins, Mellow Brown, & Mike Johnson continue to hit home runs in a rained out environment. I absolutely love that the three constants in any Blade Runner movie or comic are carried over into Blade Runner Origins….eyeballs, noodles, and rain.
Lots and lots of rain….is it ever sunny in the city of Los Angeles?
This series fills in the gaps. How did we ever arrive to where Harrison Ford is on the scene? Will we ever get to see Dekker in action in the pages? Who cares at this point as we have the original detective, Cal Moreaux , on this case. The script writing is sound and every nuance of an investigation is provided to the reader as we know how this is going to end up. Or do we?
That is what is so intriguing. We have seen the end product in the cinema, but we also have the privilege of watching the seeds being planted in this comic. Fast forward to Blade Runner 2029 and we see the future of an already established Blade Runner Corps.
This team of authors is doing justice to all things Blade Runner – the vehicles, the environment, and the costuming. Who could ask for anything more?
Fernando Dagnino immerses us into LA…a rainy LA…those vehicles…that skyline. If you are not familiar with the Blade Runner landscape, you will immediately recognize that is is and always has been dreary. The rain is a character in the movies and in the comics.
There is a certain artistic style that readers (and viewers) of Blade Runner are used to. Dagnino pays certain homages to this style. All that is missing is a bowl of noodles at an outdoor cafe while it is raining. I cannot brag upon Dagnino enough as each turn of the page provides you with what you are used to in the movie(s).
Crickets are chirping as you need to check this out! This comic is what we have been craving as a prequel in expanding our knowledge of the Blade Runner universe. We get to really see the seeds of what the Tyrell Corp puts into play. Replicants….are they more human than we are? We will find out. And what about those original ones in the Ridley Scott movie? Are we going to see them? No negatives, but such a cauldron of anticipation!
We get to really see the seeds of what the Tyrell Corp puts into play. Replicants….are they more human than we are? We will find out. What about those original Replicants from the Ridley Scott movie? Are we going to see them? So much material to work with as the dots are being connected. Buy this book!!!