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Travel to the world of Blade Runner 2009 and discover the origins of the BLADE RUNNER DIVISION. When a Tyrell Corporation scientist working on an experimental new type of Replicant is discovered dead in her laboratory, the victim of an apparent suicide, LAPD detective CAL MOREAU is called in to investigate. What he uncovers is a conspiracy of silence so deadly it could chan Travel to the world of Blade Runner 2009 and discover the origins of the BLADE RUNNER DIVISION. When a Tyrell Corporation scientist working on an experimental new type of Replicant is discovered dead in her laboratory, the victim of an apparent suicide, LAPD detective CAL MOREAU is called in to investigate. What he uncovers is a conspiracy of silence so deadly it could change the world as he knows it. Set ten years before the events of the first Blade Runner film, this is the world on the cusp of environmental collapse, and the beginning of the mass Off-world migration to the Off-world colonies. Through its rain-soaked streets, LAPD Detective CAL MOREAU, a PTSD sufferer, must travel as he attempts to unravel the truth behind a seemingly routine suicide that soon reveals itself to be just the thin end of a vast conspiracy, one that runs to the very top of the Tyrell Corporation tower.


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Travel to the world of Blade Runner 2009 and discover the origins of the BLADE RUNNER DIVISION. When a Tyrell Corporation scientist working on an experimental new type of Replicant is discovered dead in her laboratory, the victim of an apparent suicide, LAPD detective CAL MOREAU is called in to investigate. What he uncovers is a conspiracy of silence so deadly it could chan Travel to the world of Blade Runner 2009 and discover the origins of the BLADE RUNNER DIVISION. When a Tyrell Corporation scientist working on an experimental new type of Replicant is discovered dead in her laboratory, the victim of an apparent suicide, LAPD detective CAL MOREAU is called in to investigate. What he uncovers is a conspiracy of silence so deadly it could change the world as he knows it. Set ten years before the events of the first Blade Runner film, this is the world on the cusp of environmental collapse, and the beginning of the mass Off-world migration to the Off-world colonies. Through its rain-soaked streets, LAPD Detective CAL MOREAU, a PTSD sufferer, must travel as he attempts to unravel the truth behind a seemingly routine suicide that soon reveals itself to be just the thin end of a vast conspiracy, one that runs to the very top of the Tyrell Corporation tower.

30 review for Blade Runner: Origins Vol. 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bill Lynas

    The classic science fiction film Blade Runner has spawned quite few graphic novel spin offs recently. I enjoyed all three volumes of Blade Runner 2019 & the first volume of Blade Runner 2029 was very promising. Now we have a new story with Blade Runner: Origins. So, what went wrong ? This prequel sees the birth of the Blade Runner department & presents us with a collection of new characters. Sadly I couldn't engage with any of the characters or the plot. The two star rating I have given is for th The classic science fiction film Blade Runner has spawned quite few graphic novel spin offs recently. I enjoyed all three volumes of Blade Runner 2019 & the first volume of Blade Runner 2029 was very promising. Now we have a new story with Blade Runner: Origins. So, what went wrong ? This prequel sees the birth of the Blade Runner department & presents us with a collection of new characters. Sadly I couldn't engage with any of the characters or the plot. The two star rating I have given is for the artwork alone, as the story & characterisations are pretty lacklustre. Hopefully other people will enjoy this graphic novel, but it had little to keep my attention. Perhaps there are now too many Blade Runner stories in print. It's a little like releasing too many Star Wars films in a short space of time & you end up with the hugely disappointing Solo. Too many Blade Runner spin offs seem to have evoked the law of diminishing returns.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Zare

    Unlike BladeRunner 2019 this story arc does not have that feeling of completeness. Starting years before Ash we follow our detective Cal Moreau as he tries to solve the mysterious case of suicide of one of Tyrell Corp highest ranking scientists working on Nexus 5 Replicant product line. What starts as a suicide slowly (and I mean slowly) evolves into something more sinister and soon we find Cal trying to stay alive and evade Tyrell Corp security people. Problem with this book is that it is not ... Unlike BladeRunner 2019 this story arc does not have that feeling of completeness. Starting years before Ash we follow our detective Cal Moreau as he tries to solve the mysterious case of suicide of one of Tyrell Corp highest ranking scientists working on Nexus 5 Replicant product line. What starts as a suicide slowly (and I mean slowly) evolves into something more sinister and soon we find Cal trying to stay alive and evade Tyrell Corp security people. Problem with this book is that it is not ..... relaxed would be a word. I haven't read a book so tense, teeth grinding and constantly on the verge of scream and agony - and for no reason whatsoever. At least reason cannot be discerned from the book itself. There are flashbacks for Cal's past and some twist and turns but they all seem half-baked, no conclusion in them - what do they mean, what is their importance? Hopefully story will get better defined in volume #2. All in all interesting read, but in need of some story-wise polishing. Art is good, giving same look and feel as 2019 story line. You definitely feel you are reading about same futuristic world in these two books. Recommended to fans of noir and SF. Only beware, this book is more like a warm-up for what is to come.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    Hmmm 🤔 - not really sure what to make of this take on the Blade Runner universe. It doesn’t feel as strong or as compelling as the 2019/2029 books.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Vegan Jon

    Good stuff. After the 2019 - 2029 series we now have 2009. Loving it. The artwork is lush and the colours neon and apt. The story is very good and all adding to a worthy canon.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Josh

    Not as strong as other Titan BR comics, but still worth a look for those that dig the universe.

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    Ian Dixon

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    Remy's Dad

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    Aaron

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    Ilia Epifanov

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    Frédéric

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Williams

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    Anthony

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    Am Gill

  15. 4 out of 5

    Adam777T

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    Michael

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kurt Lorenz

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mike Jozic

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    Ken

  21. 5 out of 5

    Walter

  22. 4 out of 5

    Emma

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    Stuart

  24. 5 out of 5

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    Joe Stanhope

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    Bennett Courrier-Oaster

  28. 4 out of 5

    J A SPONG

  29. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Purnell

  30. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Rooks

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