L.A. under siege by replicants in Blade Runner 2029 #5

Blade Runner 2029 #5 cover
(Image credit: Titan Comics)

Titan Comics' spinoff Blade Runner comics continue this summer, continuing the story of Detective Aahna 'Ash' Ashina in the year 2029.

"A fanatical army of super-human replicants have laid siege to L.A.," reads Titan's description for Blade Runner 2029 #5. "Now it is up to Detective Ash to retire cult leader Yotun before he destroys both her and the city she loves."

Here's the primary cover by Dani Strips, along with variant covers by Syd Mead, Eldo Yoshimizu, and Claudia Ianniciello.

Set 10 years after the original Blade Runner film (and 20 years before the recent sequel), Titan Comics' Blade Runner 2029 is an official, in-continuity story written by the co-writer of that recent film, Mike Johnson. Andres Guinaldo is drawing the series.

Blade Runner 2029 follows a runner named Ash who has come out of retirement, but is now using the job of secretary to assist her replicant targets in making a life for themselves. 

Blade Runner 2029 #5 goes on sale on June 30. Blade Runner 2029 #1 through #3 are available now, with #4 coming April 7. The first four issues of this series are being collected in a softcover collection called Blade Runner 2029: Vol. 1: Reunion which goes on sale on July 6.

Just like the comics in the world of Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2029 is available digitally as well as in print. For the best digital comics reading experience, make sure you've read our rundown of the best digital comics readers for Android and iOS devices.

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)