Blade Runner 2019 #1 is the first issue of Blade Runner 2019.
"Early in the 21st Century, the TYRELL CORPORATION advanced robot evolution to the NEXUS phase – creating artificial beings virtually identical to humans – known as REPLICANTS.
Superior in strength and agility, the Replicants functioned primarily as Off-world slave labor or in hazardous, high-collateral combat situations.
After Replicants were declared illegal on Earth, special police operatives – called BLADE RUNNERS – had orders to kill or 'RETIRE' any trespassers upon detection.
Detective AAHNA ASHINA of the Los Angeles Police Department was one of the first to qualify for the assignment.
Her colleagues called her ASH.
She was the best of them."
Ash, having tracked down Benny, a replicant guilty of killing five people, she considers selling his eyes on the collectors' market. However, given the option to remove his own eyes, Benny accepts and then follows by slitting his throat, to Ash's astonishment.
The Blade Runner returns to her superior, Wojciech, who informs her that there are no current jobs to hunt replicants. Instead, Alexander Selwyn of the Canaan Corporation has requested a top Blade Runner to find his missing wife and daughter, Isobel and Cleo.
Ash meets with Selwyn in Santa Barbara, learning that his wife, child, their chauffer Arkady, and his wife's spinner were last seen at Lydia Tyrell's birthday party. He declines media attention toward the disappearance, fearing that it would attract enemies.
After a thorough search of the home, Ash turns up nothing, so searches the city. She eventually finds the spinner south of the city viaduct, with Arkady murdered inside. Becoming exhausted, Ash decides to delay her report to the morning, and rushes home.
In the late hours, Isobel and Cleo make their way through the streets to find Malak.
Ash makes it home, finding her way to a wheelchair to recharge her cybernetic back brace.
Isobel and Cleo make it to their meeting place with Malak, but he is not there. They are confronted by two men and a woman, who attack. Isobel quickly incapacitates them before Malak finally arrives.